The decision to get married in London is an easy one for many couples. Saying ‘I do’ in Britain’s capital city – a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities – can offer an unforgettable day packed with special memories.
Yvonne Ottley, Marketing Manager from London Hilton on Park Lane describes 5 reasons to have a London wedding.
Never a dull moment
Weddings are rapidly turning into weekend affairs and having a London wedding gives you and your guests so many reasons to extend the special day into a weekend full of activities.
Bursting with great restaurants and bars to indulge in, London also plays host to world-class exhibitions and theatre shows and some of the best areas for shopping. From luxury stores to quirky retail outlets, from iconic shopping areas like Oxford Street, Regent Street, Savile Row and High Street Kensington to gourmet food at the capital’s markets – London has something for everyone.
If you are looking for somewhere to let guests experience a real slice of London life, why not head to some of the London’s best urban locations such as;
- Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market and haven for anyone that cares about the quality of the food they eat
- As one of London’s most visually appealing markets, Columbia Road Flower Market is the perfect place to spend a sunny Sunday morning picking up last minute flowers. Alongside the Sunday market you’ll find a host of independent galleries and shops selling pottery and perfume, not to mention some of the best coffee shops in the city
- Kew Gardens is home to the largest collection of living plants in the world and a naturally stunning environment for a wedding or to capture the big day
World famous landmarks
London is famous for its classic and historical landmarks such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge. These must-see attractions could also act as beautiful backdrops in photographs of your big day capturing the heart of the city with features synonymous with the capital such as the classic red telephone box, black cabs and London’s red double decker buses. New experiences such as the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street and visiting The Shard are now becoming the places to be seen.
Well-connected capital city
Travel options for family and friends visiting from both within the UK and abroad are huge. The city boasts UK wide train links; the Eurostar connecting London and Europe alongside five international airports making it an accessible location for guests. It also adds ease when planning and jetting off on your much-awaited honeymoon.
Large number of venues
London has a huge array of beautiful large, medium or small venues that cater for weddings. Couples can choose from old concert halls, historic sites or from a large range of hotels with venue spaces. The benefits of choosing a hotel as the venue for your big day, like at London Hilton on Park Lane, is it gives you and your guests the option of staying overnight on site including having access to facilities such as a fitness suite and spa. London Hilton on Park Lane is located in the centre of Mayfair and boasts views of Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and London’s skyline and also has Michelin starred restaurant Galvin at Windows, Podium Restaurant and Bar and Trader Vic’s Polynesian-inspired bar.
Large number of suppliers in the area
With London being a multi-cultural city it is able to cater for almost any request! With a large range of easily accessible wedding services and suppliers in the London area, planning a wedding is easy in the capital. With such a wide range of options, sourcing and co-ordinating caterers, florists, live music and photographers is made simple when they are all in the same, easily accessible, area.