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The Best Romantic London Staycation Ideas for Couples

Planning a London local getaway with your significant other? We bring you the best staycation ideas in London to woo your loved one!

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or simply spending quality time together, you will want to create a magical experience in the British capital.

Read on for our guide to the best London local attractions and activities for couples, which includes:

  1. Where to Stay during your London Local Staycation
  2. Best London Restaurants for Date Night
  3. Romantic London Places of Interest for Couples
  4. Popular London Activities for Couples


Where to Stay During Your London Staycation

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Location matters in the sprawling and labyrinthine city of London. By choosing a centrally located hotel such as Pan Pacific London, you and your loved one will enjoy proximity to London’s best places to visit, such as:

  • Tower of London

  • Tower Bridge

  • St Paul's Cathedral

  • Millennium Bridge

  • Leadenhall Market

  • Guildhall Art Gallery

  • Museum of London

  • Spitalfields Market

That’s not all. If you plan on getting around London by public transport, Pan Pacific London is a mere two-minute walk from Liverpool Street station—a central railway terminus connected to these train lines: 

  • Circle 

  • Central 

  • Hammersmith & City 

  • Metropolitan 

  • Overground 

Also within walking distance (eight minutes) is the Moorgate station, which gives you access to the Northern line.


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While convenience is a key consideration, do pay heed to the ambience of your staycation space, especially if you intend to ignite the spark of romance. 

Commemorating a special occasion with your partner? You will want a luxury suite with:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows

  • Marble bathrooms with heated floors

  • Quality bath amenities

  • Pillow menu, to select the best pillow for your sleeping posture

  • Quality linen

  • Butler service

At Pan Pacific London, everything is designed with your comfort in mind. Book our Pan Pacific Suite or Bishopsgate Suite for a lovebirds staycation in grand style, or browse our rooms to find a space that suits your needs.


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Best London Restaurants for Date Night

As one of the world’s top cosmopolitan cities, London has its fair share of fine dining outlets hogging the culinary headlines. Here is a selection of places where you can wine and dine your dearly beloved.


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1. Lock eyes in one of London’s most romantic restaurants, Clos Maggiore, as your taste buds are swept up in the ecstatic delights of French-Italian cuisine. (Note: “Clos” means “enclosed” in French and “maggiore” is Italian for “greater.”) For an experience to swoon over, book a table in the enchanting conservatory—fairy lights included. 

Get directions to Clos Maggiore (23-minute tube ride from Pan Pacific London)


2. Celebrate diversity at Sushi Samba, and discover a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine! For guests at Pan Pacific London, this restaurant is located next to our hotel, and offers splendid rooftop views over the city.

Get directions to Sushi Samba (1-minute walk from Pan Pacific London)


3. Extend your date into the early hours at Duck & Waffle, the highest 24-hour restaurant in London—40 floors up at the summit of the Heron Tower. For night owl guests at Pan Pacific London, this is an easy date night option, and if you plan to stay up all night talking, you could even catch the sunrise here!

Get directions to Duck & Waffle (1-minute walk from Pan Pacific London)


4. Savour authentic Portuguese food at Bar Duoro, complemented by exquisite Portuguese wines and lovely views across Finsbury Avenue Square.

Get directions to Bar Duoro (6-minute walk from Pan Pacific London)


5. Looking for a place with beautiful indoor greenery and an unparalleled view of London? Head to modern European restaurant 14 Hills, and you will not be disappointed.

Get directions to 14 Hills (10-minute walk from Pan Pacific London)


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6. Prefer to stay in after a day of sightseeing? Pan Pacific London guests can cozy up at our in-house restaurant, Straits Kitchen. Here, you will discover authentic Singaporean cuisine, which takes its cue from a melting pot of Asian cultures. Post-dinner, proceed to our luxe bar Ginger Lily, which has an extensive champagne list and a carefully curated cocktail menu featuring Singapore-inspired concoctions.


Romantic London Places of Interest for Couples

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Ready to explore London with your beloved? Don’t miss these top London attractions for couples.

1. Take a romantic stroll to see Tower Bridge, and if you’d like to find out more about one of London’s defining landmarks, book a tour with an expert guide. 

Get directions to Tower Bridge (14-minute tube ride from Pan Pacific London)


2. Enjoy oysters and other delicious eats at Borough Market, London’s oldest and most famous street food market. You can spend a Saturday morning strolling around the market sampling all the local produce, and if you need a guide, TV chef Celia Brooks will gladly show you around in a three-hour market tour.

Get directions to Borough Market (16-minute tube ride from Pan Pacific London)


3. Tune in to each other’s secrets at the Whispering Gallery in St Paul’s Cathedral. The Whispering Gallery is a circular walkway responsible for a curious phenomenon—if you whisper along its curved wall, everything that you say can be heard by others along the same wall, even at the opposite end. To maximise your time here, check the cathedral’s website for updates on their guided tours.  

Get directions to St Paul’s Cathedral (11-minute tube ride from Pan Pacific London)


4. Visit the ruins of St Dunstan in the East Church Garden—spend quality time in a green oasis with a storied past, and get to know one of London’s hidden gems. 

Get directions to St Dunstan in the East Church Garden (13-minute walk from Pan Pacific London)


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