If you’re planning to propose in the capital, there is no end of iconic locations to choose between. From Tower Bridge to Covent Garden, Hyde Park to The Eye, Londoners certainly are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a backdrop for the big question. But what if you want to do something a little different? If all goes to plan, a proposal is a once in a lifetime event, so it’s understandable that you want to make it special and memorable. By thinking outside the box and getting a bit creative, you can show your partner how much you care. Here are a few ideas to get those cogs turning.
If your partner loves a brainteaser, why not opt for a treasure hunt proposal. You can either hit all the landmarks, or even better you can tailor your quest to fit your relationship. Why not create clues that lead to significant places in your lives together. By taking a trip down memory lane, you can show how much these places mean to you and remind your partner of all the amazing times you’ve had together.Dream proposals always have a personal touch, and this is a great creative way toexpressyour affection.
London may not seem the obvious choice for a proposal surrounded by flowers and wildlife, but you’d be surprised what secrets lie beyond the big city lights. Kew Gardens provides a gorgeous backdrop, with acres of wild and landscaped grounds dotted with tropical glasshouses. If you want to feel a thousand miles away from it all, this is the perfect choice. Alternatively, The Roof Gardens in Kensington provide a slightly more polished but equally stunning location for a proposal. Here, you can get down on one knee surrounded by birds on one leg, as the garden is home to a flamboyance of flamingos (yes, that really is the technical term!) This provides a unique and tropical feel for a proposal right on your doorstep.
If your partner is a theatrical type who loves a visit to the West End, why not make them the star of their own show by putting on a flash mob? This is a sure-fire way to attract a crowd, so it’s perfect for those who love to be the centre of attention. If you don’t have a troupe of dancers in your phonebook, why not try hiring some to make this dream a reality.
Channel Your Inner Bond
If you’re into adventure, then a 007 proposal is the one for you. Channel your inner Bond by organising a speed boat down the River Thames or a helicopter ride across the city. This is the perfect way to pull out all the stops and take your partner’s breath away. With spectacular views and a martini or two on the go, you can really make it a day to remember.
Planning a proposal is hard work and requires a lot of thoughtful planning, so why not have a little fun with it and get creative. With the right idea, you can prepare a show-stopping day that will really prove how much you care.