Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in London with a partner or celebrating with all your single pals, it’s a day to splurge on food and drink. London is the city of love, and every restaurant, bar and café is celebrating with special Valentine’s Day events, set menus and spaces. Here are our top picks for Valentine’s Day in London for 2019:
Cherry Igloos at Winterland
If you’re looking for THE most Instagrammable Valentine’s Day date-spot (EVER), it’s Winterland. Complete with mountain scenes, feasting tables and cherry blossom filled igloos, Winterland London has opened their doors to the public. It’s open from 14th-23rd of Feb, and for £100 per couple includes a flameless fondue and glass of bubbly that can be purchased here.
With views to impress even the fussiest, the Gherkin is a hot-spot for Valentine’s Day in London. With packages starting at £35 for oysters & champagne, or the special four-course meal for £95 per person, there is something to suit every couple at this romantic location. You can book your package here.
House of Burlesque: L’Amour
After something saucy? There’s nothing sexier than a burlesque show, and the award-winning House of Burlesque brings a new meaning to Valentine’s Day. They’re offering special cocktails, dinner packages and VIP tickets to suit every budget. Guaranteed to get your blood pumping, this is a V-Day you won’t forget.
Sage: Pop Up Flower Workshops
Forget Valentine’s Day, this is our favourite Gal-entine’s Day event. Held on both the 13th and 14th of February, Sage Flower is hosting two evenings of flowers, cocktails and slow jams. You’ll learn how to make a bouquet professionally, and leave with a bunch of flowers for yourself! Tickets are £40, and include cocktails… yes please!
Self-labelled “the most romantic house in London”, Keat’s House is offering a one of a kind night. Filled with romantic live music, poetry recitals and a pop-up bar, Keat’s House is for the old school romantic. Tickets start at £15 and include a complimentary drink and tour of the house.
Travelling Film Show at the Shard
If you’re an old-school romantic, there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ movie and tub of popcorn. The Travelling Film Show is a pop-up cinema, that takes it one step further. Towering 800 feet above London, you’ll experience a screening of Romeo and Juliet (could it BE any more romantic?!), as well as a complimentary glass of champagne to accompany your popcorn for only £45 per person.
Love Lockdown at Ghost Notes
If you’re single as a pringle and ready to mingle, this is THE event for you. Held on the 11th Feb (just in time for V-Day), Love Lockdown offers speed dating like no other. Tickets include at least 20 dates (lots of potential!), goodie bags and slow jams from the resident DJs at Peckham Levels. Set to be lots of fun, you can purchase tickets here.
Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour
What’s better than a bus ride and eating delicious baked goods? Doing them at the same time of course. Brigit’s Bakery is offering a bus tour like no other, with a romantic afternoon tea on a vintage bus. Take a ride and view some of London’s most iconic landmarks, whilst being served champagne and a range of sweet and savoury treats. Now that’s an experience we can get behind – you can purchase tickets here.
Floating World by Takayo
A Japanese immersive experience like no other, the Floating World is at the top of our quirkiest dates. You’ll be dressed in full kimono attire, and seated for a 3-course Japanese meal with drinks. There’s a presentation on Shunga, which is the celebrated erotic art of Japan. You’ll leave with a full belly, your own illustration card and a mini shunga booklet. Tickets are £49 and can be booked here.
Swing Boat Party
Get those dancing shoes (and sealegs) ready for a wild night at the Tamesis Dock. You’ll be given a glass of bubbly on arrival, and party into the night with DJ Maj Duckworth on the decks. With swing, rock’n’roll and Motown hits streaming all night, it’s sure to be a night you’ll never forget. Grab your tickets here.
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