February 9, 2015 | Becki Hooper | Blog

Locks of Love


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Multiple love locks attached to a bridge

You may have noticed the ‘love lock’ trend on a bridge of some kind near you; couples attach a ‘love lock’ or ‘love padlock’ to a gate, bridge or anything to symbolize the love and commitment shared between them.

The trend is said to have originated in the early 2000s in Rome, Italy by teenagers imitating a popular Italian book and film.

As it is Valentine’s Day, here are our top 10 places to leave a love lock or padlock.

  1. Tower Bridge, London, UK
  2. Ponte Milvio Bridge, Rome, Italy
  3. Pont de l’Archevêché Bridge and the Pont des Arts Bridge, Paris, France
  4. Huangshan, China
  5. Pécs, Hungary
  6. Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne, Germany
  7. Luzhkov Bridge, Moscow
  8. Puntan dos Amantes, Guam
  9. Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic
  10. Montevideo, Uruguay

For more information regarding ‘love lock’ locations visit ‘Unique Honeymoon Ideas’.
Can’t make it to any of the listed locations then why not leave a virtual love lock – No travel necessary!

Top ten Valentines’ gifts for a locksmith or lock enthusiast

We have put together a list of top ten Valentines’ gifts that you may want to give as a romantic gesture to your locksmith or lock enthusiast.

  1. Majestic Lock Pick Set
  2. Silver key cufflinks
  3. Yale Novelty Heart Luggage Digit Combination Lock
  4. Vintage tie pin in the shape of a key
  5. Wine lock bottle stopper
  6. I love my locksmith t-shirt  
  7. Keep calm I’m a locksmith travel mug
  8. Heart Key Head cover
  9. Kiss me, I’m a locksmith mug
  10. Heart Key Blank