Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in London

Whether you're a foodie, a flower lover or simply looking for an excuse to have an adventure, there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in London

 

DINE IN THE DARK

Give your romantic Valentine’s dinner a multi-sensorial twist by switching off the lights.

Most of us ‘eat with our eyes’, but what happens when we remove this primary sense completely? Whether it’s at one of London’s dine-in-the-dark hotspots or from the comfort of your home, turn off the lights or don a blindfold and find out for yourself. Scientists theorise that other senses – particularly taste and smell – become heightened to an entirely new level. Alternatively, if you don't want to miss out on admiring a beautifully crafted plate of cuisine, you can enjoy our special Valentine's menu at The Northall on 14 February. 

 

TRY A CITY SCAVENGER HUNT

Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day in London by exploring the city with an exciting scavenger hunt? Don your winter layers and your best walking shoes, and spend the day hopping from traditional pubs steeped in history to world-famous landmarks while solving clues and engaging in fun challenges. Perfect for the competitive among us, you can go up against other couples or take it easy on an individual adventure with your loved one.

 

GET CREATIVE

Unleash your inner artist and enjoy a playful escape from the ordinary with a sculpture class or painting workshop for two. Under the guidance of expert instructors, you'll turn your creative rendezvous into a romantic masterpiece. Adding to the allure, you won't just make memories - you'll craft a keepsake to take home, a tangible reminder of your special Valentine's Day in London.

Person's hand holding a paintbrush with palettes of colourful paint
Flower set up in glass vases in the florist
 
WARM UP WITH A SPOT OF TEA

A luxurious British tradition with an extra-romantic element - on 14 February, spend the afternoon reclining under our grand Baccarat crystal chandelier with a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea. Delicate finger sandwiches await, from pickled cucumber with goat's curd, to Wiltshire ham with mustard mayonnaise. Follow this with treats as sweet as your beau - caramelised apple tart, bourbon vanilla religieuse and more.

 

CREATE YOUR OWN BOUQUET

What’s Valentine’s Day without a red rose or colourful bouquet to mark the occasion? Pay a visit to our wonderful in-house florists, FLOWERBX, or pop by an iconic London flower market at the weekend and create your own bunch of blooms with your partner.

The renowned Columbia Road Flower Market can be found in the East End and has a history that dates back to the 1800s. Across the River Thames near Battersea, New Covent Garden Flower Market offers not just beautiful blooms but also fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from all corners of the globe.

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