Lonely Planet Writer

London's night sky to light up for Valentines

Transport for London is gearing up for the most romantic day of the year by offering a special Valentine’s package for loved-up couples.

Take a Valentine's cable car with your loved one.
Take a Valentine’s cable car with your loved one. Image by Transport for London

For £50, you can soar above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line cable car with your significant other, enjoying the views of London by night. Accompanying you will be glasses of champagne, chocolates, “romantic music” and an in-flight video. The car crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks and the entire trip takes 20 minutes in total.

Emirates Air Line isn’t the only London landmark giving couples a chance to clink champagne glasses above the night sky. The London Eye is offering a range of rival packages where couples can book a private capsule, sip love-themed cocktails or have pink truffles and champagne served to them by their own personal host.

The London Eye packages range from 30 minutes to an hour, meaning that even the most opulent of Valentine’s spenders should probably make other arrangements to fill the rest of their evening.

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