valentine's day

10 different Valentine’s Day ideas

10 different Valentine’s Day ideas

The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner! Here’s a host Valentine’s Day ideas to enjoy that we promise aren’t cheesy…!


A night at the theatre

Head to Barnes to see Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey reimagined, to Wimbledon for the ballet or a musical comedy with the Addams Family or enjoy a glittering celebration of dance courtesy of Anton and Erin in Guildford


Come aboard

Discover the city from a new angle with the Bateaux London Valentine’s Day cruise. Meander down the river and enjoy seasonal menus, a huge selection of wines and cocktails, live music and unrivalled views. Tuck into West Country beef fillet and dark chocolate truffle torte from the dedicated Valentine’s menu as you marvel at the glittering London skyline.


The perfect jewellery

For a perfect piece of jewellery (a ring? Just a suggestion), revel in the marvellous opulence of Gustav Fabergé’s artwork. You can’t buy them, of course – but what can go wrong with a bit of inspiration?

Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution at the V&A


Blooms on display

Take your date amongst the flowers – and not only daisies and roses but stunning orchids from Costa Rica! Transport yourself to the tropics with stunning displays at Kew – plus traditional Costa Rican folk dance performances every Saturday.


Date night movies

Everyman’s velvet sofas are the perfect place for a romantic date. Grab a set of tix to Jennifer Lopez’ hot new release, Marry Me (probably the most perfect pop-the-question prompt ever) and enjoy an evening of complimentary romantic extras, including a welcome cocktail and indulgent sweet treats.


Natural history courtship

Yes, it is back! Valentines at the Natural History Museum – two evenings of romantic fascination covering animal courtship. Enjoy NHM in a relaxed atmosphere with a glass of wine in your hand. They also sell these charming “If you were eaten by a T-rex, I’d miss you” postcards.

Left to right: Russian State Ballet of Siberia at the New Wimbledon Theatre; Northanger Abbey at the OSO Arts Centre; Bateaux London



Head to the Dog & Fox to join in a stunning masquerade. Get fancy and mysterious as this lovely Wimbledon venue is throwing a party that features a top DJ & local artists. A black-tie dress code is a must – we’re not joking about the “fancy” part!  


Stunning flora

Enjoy a truly magical evening amidst the stunning flora at Petersham Nurseries Café in Richmond. Feast your eyes on their exquisite seasonal bouquets, as you feed your stomach with a dedicated Valentine’s Day menu featuring specialities such as steamed langoustine, fillet of Dover sole, and pizzetta with taleggio and black truffles.


Luxe country escape 

For a Hollywood-worthy weekend away, head to Fairmont Windsor Park, barely an hour from London! Gorg dinner, a bottle of Laurent Perrier on arrival, Japanese Ashiyu foot ritual bath and elegant tea with bubbles in the Orchid Tea Room… We might get a bit lost in daydreaming here.

Fairmont Windsor Park


Vegan Valentine’s  

Comptoir V, one of London’s most popular vegan restaurants, is opening a new location in Fulham – and they managed to do it just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend! Decorated with gorgeous faux flowers and exotic furniture from Marrakech, it is a perfect setting for all veggie couples. Tuck in to mouthwatering stacks of pancakes as you sip on blueberry mojitos.