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. Here are some of our favourites...
Dine in the Dark
Give your romantic Valentine’s dinner a 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 a whole new level.
Alternatively, if you don't want to miss out on admiring a beautifully crafted plate of cuisine, you can discover exceptional Valentine's menus at The Northall this February.
Try a City Scavenger Hunt
Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day in London by exploring this grand city with a special scavenger hunt? Hop from traditional pubs steeped in history to world-famous landmarks and quaint backstreets 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.
Take a Spot of Tea
A luxurious British tradition with an extra-romantic element. Between 11 and 14 February, you can spend the afternoon reclining under our grand Baccarat crystal chandelier with a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea. Delicate finger sandwiches await, from smoked salmon with caviar crème fraîche and dill, to coronation chicken on sourdough. Follow this with treats as sweet as your beau - pistachio & rose Paris-Brest, a vanilla & raspberry millefeuille and more.
Watch Star-Crossed Lovers on Stage
One of history’s most well-known romances has been given a modern transformation for the West End. & Juliet The Musical is an entertaining rewrite of the iconic Shakespearean tale - discover what could have happened if Juliet swapped a dagger to the heart for a girls’ trip instead. Featuring pop hits from Swedish songwriter Max Martin, you’ll recognise classics like ‘Baby One More Time’ and ‘Break Free’ in this colourful twist on Romeo and Juliet’s romance.
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, McQueens Flowers, or pop by an iconic London flower market 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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