Throw away the key

How do you say I love you? With a lock and key. The origin of the tradition remains blurred, some arguing it begin in the city of Pecs, Hungary in 1880 when besotted students hung locks to prove their affections across an iron fence linking the main...

How do you say I love you? With a lock and key.

The origin of the tradition remains blurred, some arguing it begin in the city of Pecs, Hungary in 1880 when besotted students hung locks to prove their affections across an iron fence linking the main square to the medieval cathedral. Others however, believe it began in Rome on the Ponte Milvio Bridge when the affixing of locks was inspired by Italian Author Federico Moccia's 2006 Novel, I want you. Whatever the origin, love locks has become a worldwide symbol of affection and millions of hopeless romantics have placed their locks across the most beautiful bridges on the globe.

The practice traditionally dictates that couples travel to a place of significance or special meaning, secure a lock to the bridge and cast the key into the water to prove their everlasting love. However in recent years, customised and engraved padlocks have been placed on gates, railings, fences and even Shoreditch train station? In China on Mount Huang, lovers are said to lock together their souls before discarding the key into the misty valleys from the edge of the cliff.

Where would you put yours?

How about Ponte Milvio in Rome?

Partake in the tradition of 'locking together your souls' in the breathtaking surroundings of Mount Huang, China.

The most romantic city in the world. Pont de Arts, Paris, nicknamed 'The Lovers Bridge.'

Or simply Shoreditch highstreet.

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