The history of Love Locks

Love locks are a symbol of love and commitment.  Here at LoveLocks, Inc. we have been inspired by an ancient custom, which is believed to have originated in China – where lovers lock a padlock on a chain or gate and then throw away the key, symbolically locking their love forever.  Around the world, cities from Moscow to Rome are filled with fences, bridges, and poles adorned with padlocks.

Love padlocks (also known as Love Locks) are a custom by which  padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by  sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love.  Love padlocks have existed for quite some time, though there are no certain sources for their origin. In Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s. The reasons love padlocks started to appear vary between locations, and in many instances are unsourced. However, in Rome, the ritual of affixing love padlocks to the bridge Ponte Milvio can be attributed to the book I Want You by Italian author Frederico Moccia, who later made it into the film-adaptation Hovoglia dite.  It has been said that if both members of “love’s hand” are not present as the lock locks, the love has been forever jinxed. –  Wikpedia

These love padlocks are an expression of hope and humanity, connecting people around the world with the one thing that unites us all: love.  If you are looking for a unique and creative way to express your love and commitment, you now have the chance to play a role in this ancient tradition with one of a custom engraved love padlock from LoveLocks, Inc.


LoveLocks, Inc. selectively places “Lovescapes” throughout the world, so that we all may share in the joy of locking ones love for forever.

  • People have found lots of places to lock their love padlocks, however, we recommend making sure you place it where it will not be at risk of being cut off by city or community officials.  There are safe and legal places that have been erected just for you to lock your love.
  • Be creative, but please respect the property of others.
  • LoveLocks, Inc. is not responsible for LoveLocks locked in places that are not designated for this purpose.

To start your own LoveLocks  tradition in locking your love, please visit out online shop here, or click here for a list of retail and “Lovescape” venues throughout the world.

If you are interested in finding out more about the LoveLocks, Inc. company and are interested in providing the unique LoveLocks concept to your customers, visitors or clients, please click here.