Best Places To Propose In London

Best Places To Propose In London

The capital is a vast city, teeming with people and activity. Trying to find a private and exceptional place to do something as life-changing as proposing can seem like an impossible prospect, which is why we’ve compiled a handy list of the top 7 places to propose in London.

1. Kyoto Garden in Holland Park



If you’re looking for serenity and calm to soothe your nerves then look to the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park. The park itself surrounds the Jacobean mansion, Holland House, which was named after the Earl Of Holland and whose wife was the first person in England to successfully grow dahlias, which are still grown in the grounds today. With Koi Carp in the pool, crashing waterfalls and wandering peacocks this a truly memorable location to make your feelings known.

2. St Paul’s Cathedral Whispering Gallery

Feeling a little shy? If you’re concerned your proposal might go unheard when your voice fails you, then choose the Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral to get down on trembling knee.


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Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, a quirk in the building ensures that a whisper can be heard to travel along the wall to a distance of 110ft away. To truly surprise your loved one, you could persuade them to stand at one end of the gallery whilst you whisper your question into the other, ensuring they’re all ears.

3. The Electric Cinema Portobello

Perhaps your first date was to the cinema, or perhaps you have a shared adoration of films. If so, The Electric Cinema in Portobello is the perfect location to surprise your bride-to-be. Now a Grade II Listed building, the cinema still retains many of its charming historical features including an impressive arch surrounding the screen.


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In keeping with the style of its past, there are also two-seater sofas to the rear of the auditorium, so you can get cosy and romantic either before or after you open your heart. Your proposal could become part of the cinema’s long and colourful history and prove to be a real cinematic experience for the two of you.

4. The Palm House at Kew Gardens



In this warm, tropical environment, you can confess your true desires with enchanting flowers and lush greenery affording you an enchanting and private moment. The Palm House at Kew Gardens is judged to be one of the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structures in the world and was designed to accommodate the exotic palms that were then being collected and introduced to Europe. Show your partner how unique and cherished you think they are by proposing in a space brimming with other beautiful treasures.

5. Royal Observatory Greenwich

Perfect for science lovers or couples who have fond memories of lying in the grass, pointing out constellations to one another, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is a grand backdrop in which to pop the question.


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Located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site the location boasts stunning and award-winning architecture. It can also be hired out for marriage proposals so that you can announce your star crossed love surrounded by nothing but the constellations.

6. The Shard


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Voted as one of the best sights in London and one of the world’s most beautiful skyscrapers, The Shard can also claim to be the highest, and best, view in the city. But any lesser view wouldn’t be appropriate for such an important moment. With unparalleled 360-degree views for up to 40 miles across the capital, the 72nd floor is transformed in the summer into a garden. Lush with beautiful fauna selected from the stock of the British Isles, the floor is also open to the elements. With the panoramic views, gorgeous flowers and dizzying heights, her euphoria will guarantee a firm yes.

7. Sky Gardens

Another adventure at altitude, the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a free public space that just requires prior booking to secure such an exciting experience and a romantic place to propose.


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Spanning three storeys, there’s an abundance of locations in which to make your proclamation and 360 degree unbroken views across the City of London. With landscaped gardens, observation decks, open air terraces and a selection of four different restaurants and bars this is a truly varied location with a special spot for everyone.

London has an abundance of locations in which to propose, each with its own quirks and special features. Finding a perfect place to propose doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re sure you’ll find the ideal location in which to make a very cherished memory together.

Where were you when you proposed in London? Let us know all about it in the comments below.

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