If you are lucky enough to have found your special someone, you don’t want to compromise on where you ask ‘the question’. Whether you are a London local and are looking for a top spot in your city or are a tourist taking your lover on a romantic trip – the possibilities are endless. High Flying Helicopter have put together a list of no less than 33 (!) locations to ask your life-changing question, and we have picked the top 6 places in the city. From restaurants to quiet parks, these are the dreamiest scenarios to perch down on one knee.
1. Hampstead Heath Pergola
Located high on a hill with the most spectacular view of London, this is without a doubt a number one location for a special proposal. The pillars are overgrown with greenery and the beautiful gardens surrounding the pergola are something that will not be forgotten easily. Lord Leverhulme wanted this pergola to be the setting for extravagant parties, and nowadays here is a sense of faded grandeur. Take a walk around the gardens and set down on one knee in the pergola at sunset, we guarantee you will not find a more romantic setting.
Tip: you can get married here too!
2. Galvin at Windows Restaurant
If you are looking for a bit more glamour on your special night, Galvin at Windows is a perfect option for your proposal. Located on the 28th floor with gorgeous views over Hyde Park, this michelin-starred restaurant will definitely get you a ‘yes’. Galvin has had very positive reviews from people who went before you, where the staff really proves to go the extra mile to make it special for you. Of course we advise you to tell the reservations team you are planning on proposing when you book your table.
3. St Dunstan in the East
This church, built around 1100 is another gem in London for a quiet proposal. Although the remains of a WWII-bombsite might not seem very romantic, the quiet atmosphere with its greenery draped over the building is a top-spot for a declaration of love. The old church has bare windows with climbing bright green ivy and the sporadic red rose. You may get the occasional passerby, but overall it is one of the quietest spots in the city.
4. Primrose Hill
Another natural beauty is Primrose Hill. If it was just about the name it would already be a winner. The park is famous for its views over London and is especially romantic at sunset. Although in summertime it can get very busy, the park is so large you will be able to find a quieter spot if you wish. Pack a picnic with a bottle of champagne to pop some fizz after getting the ‘yes’.
5. Planetarium, Royal Observer
The Planetarium is really the best of both worlds. The romantic starry sky and a beautiful building, combined with gorgeous views of Greenwich Park – the Royal Observer has it all. Luckily, the team knows this and have created a special proposal package that have received great reviews. The astronomers will ensure it all runs smoothly by setting up the planetarium show for you and providing you with the perfect setting. You will be given VIP-tickets, to give you a cover for what is going to happen and ensure your special one doesn’t expect anything until you are ready.
6. Claridge’s Hotel
Want the glamour but not the crowd? Instead of proposing in a sky-high restaurant, why not book a sky-high hotel room. Claridges has suits with spectacular views over London (we recommend the Grand Piano suite). Marble floors, chandeliers and white glove-service: this hotel will provide you with a luxury experience. Splash out for this memorable day and book the penthouse with a bottle of champagne ready for you. Again, we recommend you let the staff know you what your plan is, and they will do everything they can to make it extra special.
Also take a look at this guide to the prettiest restaurants in London.