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Fun things to do for couples in London

Discover the England’s capital with our list of fun things to do for couples in London. From exploring Little Venice to watching the sunset at Primrose Hill, this is your ultimate fun things to do for couples in London checklist.

Wander the artistic streets

London boasts masses of unique and creative street art. Not only offering a visually appealing experience but culturally immersive one as well. Choose to casually enjoy the ever-changing vibrant streets of the East End.

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Enjoy the serenity of Little Venice

Another fun thing to do in London for couples is to pay a visit as a couple to the romantic and scenic area near Paddington, where the Grand Union and Regent’s canals intersect. Take a canal boat cruise down to Camden locks and take in the scenery, visit the 1930’s boat; The Great Gatsby, a truly decadent experience. Or take a more traditional ride in a Gondola moored at the main intersection of Regent’s and Grand union.

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Take a trip down the Burlington Arcade

The luxury corridor of shops that connects Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens offers majestic experience. Not only extravagant but with a rich history. Enjoy the rows of delightful window fronts that has made its way into many films and learn the story behind it over an afternoon tea. One of the historic ‘things to do for couples in London’ options.

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Appreciate the fresh flowers with a stroll down Columbia Road Flower Market

Take a stroll on a Sunday where traders flock to the street amass with flowers, houseplants, herbs and shrubs. Pick out your perfect selection of blooms, arrive early to beat the crowds and afterwards wander the side streets to enjoy the range of independent shops, boutiques, delis and galleries.

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Escape the city in Hampstead Heath

Enjoy a romantic picnic with a bottle of prosecco, but don’t forget to take in the stunning views. Visit the high streets that have an array of lovely shops and stores in the surrounding area of Hampstead- the perfect thing to do for couples in London.

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Take a trip to a tropical paradise at the Barbican

Among the concrete jungle is another much greener, and more tropical. The second biggest greenhouse in London houses a wide variance of different species including towering palms and ferns, among them even koi carp and terrapins.

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Catch sunrise/set at Primrose Hill

Make sure this is on your ‘things to do for couples in London’ list! Walk up the popular Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park and get a view of the whole city on a clear day. Perfect for an evening beer and picnic in the park or an early run while you watch the sunrise over the city.

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Get the best views with the best company

One of the most romantic things to do for couples in London may be grabbing a drink at one the rooftop bars that overlook the city. The Shard is one of the most popular, offering a viewing platform on the 69th floor, with major sites such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and The Gherkin looking spectacular.

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Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite hostel is YHA Perranporth.

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