London might not have the same reputation for romance as some other European cities, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places for enjoying a romantic break with your partner. The dramatic city skyline means you’ll have ample opportunity to see the sunset together at a wide variety of different vantage points – here’s our guide to the very best places to go…
As the tallest building in London, this a fantastic place to see the sunset. The view from the Shard is famous for its sky-high vistas across London, and you can see it all within one of the true modern architectural marvels of the city. Not only that, but there’s plenty to see and do while you’re here, including six restaurants and bars and a viewing platform which provides arguably the best space to watch the sunset in all of London.
The Sky Garden
The Sky Garden is another great venue that’s filled with bars and restaurants while also providing incredible sunset views too. You’ll be able to see the sunset with ease thanks to the enormous floor-to-ceiling windows which line the Sky Garden – so come here to relax after a massage in Paddington as the perfect end to a chilled day in the city.
Duck & Waffle
This restaurant is open 24/7 and gives you incredible views together with great service. Whether you’re heading here early to see the sunset or looking for a place where you can start your evening off in style, Duck & Waffle is within easy reach of our hotels near Paddington Station. It bills itself as the highest open-all-hours restaurant in the city, and from here you’ll be able to see some of the most famous buildings in London, such as the Gherkin, up close and on-high.
The top of Primrose Hill is a great option for sunset views, especially if you’d rather not be indoors or crave a little more privacy. The area surrounding the area is known for being something of a celebrity hotspot, and there are lots of places to grab a coffee or some dinner on the way back to your hotel. We recommend heading here for early evening, and if you really want to make the most of your visit, try the best afternoon tea in London at the Chilworth before you make the trip.
The London Eye
A trip on the London Eye is one of those ‘must see’ attractions, so whether you opt for a private capsule or share one with other visitors, this is a great way to see the sunset with a loved one. Each spin takes thirty minutes to complete, so make sure you’re here at dusk to see the city in a whole new light. At peak times the queues can get a little off-putting, so try booking in advance online if you want to be sure of being on-board at the perfect time for the best views.