Five ways to spend Valentine’s Day in London

Forget the mass-produced codswallop that the travel columns feed you. We’ve put together a list of things to do for Valentine’s Day in London that you’ll remember for years to come.


There’s more to London than last minute bookings at overpriced restaurants. The city is awash with hidden gems that’ll put the Valentine back into your Valentine’s Day.

Go on ‘safari’

  • Date: Friday 14th February 2014
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Cost: £25.00 for members and £28.00 for non-members

The Valentine’s Night Safari at the Natural History Museum lets you and your beloved take a trip around the museum in the dark with scientists explaining all sorts of amazing facts about the natural world and its inhabitants. Choose between the Beautiful Tour, which explores the gentle and prettier side of nature, and the Ugly Tour, which shows you a more bizarre and grotesque side… You can also enjoy a drink at the bar before, during and after the tour.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  • Date: 14 February 2014
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Cost: FILM: £7.50 – £8.50 / Film and meal: £35.00
  • Venue: Riverside Studios

Riverside Studios offer a special cinema screening of the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Long considered one of the most romantic films of all time, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York City and stars the lovely Audrey Hepburn.


Be sure to catch ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ at Riverside Studios on Valentine’s Day for a taste of vintage Hepburn-esque romance.

Get aerodynamic

Who says Valentine’s Day should be roses and Gondolas? The Skydiving Centre in Milton Keynes offers the amazing body flight experience as an alternative Valentine’s Day activity for lovers seeking a bit of an adrenalin rush in a safe environment. Gear hire is free and you get to enjoy two flights of a minute each and a DVD of your experience.

The Xscape building in Milton Keynes offers a variety of other activities like indoor snow skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, bowling, pubs, restaurants and a 16-screen cinema. Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date with special offers.

Dine in style

If you really want to treat your Valentine to an unforgettable dining experience, look no further than SUSHISAMBA, a stylish venue taking up the top three floors of the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate. The restaurant offers Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, with culture, music and decor to match. Book on one of the two outdoor terraces with spectacular views of the city.

stylish venue

The famous golden tree at SUSHISAMBA, Bishopsgate.

Edible Stories

  • Dates: Wednesday 12th February 2014 and Thursday 13th February 2014
  • Time: 20:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: £60 (+£4.25 booking fee)
  • Venue: Secret

For a truly unique experience, consider Edible Stories – a two-hour journey through the storytelling process, with the story itself presented as various courses. There is no verbal narration, but through your interaction with a nine-course meal, the people at your table and the environment, you gradually uncover the story.

Besides a cocktail and shot as part of the experience, there will be no other alcohol served – you bring your own. Once you have booked, the secret location will be revealed to you 48 hours before the event.

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