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Best Ideas for Valentine's Day 2011 in London

Held on 14th February, St Valentine's Day was started by Pope Gelasius in 500AD to celebrate the love and affection between intimate companions. In 1969 Pope Paul VI took it off the Roman Calendar of Saints however permitted religious celebrations of St Valentine to continue.

Most people send cards, flowers and chocolates to a secret admirer or loved one on Valentine's Day in London. If you are looking for some ideas to surprise your partner this year, we have come up with our top 5 hints and tips on what to do on Valentine's Day '11 in London.

Valentine's Day at London Eye:

Enjoy the best views of London with a flight on the famous London Eye, at Sunset the city views come alive. For the most romantic experience on this Valentine's Day in London, you can book a Sunset flight with a glass of Champagne for around £30 per person. A private capsule to hire will cost around £300 including Champagne & Chocolates. For further information see

Helicopter Tour of London:

On Valentine's Day '11 in London, why not book a private tour of London by air. See Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and many more London attractions as you have never seen them before. Flights cost around £250 for 2 people. For further information see

Walk in the Park:

Valentine's Day in London doesn't have to break the bank. What could be more romantic than a walk in one of London's Royal Parks? Hyde Park is one of the most romantic parks with amazing scenery and parklands that extend to over 350 acres. Take a walk around the Serpentine Lake home to see many ducks, geese and other wildlife. Enjoy a bite to eat in newly refurbished Lido Cafe Bar or The Serpentine Bar and Kitchen both with lovely views over the lake. For further information see

Little Venice and a Trip to the Zoo:

The Regents Canal is London's best kept secret as it sweeps through Little Venice and provides a hidden green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets. This Valentine's Day in London, what better way to surprise your loved one with a walk around Little Venice's shops and see some interesting craft stalls in and around neighbouring Camden. Take one of the traditional narrow boats along the Regents Canal from Little Venice to London Zoo for around £24 each including admission to the Zoo (Only operates weekends). For further information see

Valentine's Day at London Bridge:

This Valentine's Day in London, love will be in the air on London Bridge. Savour some fantastic views over the London Skyline on one of the world's most famous bridges. The higher London Bridge walkway will be set with flowers and soft lighting with live jazz music playing in the background to create the ultimate romantic experience. Tickets cost £15 per person which includes a glass of Champagne. Perfect place to pop the question! For further information see


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Make your Valentine's Day '11 in London unforgettable with one of the top Valentine's Day destinations in London!