Superbreak.com (buy direct) are the experts in providing short breaks in London and often have deals which include theater tickets or visitor attractions. A recent search on their site found four star hotels for under £50 a night! You can also use Kayak to Compare London Hotel Rates.
When you come to London you want to see a West End show but the cost of the tickets can be off-putting. Here are some tips on How To Get Cheap London Theatre Tickets.
If you love fragrances, you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
Find out where to buy and try Chocolate in London. My favorite is Hotel Chocolat (Buy Direct) who produce luxury chocolates and have many gift ideas. Hotel Chocolat is a British-owned company who has been committed to producing real, authentic chocolate for over ten years. Their success has a lot to do with the quality ingredients they use – they even have their own cocoa plantation, Rabot Estate, in the West Indies.
15. Valentines Card
The best card shop in London has to be Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road. Paperchase is considered the brand leader in design led and innovative stationery in the UK. The range is constantly changing which makes return visits more fun. They also carry a great range of unusual papers and art materials as well as all the more widely available stationery, greeting cards, gifts, and gift packaging.
16. Teddy Bear
Some romantics are big softies and a teddy bear would be the perfect gift. Hamleys on Regent Street is the biggest toy shop in the world so is bound to have something for your loved one. Another option would be a Harrods teddy bear as they are collected around the world. Many are limited editions and all are quality teddies to keep forever. Or you could build a custom bear at a Build-a-Bear Workshop in Hamleys or Covent Garden piazza.
Hatton Garden is London's jewelry quarter. The streets are lined with exclusive stores, many who have jewelry production in-house so they can create bespoke pieces. All stores are open Monday to Friday but not all open on the weekend as Hatton Garden is on the edge of the City of London (the financial district) which is mostly closed at weekends. My favorite jewelers there is Anthony Gray.
Valentines Day couldn't pass without a trip for the men to a lingerie store. Agent Provocateur is the designer lingerie store in London. The staff know about their products and never make you feel uncomfortable if you have questions. They have a few branches but I like the Soho branch as it's a great area to visit.
19. Romantic Meal
London has some extremely romantic restaurants that can make that first date/Valentine's Day/anniversary really special. The Top 10 Romantic London Restaurants all have something that makes them stand out.