Travel: London

by Jane Hayward on Thursday, 31 January 2013

Romantic rooms The hotel's 138 bedrooms mix smart, subtle tones with Southwark views.

Dreamy days Mudlark on Thames beaches ( Taste artisan chocs at historic Borough Market. Take in pop art romance at the Tate Modern's Lichtenstein retrospective.

The grand gesture Grab a sunset slot in the Shard's 800ft-high viewing galleries for a 40-mile vista that's guaranteed to make your heart pound (£24.95pp,

Dine a deux Le Pont de la Tour has one of night-time's swooniest views – a floodlit Tower of London – and fab fruits de mer platter, £60.

What it costs Doubles from £144, room only. Call (020) 7855 2200 or visit



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