Earlier this year, my husband and I lived in London for about 10 weeks on a house sitting assignment. I never thought of London as a honeymoon destination before I arrived – too many visions of rain and cold weather. However, living in that wonderful city with its great vibe certainly puts it at the top of my list!
A Honeymoon to Relax, Explore, and Connect
During our 10 week house sit in London, Andrew and I took take advantage of many aspects of this world-class city. Whether it was walking in a sky garden 38 floors above London, touring iconic museums like The Tate Modern, or sipping afternoon tea in Little Venice – at times we felt like we were on a mini-honeymoon!
I only mention our experiences to get you thinking about London as a destination for your honeymoon. Getting to live in London for an extended period of time meant that Andrew and I had time to really see and do things we might not have if we were simply vacationing for a week.
My time spent meandering through vintage antique stores on Portobello Road, chic shops like Harrods at Knightsbridge, and gawking at palatial $100 million estates near Kensington Palace remind me that London is a city for all tastes and all honeymoon budgets. There is an abundance of things to do in the historic city – in equal parts thrifty and extravagant!
What fun is a list of things to do if we can’t dream a little?
London Honeymoon Mini list of Things to Do
Romantic gourmet picnic in Hyde Park.
Afternoon Tea at one of the many tea shops around town.
Splurge on a Romantic Honeymoon Suite! Book through Tripadvisor and read reviews for some of their 30 Best Romantic London Hotels including “2015 Travels’ Choice Winners.”
Cruise down the River Thames.
Discover SoHo’s cocktail bars, eateries, and entertainment venues.
Take in a Free concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square).
What do you think? Is London your honeymoon destination? Leave a comment below and let us know what you would do on a honeymoon in London!