When we think of honeymoons we tend to think of tropical islands with white sandy beaches and clear blue sea. But what if a honeymoon to Mauritius isn’t your cup of tea? Some of us don’t like flying and the thought of a stressful long-haul flight can counteract the relaxation of your honeymoon. If you’ve got a shoestring budget or just simply want to stay a little closer to home then our historic capital city is the perfect place for a unique honeymoon. Here are my top 5 reasons to choose London for your first holiday as a married couple:
London has something to suit every budget. However, it’s worth spending a little more on luxury 4 or 5 star accommodation for your honeymoon; and make sure to let the hotel know that it’s a festive occasion as they’ll often help to make it more magical for you. The Grosvenor House Hotel or Claridge’s Hotel, both in Mayfair, are 5 star hotels famed for their fantastic service and classic romantic decor. It’s worth doing some research and checking plenty of review sites out before you book anywhere; the last thing you want on your honeymoon is unsatisfactory accommodation ruining the romantic mood!
London is, of course, famed for its underground train network and its iconic red buses; and no trip to London would be complete without a ride on the Tube or an open-top London bus. However, if you’re honeymooning in London, you’ll want to add a little bit of luxury to your travel arrangements. Why not travel to dinner or the theatre in style and inject a touch of glamour and class into your stay in London with Chauffeur Driven Car Hire? You’ll feel like a VIP stepping out of a sleek black Audi and asking your driver to wait whilst you dine at the posh London brasserie!
West End theater
No trip to London would be complete without a trip to a West End show or two. Going to the theatre is the perfect excuse to get dressed up to the nines and enjoy an evening of romance, art and culture in one of the most iconic theatre districts in the world. There’s always a wide variety of shows on offer across the many theatres that make up the West End; from musicals such as Les Miserables and West Side Story to classic plays like Othello and To Kill A Mockingbird, and many modern productions, so you’re sure to find something that interests you.
There is a wide variety of art galleries and museums across London to help you wile away the hours in the daytime. Many of them are free to enter so if your honeymoon activity budget is more shoestring than luxury these free entry attractions are perfect for you. Even if your budget is generous then places such as the Tate Modern and the Natural History Museum should certainly be on your list of places to visit. London is just full of culture which is waiting for you to soak it up! The London Eye is also absolutely worth a visit, it’s not free, but it’s one of the best ways to see London from above. The pods are generally shared with other people, but you could always inquire about the cost of a private pod and share a bottle of Champagne above the city with your new spouse.
Although London is a busy, bustling city there are plenty of green open spaces to escape to. If you’re blessed with sunny weather on your honeymoon why not pack a picnic hamper full of yummy food and flavorful wine and head for Hyde Park, Regents Park, Richmond Park or one of the many other fantastic parks in London. Settle down on your picnic blanket and simply watch the world go by whilst you enjoy one another’s company, perfect!