One for the serious romantics here. I’ve been asked for some tips on proposals – that’s right, marriage proposals! (not that I can think of any other kinds)…
Ahem. Right, so, a few guys have been messaging me over the last few weeks asking me about where I’d suggest as good locations to propose. Whilst I believe that every proposal should be special, tailored, and personalised (and therefore there is no simple “best places” list), I’ve put one together anyway. Please note that all these following places are pretty un-original, and personally, I’d expect a little more thought!
1. The London Eye
It’s an obvious one, so much so they do special “proposal capsules” with champagne, chocolates and some privacy. But it’s fast becoming one of the most popular places in London to pop the question. It’s got some gorgeous views over the city, so I can see why. If you pick the right time, and have the right weather, it’s a stunning backdrop to celebrate against. Top tip – call the London Eye management beforehand and discuss options with them, you don’t want something to muck up on the big day…
2. New Year’s Fireworks
Oh am I going through the cliques here, but the New Year’s fireworks display is definitely another great place to propose. It’s very romantic, has a great atmosphere and is the perfect way to ring in the new year (literally!) with the wonderful display as backdrop to the start of your celebrations. Top tip – Get there early, some of the front row positions along the Thames are full up many hours before midnight!
3. Hyde Park
London has some beautiful green spaces, but Hyde Park is my favourite. In particular, the area around the Serpentine Lake is extremely romantic at certain times of the year. You can even arrange for a horse-drawn carriage to sweep you off afterwards. Another popular activity is to hire a boat and fashionably propose out on the open water – just hope it’s a yes or you’ll have a very wet swim back to shore!
4. A Boutique Restaurant
There are some beautiful restaurants in London and some are part of wonderful hotels as well. These quirky and personalised hotels pride themselves on customer service and offer something a little different. Have a look on-line at the growing collection of interesting hotels which would make a lovely place to propose, just remember the rose petals strewn across the bed!
5. With A Picnic
There are some lovely places to propose over a picnic in London. Give Parliament Hill, Kew Gardens or London’s botanical gardens a quick whirl and see if you feel they’re the place to ask “the one” the big question!