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Best spots in London for getting cute as hell couple pics

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It’s about to be the most lovey-dovey day of the year. And what better way to mark the occasion than updating your Cute Couple Pics archive? We’ve partnered with Secret London to round up some of London’s most romantic Instagrammable spots, that would be perfect as backdrop for you to pose in front of with the person you love.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

With over 50,000 living plants, a vast Victorian temperate house and a Japanese landscape garden (to name just a few), there really is no creative limit to the photos you could capture at Kew Gardens. With colours as vibrant as ever at every turn, these couple pics are guaranteed to make your feed pop.

How to get there: Catch the train from London Waterloo to Richmond, and then walk few minutes to enter the kew Garden. The address is Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE.

Richmond Park

Richmond Park

London’s largest Royal Park covers 2,500 acres and is home to ancient trees, a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion and beautiful woodlands, all of which make for very lovely romantic photo scenery. But if you’re really willing to persevere (and stay very, very quiet) you might be lucky enough to capture some wild deer in your shot.

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

If the frolicking deer have you on a roll and you feel like capturing more content, Petersham Nurseries is just a few minutes outside the park. This quaint little garden centre and lifestyle shop is brimming with wildlife, including the cosy tea house which has a trellis roof and walls, abundant with greenery that would look great in a ‘candid’ couple shot as you drink your coffees.

How to get there: Catch the train from London Waterloo to Richmond, and then take the bus 65 from Richmond Station (Stop D) to The Dysart. It's 5 minutes walking from there. The address is Church Lane, Petersham Rd, Church Lane TW10 7AB.

The Shard

The Shard

It’s one of the most iconic features of the London skyline, and for good reason. The 72 storey skyscraper is London’s highest public viewing gallery and what you can see from up there is simply breathtaking. Stretching almost 40 miles, the 360 degree views would make an incredible backdrop for a very showstopping couple pic. With a glass of champers in one hand and your partner's hand in the other, you’ll be ready for your close up!

How to get there: Catch the Jubilee line from London Waterloo to London Bridge. The address is 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG.

Hampstead Hill Garden and Pergola

Hampstead Hill Garden and Pergola

Standing on the west Heath, Hampstead Pergola is a magnificent Edwardian raised stone walkway overlooking the stunning landscaped gardens, once belonging to the wealthy Lord Leverhulme. He may no longer be around to enjoy its beauty, but we’re certain he’d want nothing more than for all of the lovers in London to come and admire it, and perhaps put it on the gram as well.

How to get there: Catch the Northern line from London Waterloo to Hampstead. It's a 15 minutes walk from there. The address is The Pergola, Inverforth Close, NW3 7EX.

St Dunstan in the East Church Garden

St Dunstan in the East Church Garden

Many people visiting London for a romantic day out may not know about this serene, secluded garden surrounding a Grade I listed Christopher Wren church. Despite being so central, St Dunstan in the East is blissfully peaceful, a real inner city oasis, with trees and vines enveloping the gorgeous historic architecture. It’s the picture perfect spot for a moment of tranquillity amidst your busy day out in the city.

How to get there: Catch the Waterloo and City line from London Waterloo to Bank. It's 7 minutes walking from there. The address is St Dunstan's Hill, EC3R 5DD.

Wes and Sandy’s pick of the week

Globe to St Pauls Cathedral

The round-up wouldn’t be complete without a recommendation from South Western Railway’s winged friends, Wes and Sandy. Whilst Wes likes to keep a bird’s eye view of London’s best pubs, clubs and music venues, Sandy spends her time tuning into the city’s hottest new restaurants and upcoming cultural events. But one thing they can always agree on is their love of London’s iconic landmarks. And their favourite way to admire them is to fly along The Queen’s Walk, along which you can spot everything from The London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe to St Paul’s Cathedral. And there’s plenty of nice places to pause, sit, sip a coffee and take some great snaps.

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