London honeymoon ideas: Hotels, activities & more

Looking to spend your honeymoon in London? These romantic ideas and Venere hotels (complete with EXCLUSIVE online discounts) should definitely be on your list…

London honeymoon ideas

by Kayleigh Dray |
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The UK capital is perfect for couples on their honeymoon, as there’s just so much to do; from the West End to the galleries, the museums to the boat trips, and the restaurants to the spas, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy… on every budget!

Here are our favourites, as chosen in association with


From cosy family-run hotels, to glam big city abodes, your London honeymoon is ALL about the hotel. Make sure you pick out a good one (and save some money with our exclusive deal, too!)

1) Landmark Apartments

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Situated in The City of London, steps from Hoxton Square and within a 20-minute walk of Barbican Arts Centre, Landmark Apartments offers 4-star London apartments. You'll also be within a 30-minute walk of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.

Price: Studio apartment at £97

2) Connaught House Hotel

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Looking for a central London hotel - without the hefty price tag? Connaught House Hotel sits smack-bang in Canary Wharf, putting it in close proximity to Greenwich, the Excel Exhibition Centre, the Boleyn Ground Stadium, and central London. Plus you’ve got the Emirates Air Line Royal Docks Station and Royal Artillery Barracks close by, not to mention all those river tours.

Price: Standard double room at £69

3) St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

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St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London is a 4-star city centre London spa hotel in Victoria within a 10-minute walk of Queen's Gallery and Buckingham Palace. Staying here, you'll also be within a short walk of Big Ben and St. James Park.

You’ll definitely want to check out the on-site spa, Turkish bath/hammam, delicious restaurant, and sauna!

Price: Classic double room at £185 per night

4) ME London

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ME London is a luxury 5-star boutique London hotel in Soho, steps from Lyceum Theatre and King's College London. Staying here, you'll also be within a short walk of Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.

There are two restaurants on site, as well as four bars with AMAZING views of the city. Win!

Price: Aura room at £376 per night

5) Corinthia Hotel London

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Corinthia Hotel London is a luxury 5-star spa London city center hotel in West End, steps from Benjamin Franklin House and within a short walk of Nelson's Column. Staying here, you'll also be within a short walk of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Trafalgar Square.

There are THREE delicious restaurants on-site, as well as four bars. Throw in the amazing ESPA Life at Corinthia and you have the recipe for a perfect honeymoon hotel.

Price: Superior room at £501 per night

Book your hotel BEFORE 1st May 2016 and you can use our exclusive 10% discount code (valid on any UK hotel sat between 18 April 2016 and 30 September 2016).


From chop houses to American diners, these romantic London restaurants provide the perfect romantic setting to your meal, no matter what time of day it is.

1) Clos Maggiore

Billed as London’s most romantic restaurant time and time again, you can expect nothing but outstanding French-influenced cuisine, one of the world's finest wine lists, and lots of kisses by candlelight.

2) Duck and Waffle

If you want to feast your eyes upon a panoramic view of London, you NEED to try the Duck & Waffle. It’s located atop a 40-storey skyscraper at 110 Bishopsgate in the city of London, and offers delicious food 24/7 with its breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night menus.

3) The Love Shake

Based in Shoreditch, this teeny-tiny American-themed media cafe is kitted out with plenty of (kissing) booths, perfect for snuggling up with your boo.

Expect traditional and alcoholic milkshakes, plus hot dogs to DIE for!

4) Paternoster Chop House

Hey, if it’s good enough for them to film First Dates in, we’re sold!

It’s very near St Paul's Cathedral, and you can get a two-course dinner for a cool £20 - not to mention unlimited bubbly for £15 extra.

Bottoms up!

5) The Gallery - Sketch

The ultimate destination place, for food, art and music, Sketch is a MUST for anyone new to London - particularly The Gallery restaurant (which is, as you may have guessed from the name, pretty as a picture!). Expect imaginative, bold, ground-breaking and delicious food, with plenty to see and do at the same time. Win.


Whether you're in the mood for a stroll, a picnic, or a game of frisbee, the beautiful London parks are well worth exploring - no matter what the weather's like!

Greenwich Park

One of the capital’s most beautiful parks, Greenwich Park hosts the Prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory - and it has, arguably, one of the best views in the city. Throw in the boating pond, the flower garden, and the deer enclosure, and you have one of the prettiest green spots in London.

Kensington Gardens

Home to the popular Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, Kensington Gardens has the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries all nestled within its 265 acres. Ideal for picnics and sunset strolls.

Richmond Park

Just outside the capital, Richmond Park is definitely worth a visit - if only to get up close and personal with the herds of Red and Fallow deer.

