Where to propose in London
If you are planning to propose to the special lady in your life, you want everything to be flawless. Once you choose the perfect diamond engagement ring, you might be looking to find the ideal location. Some men like to propose in exotic locations, which is great. But we think London offers some of the best and most exciting places to pop the question, whatever floats your boat. Whether you always have your head in the clouds or keep your feet firmly on the ground, you will find your perfect London proposal location in our guide.
The London Eye, also called the Millenium Wheel, was raised in 2000 to mark the arrival of the new Millenium. Standing 443 ft (135 metres) tall, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world back then. While it can no longer boast its tallest status, its convenient location near Westminster Bridge, offering stunning views of some of London’s most beautiful sights, makes it one of the most popular attractions in the United Kingdom and a perfect place to propose.
Another star-reaching location for popping the question is the Shard. Rising about 800ft (245 metres) above the ground, the Shard’s viewing platform and open-air Skydeck offer an unparalleled panoramic view of the capital, making your proposal an unforgettable experience.
The Sky Gardens
The last high-rise proposal setting on our list is The Sky Gardens. You can enjoy spectacular views of London while surrounded by exotic plants from all over the world. Sky Gardens even offer a proposal package where you hire a private area decorated with candles and rose petals. You will also be served Champagne and desserts for an unforgettable proposal.
Open Space Proposals
Located near The Regents Park, Primrose Hill is one of London’s most idyllic outdoor areas, thanks to its spectacular view of London. It’s also a popular filming location. Parts of many famous movies were filmed here, including Bridget Jones’s Diary, making it the perfect place for a romantic proposal.
If you both enjoy spending time in large open outdoor areas, Parliament Hill is one of the best places in London to pop the question. Located in Hampstead Heath’s famous open parkland, the hill offers stunning views of the London skyline. At 98 metres high, it’s one of the top outdoor locations to take in the capital’s famous landmarks.
Hidden in the corner of Holland Park in Kensington, Kyoto Gardens are inspired by a Japanese garden. The serene waterfalls and ponds filled with Japanese Koi carp make Kyoto Gardens the perfect romantic location for a marriage proposal.
Greenwich – Royal Observatory
What can possibly be more romantic than proposing under the stars in London’s only Planetarium? Their proposal package will give you the opportunity to profess your love in a truly unique and unforgettable way, with an astronomer delivering a bespoke planetarium show just for you and your partner, followed by a private visit to the Meridian courtyard where you can enjoy beautiful views of London’s skyline, making your proposal an unforgettable experience.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is one of the most iconic historical venues in London. This beautiful Tudor palace, King Henry the Eight’s most famous residence in the 16th century, is the perfect place to pop the question. Hampton Court Palace offers proposal packages all year round. Whether you would like to propose during a private tour of the palace or while getting lost in the maze, you will have an unforgettable day with memories that will last a lifetime.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
If your partner loves exotic flora, Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew could be the perfect place to pop the question. You could propose while enjoying a romantic stroll through beautiful glasshouses, including the iconic Palm House, home to a stunning exotic rainforest or while strolling along the 59-foot-high (18 metres) Treetop Walkway. Or you could propose while visiting Royal Kew Palace, the former summer home of King George III.
Boat Trip on the Thames
If you love London and the River Thames, what could be better than a marriage proposal on a luxurious private cruise through the heart of the City? Many Thames boat and yacht companies offer bespoke packages, where you can have a dinner and share a bottle of bubbly while admiring some of London’s stunning architectural wonders as you surprise your loved one with an engagement ring.
Self-drive Boat on Camden Canal
If you prefer to have more privacy when proposing on a boat, you could hire a self-drive boat on Camden Canal. You can bring your picnic basket with your partner’s favourite snacks and drinks and find a quieter spot where you can pop the question.
If your partner loves the ocean, SEA LIFE London Aquarium could be just the right place to pop the question. They offer a unique proposal package with priority access to the aquarium. You will be served a bottle of bubbly while a SEA LIFE’s expert diver will submerge himself in the Ocean tank holding a personalised sign. Everything will be captured on camera for an unforgettable proposal.
Where to buy an Engagement Ring in London
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Whether you would prefer to propose with a simple but elegant Diamond solitaire ring, a fancy cut Diamond ring, or a ring with multiple Diamonds, you will find the right ring in our Online Diamond Store.
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