It’s almost V-Day and love is in the air – or is that just pollution? Anyway, if you’ve failed to book a snazzy restaurant or hire out a cinema to watch your SO’s entire favourite Netflix series, then chill: we know this great romantic location you can visit that’ll really wow that special someone. It’s central, it’s free and it’s called Waterloo Bridge.
This mighty concrete span boasts two of the capital’s most breathtaking views: to the east, St Paul’s and the City; to the south, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. With Somerset House and the restaurants of Covent Garden at one end and the cultural cornucopia of the South Bank at the other, it’s prime date territory. So it’s no surprise that the bridge has just been voted London’s most romantic road in a poll of 22,000 black-cab drivers – who, after all, know these streets better than anyone.
In second place was Albert Bridge (possibly prettier, and gorgeously lit up at night, but with less stunning views) followed by The Mall (sure, if you like Union Jacks). Little Venice was also popular with taxi drivers, along with Farringdon’s Bleeding Heart Yard (perhaps better for a break-up). The survey was run by Taxiapp UK, the city’s not-for-profit taxi app. Who knew the city’s cabbies were such big softies?