Things to do in London this Valentines Day
It’s that time of year again where people are either in love or looking for love! Whether you are in a relationship or not this year there are still plenty to do in London to feel the love this Valentine’s Day. London is bursting with lots of romantic and soppy spots, valentines gift ideas, the best bars and dreamy events for you to get amongst.
There’s no need to worry if you’re against Valentines Day, there is still loads of alternative things to do also, so you can ditch the chocolate and roses and spice things up on February 14th.
For those loved up couples here’s a list of events you will love.
If you’re lost on what flowers to get your loved one this year when so many flowers have different meanings, like Red Roses mean love, yellow is friendship and white are for mourning. So why not try something different and attend a terrarium-making event at London florist, Grace & Thorn. It’s a great thing to do with the person you love, and you can walk away feeling like you’ve achieved something as well as having a little couple bonding.
There’s no need to cuddle up in front of Netflix like you do every other night. Make Valentines a little more special. Snuggle down in the beautiful surroundings of the Rivoli Ballroom, one of the oldest ballrooms in the world, for a pop-up film fest of some of the most romantic classics, Romeo + Juliet, Ghost and Pretty Woman.
Why not take a tour of the city in style. Hop onboard a classic Routemaster bus decorated with red heart-shaped balloons and enjoy a French-inspired sweet’s and treats during Brigit’s Bakery’s Valentine afternoon tea bus tour. The trip is approximately 1.5hours starting just off Trafalgar Square going around Hyde Park and Green Park back to Trafalgar Square.
For those of you who are anti-Valentines Day, don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about you, here are some anti-valentines’ events for you.
There’s no need to spend 100s of pounds on a meal that will leave you still hungry and somewhat unsatisfied. Lost Boys Pizza in Upper Holloway has a party for those who are not into Valentines. Their Anti-Love pizza buffet, cheap booze and trashy horror movies will leave you more than satisfied and fulfilling your true love for pizza. Fill your face with dough before settling in for screenings of ‘Wild Science’ and Frankerhooker’ and of course make the most of the happy hour cocktails served till late.
If champagne is not your thing why not attend a whisky tasting at one of London’s oldest whisky shops, Cadenhead’s on Chiltern Street. Once a wedding dress boutique where Princess Diana first saw her wedding dress now a place full of great Whisky. Join other likeminded Whisky Nerds and let your taste buds go wild!
Speaking of Wild, why not try something a little different and embrace that wild side of yours. One great way to spend your Valentines that you may never have thought of is throwing some axes at Whistle Punk and prove that throwing sharp blades at wooden targets can be a great way for love to blossom or even a way for you to find it. Their ‘Speed-Dater’ package includes 1 ½ hours of throwing tools solo over snacks, drinks and a chocolate axe, and hey you never know you may even find your soul-mate to throw axes with and hopefully not at.
So, whether you are loved up or not there is something for everyone this Valentines Day. It doesn’t just have to be a day for lovers, it can be a day for friendships or just an excuse to have some fun.