10 awesome ways to spend Valentine’s Day in London

Valentine's Day in London

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you haven’t planned anything and seem destined for another last minute meal and a tacky bunch of flowers, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 great ideas for spoiling the one you love.

1. Valentine’s Day cruises

Why not treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic cruise with Bateaux London?

Their Symphony, Harmony and Naticia cruises are a lovely way to see the city from the Thames, while enjoying delicious food (prepared fresh on board) and live entertainment.

Find out more or book: http://www.bateauxlondon.com/assets/VALENTINES_DAY_2013.pdf

2. Valentine’s tea dance

East Wintergarden
43 Bank Street, London, E14 5AB

Start at 6.30 with an early workshop on the waltz, the Charleston and foxtrot with experienced instructors, followed by an old fashioned dance. This includes everything from vintage tunes to romantic and upbeat golden oldies. Food will also be available, as well as, a cash bar.

3. Valentine’s night on Tower Bridge

£30 per couple
6.30pm-10.30pm. (Couples must reserve a time slot at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm or 9.30pm.)

Enjoy champagne and chocolates with your beloved on the most romantic walkway in London.

Find out more: http://events.frommers.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=237694#ixzz2JLfWQpcC

4. London Eye in a private capsule

Valentines Cupid’s Capsule (Pommery Brut Royal Champagne) £325.00
Valentines Cupid’s Capsule (Pommery Rosé Champagne Upgrade) £348.00

If you feel like splashing out, spoil your loved one with a stunning experience. This includes the view of the London skyline from your romantic Private Capsule, with Pommery Champagne, a red rose and luxury chocolates served by your host. Tickets include a 360 guide per person and entry to the London Eye 4D Experience.

Find out more: http://www.londoneye.com/TicketsAndPrices/Valentines/default/

5. Couples chocolate-making workshop

A 50’s inspired chocolate-making Valentines workshop by candlelight is bound to impress her. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and a chocolate fondue, followed by a quick lesson on chocolate making. Then it’s your turn to get creative – cut, dip and decorate your own hand-made chocolates using freshly made truffles and melted Green & Black’s chocolate. Take home all your chocolate creations, along with a a decadent Valentine’s goody bag.

Find out more: http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/experiences/

6. Explore the roaring 20s

Museum of London
150 London Wall, London,EC2Y 5HN
Tickets from £7.00

The Museum of London’s annual Valentine Late is back, this year with a naughty 20s twist. You and your partner can learn to Charleston, make Art Nouveau accessories, listen to talks about 1920s fashion and sexuality, and enjoy live music and cabaret.

7. All that jazz

Tickets £15,
Show starts 8.30pm

Book your table soon and enjoy a delicious meal and all the jazz you can handle, when Jazzbomb brings their hard swinging sound to Hideaway.

Find out more: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk

8. Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza at the Royal Albert Hall

From 5 January 2013 to 14 February 2013
Royal Albert Hall SW7 2AP
From £30.00

Treat your beloved to an evening of sheer entertainment with Cirque du Soleil’s sensational show Kooza, in the UK for the first time.

9. Twosday at Guanabara, Holborn

Parker Street, WC2B 5PW

Enjoy an early evening lesson in sultry dance moves, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal. Thereafter it’s party time, with a host of live entertainment, including capoeira, a live percussion performance, and, of course, plenty of dancing.

Find out more: http://www.guanabara.co.uk


Arcola Theatre

A Valentine’s Day movie night with a difference. The audience and improve actors will make their own Valentine’s movie. The audience chooses what the film is about, where it’s set, and even what it’s called. A fun and hilarious way to celebrate love.

Find out more: http://www.arcolatheatre.com/