A London Love Story

A London Love Story

Preface

London, centuries old, both grand and glorious - the backdrop to a million love stories. I hope you enjoy this one…
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Chapter One - 'Her'

Chapter One - 'Her'

Slowly sliding down the escalator with the same gnawing doubt she felt whenever she went on a date. Would this one be different she wondered…?
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Chapter Two - 'Him'

Chapter Two - 'Him'

When the eyes first lift to meet it can be instant chemistry - the flicker of a kindred spirit shining out or a death knell signalling yet again that; 'No this isn't the one, not this time...’
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Chapter Three - 'Tate Modern'

Chapter Three - 'Tate Modern'

Possibly the world’s best place to take a first date. It makes you seem interesting, cultured, intellectual… and if you don’t like the art at least you have something to break the ice.
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Chapter Four - 'Drink of choice'

Chapter Four - 'Drink of choice'

The first drink you order on a date can tell you a lot about a person. A complicated cocktail = selfish, an obscure craft beer = pretentious, a house wine = cheap and shots = crazy.
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Chapter Five - 'Embankment'

Chapter Five - 'Embankment'

They seemingly talked about everything. The blue misty evening air gave the setting an intense, filmic quality while the intimacy of their conversation deepened their connection with every step.
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Chapter Six - 'I know a place…'

Chapter Six - 'I know a place…'

It felt like they were entering a cave. The ceiling was curved, seemingly hewn from rock while dusty wine bottles filled every available surface. It felt warm, inviting and completely magical.
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Chapter Seven - 'Wine not?'

Chapter Seven - 'Wine not?'

Suitors simply need to seek out the deepest, darkest corner where the candles are flickering, the wine flowing and your date should be eating out of the palm of your hand by the end of the night.
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Chapter Eight - 'Chemistry'

Chapter Eight - 'Chemistry'

Dating in London can be a mine field as the options can seem endless.There is of course a pro to this conundrum; as with an abundance of frogs surely you will eventually find your prince?
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Chapter Nine - 'Taxi'

Chapter Nine - 'Taxi'

Without thinking she stepped off the curb and flagged down a passing taxi, as her mind slowly caught up with the impulsive decision she’d already made. The decision that this date wasn’t over quite yet…
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Chapter Ten - 'Behind Closed Doors'

Chapter Ten - 'Behind Closed Doors'

here’s something about midnight drinks in a luxury hotel bar that make you feel like you’re part of an elite, nocturnal class all of its own. It’s an intriguing and mysterious world to enter into - even for just one night.
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Chapter Eleven - 'Suite for my sweet'

Chapter Eleven - 'Suite for my sweet'

If you were to imagine a hotel that’s sole purpose is for indulgence and seduction, then you would imagine Blakes. The rooms are the kind that you never want to leave…
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