Valentine’s Day; you either love it or hate it. For the romantically inclined, this day might feel like the perfect opportunity to go the extra mile for your significant other or for the cynics, it might feel like a societal construct reinforced by media and consumers alike. Whatever your opinions are about this day, quality time with your loved one shouldn’t be a novelty. Therefore, we have shortlisted activities and places in London that are great for couples any time of the year just made extra special for the month of love.
Silent Disco on the Thames
Let go of your inhibitions and party like you’ve never before. This won’t be like your regular night outs because as the name suggests, rather than music booming from the speakers, it is broadcasted on wireless headphones worn by the party goers. Silent Sounds turns it up a notch as they host silent parties on boats, rooftops, museums and other iconic places in London. Dance the night away this Valentines as you float down the Thames and take in London’s most incredible sights. Silent Sounds are hosting a Valentine Special boat party on 16th February so make sure to get your tickets to experience the party of the lifetime.
Pampering at The Mayfair Hotel
If you’re looking for a day of pampering, then hop on the Victoria Line and check-in to The Mayfair Hotel to indulge in incredible massage treatments and the best of Spanish and Italian dishes. Mayfair Spa has special February spa packages for the month of love so hurry and book yours now! After the spa, explore Bond Street for some late night shopping in luxury stores to spoil your loved one on the special day.
Trip to Little Venice, London
With picturesque canals and narrowboat cruises tailored for two, Little Venice is the perfect place for a mini getaway in London. This charming neighbourhood was built between 1810 and 1870 and was the popular haunt of many artists, writers and scientists. Enveloped with an abundance of nature and tranquillity you wouldn’t believe the busy Paddington Station is only a mile away! Boasting cosy waterside cafés, floating art galleries and hotel boats, this is the ideal place for an escape on a budget!
West End Musical
What better way to spend quality couple time than with some captivating theatre shows at the West End? Set the tone for the night with feel-good musicals like Mamma Mia and The Book of Mormon or classics like The Lion King and Aladdin. There’s a variety of ballet, dance and opera performances at your convenience so you are spoiled for choice of shows that will match both your tastes. Check their website for show times and booking.
Splash the cash at Quaglino’s
If you’re one for going all out and making this day extravagant, look no further than an evening at Quaglino’s. Specialising in sumptuous seafood and groovy live music, an evening here is surely meant to be a lavish affair. With spectacular private dining rooms and fabulous cocktail bars, Quaglino’s has an intimate setting perfect to celebrate the day of love. Love is truly in the air as they are hosting a special Valentine’s Day event where you will be accompanied by Dover Street Big Band performing their rendition of classic and modern love songs.
If anything, a homemade meal with wine by the fireplace as you watch your favourite film will do the trick too.