Soho has a long-established reputation for being an entertainment hotspot in the city of London.
It was previously known for the wild party scene, with places located in this part of the city often operating into the early hours but modern Soho offers something entirely different. Neon lights might not sound like the most romantic backdrop to spend a weekend or evening, but there are actually some great places in Soho where you and your other half can enjoy a romantic date night while exploring this iconic area of the city.
If you’ve already booked a romantic getaway to the Park Grand Kensington hotel, try these suggestions to sweep your paramour off their feet during your stay.
Late night pudding
Why is it that sweet treats always taste so much better after midnight? We suggest heading to Basement Sate for your sugar fix. Open until 1.30am on Saturdays, this decedent spot combines good music with cocktails and indulgent desserts. What’s not to love? The apple cannelloni is getting our attention, but everything sounds incredible on this menu.
Filled up with cocktails and pudding? Hop on the Tube and head back to your luxurious room at the Park Grand Kensington Hotel for a nightcap.
If you and your other half are fans of vintage apparel, Soho really is the place to be, with so many great spots to pick up all sorts of pieces. Reign Wear is one of the most popular choices, with incredible staff who venture to Austria, Germany and Italy to source the best vintage clothing. Given the quality of the clothing and the central location of the store, prices are extremely reasonable.
If you do one thing in Soho, it has to be visiting Berwick Street Market. With roots, all the way back to 1778, this historic fruit and veg market is always bustling and will give you a real flavor of London street life. Grab some delicious hot grub and marvel at the magic of this London institution.
Photography fanatics have come to the right place because Soho is home to The Photographer’ Gallery, the largest gallery in London that is solely focused on photography. There are always new exhibitions and talks taking place, so why not engage your brain for a few hours or visit one of their many pop-up events.
Tired of all that thinking and listening? A stay at one of the best hotels in Paddington is sure to help you unwind.
All that walking and exploring is bound to work up an appetite, so why not stop off for some food at 10 Greek Street, a renowned neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Soho. The seasonal menu is exquisite and is constantly changing, so we’re sure that you’ll find something that you love. Be sure to ask a waiter for the ‘little black book’ a list of rare wine gems to try with your dinner.