April 8th, 2014 by Alicia Drewnicki

7 London Date Spots To Catch The Perfect Sunset

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Relaxing with your date and watching a beautiful sunset together is an experience that’s hard to beat. If you need inspiration for scenic date locations, look no further. Here’s a guide to the top seven places to go on a sunset spotting date in London.

1) Primrose Hill
Walk to the north of Regent’s Park and you’ll find the idyllic Primrose Hill. At 256 feet high, you’ll be able to see iconic London landmarks such as the London Eye, the Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral. This really is the ideal spot for couples, so sit back and watch the sunset over the horizon. Afterwards, why not take a stroll and visit the many nearby restaurants on Regent’s Park Road?

2) The London Eye
The London Eye is the place to get 360 degrees views of London’s skyline. It’s a giant moving observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames where you can watch the sunset from the sky. You’ll get unparalleled views of London from 135 metres high and if you want the ultimate romantic package – splash out on the champagne experience. You’ll get a glass of champagne and a box of pink champagne truffles – absolute perfection!

3) View From The Shard
To see 42 miles of London’s landscape from above, head to The Shard. At 800ft, it’s the tallest building in Western Europe and the views will dazzle you! Whizz up the super fast kaleidoscopic lifts to level 72 where you will reach the romantic open-air viewing gallery. You have to see it to believe it!

4) River Thames Sunset Cruise
For a truly spectacular experience – view the London sunset from the water during a two-hour cruise. You’ll feast on champagne and canapes to the sound of live jazz whilst sailing past skyscrapers and gliding underneath Tower Bridge. The perfect way to admire the city from a new perspective!

5) Richmond Park
Richmond Park is the largest and arguably the most beautiful Royal Park in London. It’s a perfect place to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and admire the natural surroundings. Abundant with plants and animals – there are 1000 oak trees, 300 red deer and 350 fallow dear to name just a few things. On a warm summer’s evening, this is the perfect rural place to have a picnic and enjoy a sunset date.

6) Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge itself isn’t the most memorable or beautiful bridge you’ll ever see – but the beauty of this experience is in the walk. Talk a sunset stroll across the bridge and you’ll be mesmerised by the skyline that lights up at night. You’ll see so many iconic attractions as you walk across the bridge such as The Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s, Big Ben, The Gherkin, The OXO Tower, The National Theatre and much more. The perfect place to get a sunset photo!

7) Restaurant at Tate Modern
Head to the Tate Modern and you’ll discover an amazing restaurant with panoramic views of London. You’ll get perfect views of the River Thames and St Paul’s, so enjoy a decadent slice of chocolate cake, whilst the sky glows in front of you – simply sublime!

So there you have it – seven magical London hotspots to get the best views of the city at sunset. Now you’ve got the perfect location inspiration – all you need to do is plan the date…

Alicia Drewnicki is a travel, fashion and lifestyle writer living in London who runs the site AliciaExplores.com. She's super interested in body language, exploring the world and writing about it all!

One Response to “7 London Date Spots To Catch The Perfect Sunset”

  1. April 18, 2014 at 11:18 am, D said:

    Nice idea but pity Richmond Park closes before sunset….

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