Julia and Winston first make love in a country spot Julia knows of outside the city. It is an idyllic setting, lush with bluebells. Julia meets Winston on a path and leads him to a tiny clearing completely surrounded by trees. She believes they will have privacy here, away from microphones and cameras:
They were in a natural clearing, a tiny grassy knoll surrounded by tall saplings that shut it in completely.
Later, Winston is able to rent the room above Mr. Charrington's shop, and the couple meets there from time to time. They make love and sit together and read and talk and drink coffee like a normal couple from the old days. Again, they believe they have found privacy in a room owned by an old Prole in territory the Thought Police, they think, will leave alone. Winston thinks of their room as like the coral in the Victorian paperweight he has purchased: a safe, old-fashioned space safe from the state.
In both cases, they are able to make love and develop a relationship, but in both locations, unbeknownst to them, they are being spied on and recorded.