Valentine's Day Ideas
Thursday, 13 of February of 2020
The day to discover London's romantic side and impress that special someone is here. From a romantic dinner cruise to a Valentine's day concert, find below some ideas of things to do this 14th February in London.
Dine at top Valentine's Day Restaurants
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to go out and try some of the city's best restaurants with your other half. One of London's most iconic locations, Quaglino's is an unforgettable space to spend Valentine's Day in London. Want something fancy? World-renowned Nobu in Shoreditch should cut it. Be sure to book ahead for the best table as it is a busy night.
If you are not into fancy restaurants you can also take to the Thames and impress your partner with more than just dinner. Enjoy a glass of Champagne and 3-course dinner as you sail through the heart of London, accompanied by a live band playing all the most popular love songs to get you in the mood.
Tickle your taste buds with a wine tasting at Winecdote. Winecdote is a new wine studio on a mission to teach Londoners about wine without the complicated vocabulary or stuffy atmosphere. A certified wine will make the whole experience more fun with blind tasting challenges, fun wine facts and plenty of approachable wines.
Indulge in Valentine's Day Afternoon Teas
Who has ever been disappointed with cake? No one, that’s who. This Valentine’s Day, why not treat your significant other to an amazing afternoon tea. Combine the British classic with stunning views – book a pair of seats at the Valentine's Afternoon Tea Bus and enjoy a prosecco with a view. Many venues like The Ritz London, also create Valentine’s Day afternoon tea menus for the occasion.
Valentine's Concert in London
Carmen, one of the most popular operas of all time, has returned to the London Coliseum. You can also be teleported to the 1920s with Let Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra during the Swing Valentine Special at The Paris Grill. Tune into love-themed classical tunes from the likes of Chopin, Verdi and romantic films, as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present Orchestral Valentines at Cadogan Hall.
Taking place at the aptly named Grace Hall, Fever’s utterly irresistible Jazz by Candlelight concert is sure to get your evening off to a very smooth start. Sit back, sip prosecco, and swing into Valentine’s Day with some of the UK’s best jazz ensembles.
Valentine’s Traffic Light Party
Single? Taken? Just seeing where the night takes you? This Traffic Light Party at Neverland takes out all the guesswork! Simply state which colour wristband you want at the door: green means ‘single and ready to mingle’, red means ‘taken’, and yellow means ‘ask me’. With a live DJ, street food, games, and plenty of alcohol, this Valentine’s evening will be one to remember, no matter who you choose to spend it with!
Rivoli Ballroom Pop-Up Cinema
If you’re one of the five or six people who has yet to see‘Romeo + Juliet’, do it in OTT style at a screening inside the Rivoli – one of the last remaining 1950s-style ballrooms in London.
Leake Street Live
Make your mark on the walls of Waterloo’s colourful street-art gallery at a free graffiti workshop led by artist Sophy Robson (aka SoFLY). Use your new-found skills to create a Valentine’s-themed mural and listen to live music.
Valentine's Day Workshops
Bond over a Giant Arm Knitting class at Tea and Crafting Covent Garden, where you can create a giant blanket that's perfect for snuggling under on movie nights! Paint your own Picasso-inspired canvas as you sip on wine, nibble at a cheese board and enjoy a soothing creative evening at Hampstead School of Art. How about Cooking with Cupid? Join Valentine's Day cooking class with bottomless booze, a dinner and heaps of atmosphere at The Avenue Cookery School.
Valentine’s Day for the Adventurous
Hold on tight to each other on a Valentine's Day speedboat ride. See the city from above with a ride on the Emirates Air Line cable car Champagne Flight or splash out on a London Helicopter Tour or whizz down The Slide at the Orbit after taking in the panoramic views together.
Hope our guide has been helpful. Have a great Valentine's Day!