Escape the city! Romantic weekend getaways out of London

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London sure has its perks but living in our capital city may take its toll on your love life after a while. Sometimes you just need to break free from your daily grind and go on a romantic weekend getaway to reconnect with your loved one.

Is your love life is taking a backseat to your busy working life or are you feeling neglected because your partner has a time consuming schedule? If you still value your relationship and want to make things work, try getting out of London for a weekend to feel intimate in each other’s company again. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite weekend getaway spots that are easy to travel to from London and all wonderful places to reignite your romance.

Beach Break

Brighton, Sussex

In under an hour’s train journey from London Victoria you can be in Brighton. There are plenty of romantic things to do in this seaside town, from sharing fish and chips on the beach to chatting the night away over some drinks in one of Brighton’s quirky bars.

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St. Ives, Cornwall

This picturesque town on the Cornish coast is a vibrant cultural hotspot. If the weather is good, spend your time taking in the impressive views of the golden beaches and turquoise sea, and if it’s raining you could take shelter in one of the town’s galleries including the renowned Tate St. Ives.

Holkham, Norfolk

Heading north from London, the coastline of Norfolk offers miles of unspoilt golden sands and wide open landscapes, especially in Holkham. It is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend getaway spent walking through sand dunes and the neighbouring pine forests.

Spa Stay

Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire

If you’d like to get out of London to relax and pamper yourselves, what could be better than a romantic weekend spent in a luxury spa? In an hour’s journey from Waterloo you can begin unwinding in this grand Georgian manor house.

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Ockenden Manor Spa, West Sussex

A weekend spent here is unashamedly indulgent. Inside and out. The on-site restaurant serves Michelin starred food to pamper your palette, whilst the spa offers relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.

Coworth Park, Berkshire

Invite your partner for a weekend in this first-class spa hotel to take a break from London in style. This luxurious country house on the borders of Windsor Great Park is an idyllic place for a romantic retreat.

Rural Retreat


To truly escape the hustle and bustle of city life, you could spend a weekend in the countryside. Book a cosy room in a B&B in a quintessential English village. In the Cotswolds, you can hold hands strolling through the narrow streets around the honey-coloured cottages stopping by the tiny tearooms.

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Lake District

Drive up to the Lake District to wander over green rolling hills with your love. Many couples enjoy hiking holidays here taking in breathtaking views of the picturesque lakes.

Yorkshire Dales

Land of the Brontë sisters, the Yorkshire Dales are brooding with romance. Act as Heathcliff and Cathy roaming the moors and if it gets too chilly, take shelter in a friendly pub in one of the region’s charming stone villages.

Traditional Trip


If the thought of being isolated in the countryside for too long fills you with dread, you could go on a city break instead. If you fly to Edinburgh from London, you can be there in less than an hour and a half. Once there, you could visit the majestic castle and share a romantic meal over some of the local delicacies, such as haggis, neeps and tatties.

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A visit to this medieval city at any time in the year will not disappoint. In the summer, you could punt and picnic on the rivers Thames and Cherwell. In winter, you could wander the cobbled streets through the snow topped medieval buildings. This city feels magically romantic all year round.

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If your idea of a real holiday is to travel out of the UK, Paris is one of your best options for a weekend getaway. Famously a romantic city, you can be in the city of love in just over 2 hours on the Eurostar from St Pancras. Kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower over the splendid views of the The Trocadéro Gardens and the Seine.

Now that you have some ideas on where to go on your romantic weekend getaway, sweep your partner off their feet by surprising them with their dream trip soon.

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About the author: Esther Moriarty

Esther Moriarty is an editor for EliteSingles.

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