St James’s Park

The oldest of all the royal parks, St James’s Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade and is at the heart of ceremonial London, providing the setting for spectacular pageants including the annual Trooping the Colour. So much history, so little time!

Hyde Park

Hyde Park covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers' Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. It also has horse riding and open water swimming facilities, for more adventurous honeymooners.


Your London trip would be incomplete without visiting the iconic West End to take in one of the many amazing shows on offer. We've picked out our top 5 favourites for a truly romantic night out...

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a visually stunning production, packed to the brim with powerful tunes, sumptuous costumes, and a VERY talented cast. There's a reason it's been hailed as the city's most successful musical, you know.

The Lion King

Can you feel the love tonight? You will at Disney's The Lion King, thanks to the wonderful tunes, fantastic choreography, and incredible puppetry; let your imagination go wild and you'll soon find yourself running through the African savannah with Simba and Nala.


Let the cast of Disney's Aladdin take you on a magical carpet ride - and they're GUARANTEED to show you the world. What could be more romantic than watching Aladdin and Jasmine fall in love in Agrabah, eh?

Mamma Mia

It's an oldie, but a goodie; who doesn't love Abba tunes, after all? Mamma Mia will take you right back to the fun of planning your own wedding - not to mention the day itself - and you'll be up and dancing long before the final curtain. Trust us.

The Book of Mormon

We're kidding, obviously; this isn't romantic. However it is absolutely hilarious and one that both of you will come away from with MASSIVE smiles on your faces. No wonder The Book of Mormon is one of the West End's most popular shows, eh?


If you've come all the way to London, there's no doubt that you'll want to come away feeling as if you've seen our wonderful city in all its glory. Here's how to do that in style...

Afternoon Tea on the Thames

You can grab a clipper boat from any of the stops along the river (we recommend hopping on at the London Eye for a visually stunning ride down the Thames!), but why not take things up a notch with an Afternoon Tea Cruise? There’ll be plenty of sandwiches, cakes and bubbly to get stuck into, all as you enjoy a commentary about the sights you’re drifting past. And when you've finished off your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the 360 degree views of London's riverside landmarks.

The Romantic Comedy London Bus Tour

Oh yes, it's a thing! The 3 hour Romantic Comedy London Bus Tour takes you to see iconic landmarks from all your favourite romantic films, such as Bridget Jones, Notting Hill, Love Actually, Atonement, Sliding Doors and more. Even better? There will be plenty of stops so you can get off the bus and take photos next to these memorable spots - perfect!

Private Tour In A Vintage Car - With Optional Champagne!

This VERY romantic private tour does everything it says on the tin and more. You’ll head out in an iconic Morris Minor convertible for a private 1-hour tour of the city, complete with a professional chauffeur and an indulgent bottle of champers if you’d like! The VIP choice when it comes to seeing London in all of its glory.

London Eye: Champagne Experience

Thanks to the London Eye, you can see all of London from high up above the city - and you can sip on a glass of champers as you do so, too. For thirty minutes, you can sail up about the Big Smoke and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, all while sipping on a cool glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne - sounds epic, doesn’t it?

Emirates Air Line

Glide across the river on one of the Emirates Air Line cable cars for a truly magical experience in the big city. If you book to fly at night, you get a longer flight (approximately 25 minutes each way) so you can truly enjoy your trip across the Thames and enjoy a truly unique perspective of London's captivating night sky, including the reflections of the O2 and the awe-inspiring lights of Canary Wharf. We recommend combining it with an MBNA Thames Clipper package, so that you can hop off your cable car and jump straight into one of the city’s clipper boats, so you can explore the Thames in style.


  1. Big Ben & Houses of Parliament

  2. Westminster Abbey

  3. The London Eye

  4. St Paul's Cathedral

  5. The Shard

  6. The Barbican Centre

  7. The Globe Theatre

  8. The Old Royal Naval College

  9. Cutty Sark

  10. Tower Bridge

  11. Royal Albert Hall

  12. Buckingham Palace

  13. Highgate Cemetery

  14. HMS Belfast

  15. The Jewel Tower

  16. Kensington Palace

  17. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

  18. Drapers Hall

  19. Battersea Power Station

  20. London City Hall

  21. Trafalgar Square


  1. The Natural History Museum

  2. The National Portrait Gallery

  3. The British Museum

  4. The V&A Museum

  5. The Science Museum

  6. The National Maritime Museum

  7. The National Gallery

  8. The Tate Modern

  9. The London Transport Museum

  10. The Design Museum

  11. The Imperial War Museum

  12. Sir John Soane's Museum

  13. The Fan Museum

  14. The Cutty Sark Experience

  15. The Saatchi Gallery

What are you most excited to see in London on your honeymoon?

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