If you’ve been lucky enough to fall in love and find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, London is undoubtedly one of the best places to ask the all-important question and make it a truly special experience. If you’re staying at The Chilworth, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy many of the most romantic spots in the city, with some of the most stunning and beautiful locations in easy distance to help make planning the big surprise a breeze.
Read on to find out more about planning the perfect proposal in the capital, and how to make sure it’s a moment to remember for the rest of your lives.
Find the Perfect Ring
With plenty of incredible jewellery designers in London, it won’t be too hard to find the right ring for your partner. A short tube ride away from The Chilworth, you’ll find a plethora of designer boutiques and luxury stores around Knightsbridge and Bond Street, as well as smaller design studios if you fancy having something unique created just for your significant other.
Before you go ring shopping, it’s a good idea to get an idea of size and style. A sneaky way of working this out is to check out any existing jewellery they might have, but if this isn’t possible, try enlisting one of their friends to get the details for you.
Ring shopping can be hard work, so if you’re visiting London ahead of time to find the right piece, treat yourself to some afternoon tea London offers, for a well-earned treat to help you relax any impending nerves.
Allow Yourself Time to Plan
A proposal can sometimes be a spontaneous instant, but more often than not, it’s usually something that the nervous questioner has spent a long time planning in advance. And for good reason – everything about the proposal experience should feel memorable and special, ultimately designed to encourage the other person say “yes”.
Before you start putting your proposal together, it can often be a good idea to spend a little time planning and researching the perfect proposal for your partner. Decide whether they would enjoy something quiet, private and intimate, or would love the idea of a big surprise, involving friends and family. Would they be impressed by a novel and unique proposal in an unexpected location, or would they prefer a traditional moment, set in a beautiful and tranquil location? By considering all of these factors, you’ll be able to create the perfect wedding proposal for them.
You can even enlist the experts if you really want to go all out with a special proposal plan. Proposal planners can help organise every minute detail to make it perfect, from finding the right spot in the city, or sourcing a secret band to serenade your loved one in a unique and surprising location, to helping organise a flash mob in public, or decorating a special venue with petals and candlelight, to create the dream romantic atmosphere. This can take time to bring together, so if you’re especially keen on a proposal with a bit of drama and style, you may want to make sure that you leave plenty of time beforehand.
Choose an Ideal Location
London has some incredible places to stage a proposal, whatever your taste and style. Feel inspired by the stunning views across the city, by taking a ride up high before asking the question. You can experience London from above by visiting one of the fantastic skyscrapers in the City, or hire a private capsule as you ride the London Eye. For a truly unique experience from above, you might even want to book your very own helicopter ride, to create an unforgettable proposal.
If you’d rather stay closer to the ground, then there are still plenty of loved-up spots across the city. London has a huge variety of restaurants and bars if you’d prefer to keep your proposal low-key, and most restaurant and bar staff will be more than happy to get in on the act, by offering little additions to make the moment a little more special.
Or incorporate some of the magnificent history and heritage of the capital, by planning a proposal at one of the beautiful cultural spaces in London. From the tranquil gardens in the city’s many Royal Parks, to the sumptuous spaces of the many incredible monuments and buildings in the city, you’re never far from the perfect location for your special moment.
Think About the Whole Day
If you’re planning to visit London to propose and have a location in mind, don’t forget to think about what you might like to do before and after the big moment. If you’re feeling nervous, something calming and enjoyable like a relaxed meal together can be a lovely way to keep the day special, without revealing the surprise to come. The Chilworth London afternoon tea offers a delicious variety of tasty treats, served up in their scenic restaurant.
You might also like to pack the day with several other attractions in the city, to help reduce any expectation that something is waiting in the wings. With plenty of amazing museums, galleries and tourist sights to visit, it’s not hard to do this. Make sure that you avoid overwhelming your partner with too many plans however, as this may just leave them feeling fatigued before you’ve made it round to asking the question.
Finally, plan an intimate and enjoyable experience to share together afterwards, where you can celebrate the next step in your relationship. The Chilworth Paddington spa offers some wonderful massage and sauna sessions to enjoy together, where you can unwind at ease. Or make plans for a delicious dinner to enjoy in a special location, to end the day in style. A scenic rooftop dinner, complete with bubbles, in London’s highest building, the Shard, might be the perfect way to start the next part of your life together.