Refurbishment September 2023 – July 2025 

We are excited to announce that the iconic Central Park Hotel is under major transformation. Sometimes things need to get ugly before they get pretty !

Our guests are at the heart of all the decisions we make, and your comfort during this period has our priority.

We look forward to welcoming you during and post-refurbishment to share more enhanced experiences.

9 date night ideas for your London weekend getaway

London is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, with activities to suit all types of couples. While staying in central hotels, London, you can plan a date night you’ll never forget. Here are 9 date night ideas to surprise your other half. 

  1. Enjoy some light competition 

London is brimming with themed bars where the emphasis is on entertainment and amusements! There are bars where you can play darts, crazy golf, table tennis, and board games. We recommend a night at Swingers for golf or Bounce for ping-pong, but you must book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

  1. Unwind with a flick 

Going to the movies is the quintessential date night that never goes out of fashion. London has wonderful independent cinemas where you can catch a classic film, arthouse flick, or new blockbuster release. Hotels near Paddington Station are a short walk from the most romantic cinema in London: Electric Cinema. This Edwardian-era picture house is kitted out with plush velvet seating and a bar. 

  1. Book a river cruise

River cruises operate all day on the Thames but the evening tours add an extra layer of pizzazz. With trips including scenic cruises, dinner cruises, and live jazz, there is an option for all tastes and budgets. 

  1. Visit an eclectic cocktail bar

Spend the night catching up over innovative cocktails at one of London’s intimate lounges. For guests of hotels near Paddington Station, we recommend the Prohibition-style speakeasy, Purl, where libations are artistically presented.

  1. Upgrade your London Eye experience 

Sharing a rotation on the London Eye is a romantic activity in itself. As you drink in the views from the pod, you can point out landmarks and take selfies you’ll treasure forever. For a special twist, you can add a glass of Champagne to your booking or even book out an entire capsule to coincide with sunset. 

  1. Kayak on the Thames

Adventurous couples can share a twilight kayak experience on the River Thames. London Kayak Company runs guided evening paddles between Battersea and Greenwich. You’ll float past the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Old Naval College. If you can survive navigating a kayak together, you can survive anything!

  1. Watch a show

West End productions range from family-friendly musicals to scripted dramas, often fronted by huge names from showbiz. Consider purchasing tickets at the same time as your booking at central hotels London if your significant other has their heart set on a specific show. 

  1. Attend a talk

If you and your partner are hungry for trivia, you can check out evening talks about all kinds of subjects. Museums and theatres host lectures for the public on specific subjects, as do such companies as the How To Academy, Funzing, and the School of Life. 

  1. Catch a game

If either of you is a sports fan, see what games are playing during your stay. Stamford Bridge, Wembley, and Emirates host football games while you can also catch basketball, netball, and more at the Copper Box Arena. 

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