The Ethical Diamond Company is based in the heart of London’s diamond district, Hatton Garden. While it may be the perfect place to find a glorious Ethical Diamond ring for that magical proposal, it’s perhaps not the most romantic of settings itself (do you get down on one knee in front of Boots or the schnitzel joint around the corner?!) So, we thought we’d take a look at some great places around London for that moment of romance when you ask that all-important question…
The first thing to consider is: what will your beloved appreciate? There’s no point organising a flash mob in the middle of St Pancras station if your partner is the shy type and would just want the floor to swallow them up! So if the perfect setting is a nice romantic evening at home, make them their favourite dinner, light some candles (remember Monica and Chandler?!), put some romantic music on, and present the ring over dessert (that way, the suspense builds during the meal!)
But, if you’re a more outdoorsy couple, here are some lovely ideas for places to pop the question. As we come up to the summertime, which we’ve narrowed down to North, South, East and West London:
(North) Bushey Rose Garden
This romantic little gem is hidden away behind a beautiful 19th-century brick wall, so tends to be quite quiet. Have a stroll arm in arm around the lovely lawn areas of the garden. Then walk over to the sunken rose garden, where benches and more flowers and plants surround an ornate fountain. The perfect spot for that romantic gesture.
(South) Greenwich Royal Observatory or Planetarium
This is a bit more mainstream, but still very romantic. Even when the London weather doesn’t let you propose under the actual stars, you could consider doing so under the stars of London’s only Planetarium!
(East) Columbia Road Flower Market
If your beloved is a flower lover, what could be lovelier than receiving a wedding proposal surrounded by beautiful fragrant blooms?
(West) Would you think us crazy if we suggested Heathrow Airport?!
If you’re planning a holiday (and, ok, if you’re absolutely certain they’ll say yes…!), what could be more wonderful to dispel the hassles of navigating an airport than a proposal? And, who knows, maybe you’ll get bumped up to first class!
Questions/comments? Please feel free to post!