Whether you’re on a mission to make your boyfriend/girlfriend feel super special this year, or are waving the flag for all the single ladies out there (hold tight Beyonce), chances are you’re probably looking for something to do this Valentine’s. I mean, even if you’re single… any excuse for a bev with your best mates in the same boat as you right?
I’ve been doing a lil digging around and have pulled together some of London’s most romantic/fun events for this year that will (hopefully) make you and your partner all warm n fuzzy inside.
OverPoured Sunday Cruise
What better way to relax and enjoy the company of your partner on Valentine’s than on a lazy river cruise along the Lea in Hackney (much nicer than the grotty Thames, trust me)? And, it wouldn’t be a London river cruise without a selection of craft beers and ciders right? Join the Alfred Le Roy on their river cruise on various dates throughout February.
So, the aquarium is really fun and ‘OMG look at the size of that beast!’ at the best of rights amirite? What about when you add alcohol and cool n exotic Pacific Reef displays of an evening? This adult’s only event means you can see all the cute lil turtles and crocodiles at your own pace and in the company of yo bae.
Valentine’s Day with Don Luigi at Pop, Brixton
If you’ve been to Pop Brixton before you’ll know what a cool little place it is. If not, this Valentine’s is the perfect excuse to see what all the fuss is about. It looks to even better than usual, as South Italian restaurant Don Luigi take over, offering guests a six-course sit down meal, prosecco, and traditional Italian movie Cinema Paradiso playing in the background. If you can’t get to the romantic settings of Italy this Valentine’s why not bring Italy to you?
The menu includes
Bottle of prosecco upon arrival (per couple), rosemary and olive focaccia, pastel mixed leaves with chickpea flour and chia seeds, cocktail di gamberi, scampi cream and truffle pasta, and fried calamari. Gimee.
The Bloody Valentine’s Brunch – Haunt, Stoke Newington
If you can’t spend actual Valentine’s with your loved one this year (like me *sad face*), and you’re after something lovey dovey to do the weekend before, Haunt in Stoke Newington are celebrating the season of love with bottomless bloody marys and brunch. Yes you heard that right. Bottomless. Bloody. Marys. 11th February – be there or be square.
Breakfast for two at the Sky Garden
What better way to woo your boo than enjoying the amazing views of London from up high? The exclusive Valentine’s breakfast menu includes avocado, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, plus a strawberry and mint salad with whipped cream and cinnamon churros with chocolate sauce. Dayum that sounds luxurious af. Lucky for you, it’s available from Valentine’s until the end of February too – the perfect excuse to prolong V-day celebrations in my opinion.
A night of Marvin Gaye at the Jazz Café
If you don’t feel all sexy n romantic when Marvin Gaye comes on then who r u. His songs are recognised worldwide as probably the best baby-making songs, so why not spend your Valentine’s evening feeling romantic af at the Jazz Café this year?
Grope Mountain, Parsons Green
If you and your loved one are after something different this Valentine’s, I suggest heading to Grope Mountain. This saucy lil climbing wall is popping up in Parsons Green just before Valentine’s, and offers sporty couples a little bit of a different Valentine’s work out. A climbing wall with boob-shaped boulders and penis-shaped obstacles in your way to the top, your only choice to get there is to get all over that shiz.
Do any of these take your fancy? Let me know what you’re up to this Valentine’s.
*feature picture from Pixabay.