Five Must Visit Places in the London area for a Romance Reader by Jane Ashford, Author of A Duke Too Far + Book Giveaway
Hi Romance Besties,
Jane Ashford is stopping over to share beautiful and romantic London, England with us.
Any place can be romantic, given the right circumstances, but some are more evocative than others. Here are a few that stand out for me in the London area.
Fans of gothic romance and paranormal love stories should take an eerie walk in Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington, north of central London. Half jungle/half historical burial ground these thirty wild acres are crammed with atmosphere. It only takes a few steps past the gates and onto a winding path to feel that you’re lost in a world that might very well include mesmerizing shapeshifters and vampires.
Regency romance lovers should stop by Apsley House, the London townhouse of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner. The house was bought by the duke in 1817 and transformed it into a palatial residence to befit his status (though he was outraged by the renovator’s final bill, which “exceeded his estimate three times over”). A Museum Room holds Wellington’s silver trophies, military memorabilia, and gifts of porcelain.
If a romance with a billionaire is your cup of tea, you could indulge like one at the Diamond Jubliee Tea Salon in Fortnum and Mason. After a stroll through the opulence of Harrod’s, of course, where all wealthiest shop till they drop and nearly anything can be bought.
Do you love a romance with a prince? You can hear about centuries of them at the Tower of London, as well as seeing the crown jewels and the famous ravens. Events like twilight tours and a recreation of the court of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine add to the ambiance.
And what could be more romantic than wedding dresses? The Victoria and Albert Museum has an amazing collection, spanning five centuries and all kinds of ceremonies. The grooms’ attire is represented as well. You can also browse through the museum’s collections of shoes, jewelry, embroidery, and other lovely objects.
A Duke Too Far - The Way to a Lord's Heart, #4
Secrets to reveal, legends to unravel, and a love to fight for...
Peter Rathbone, Duke of Compton, is already struggling to handle the responsibilities of his family home and his grief over his sister Delia's death when he's astonished by an unexpected visitor. Life is about to get even more complicated...
Miss Ada Grandison is desperate to throw off haunting memories, and she's sure the duke can help her find answers to the questions her friend Delia left behind. She brings a note that Delia claimed would change everything for the Rathbone family. Peter can't quite bring himself to believe the legends he's heard all his life, but something about Ada inspires him to hope...
"Jane Ashford has become synonymous with outstanding classic Regency romances." Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK for Last Gentleman Standing
Comment Question: Have you visited London or dreamed of visiting? What draws you to the place? Or do you just want to visit via armchair travel?
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