D-4: What to do in London for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and for those who are struggling to think of ideas that haven’t been overdone already, we have a few suggestions for you and your loved one for 14th February.
There are always the tried and tested options friendly to the wallet – a stroll along the Thames at dusk, walks through the many parks that London has to offer, or a romantic dinner in a charming restaurant.
However, if you’re looking for something a bit different this Valentine’s Day, here is what you can do:
You can’t go wrong with a night of dancing, laughter and revelry. For those adventurous souls who enjoy a good party, the Museum of London is hosting a Pleasure Garden Ball featuring an 18th century-style band, risqué poetry, theatre performances and a re-creation of Georgian London’s favourite pastime: The pleasure garden.
Pleasure Garden Ball – advance booking only – £6.00
Along the same lines, you could go to a Valentine’s Masquerade Ball including dinner and dancing, as well as waltzing lessons for those less than light on their feet, is being held at Medieval Banquet, Ivory House.
Medieval Banquet, Ivory House – Masquerade ball – £60
For the music lovers out there, soulful and romantic performances by Freddie Jackson and John Holt offer a perfect musical evening to share with your special person at the Brixton Academy.
Brixton Academy- Valentine’s celebration with John Holt – £30 – £32
Of course, London is an historic city and events at the more historic landmarks offer a touch of the romantic this Valentine’s Day. The Tower of London is holding an event that includes a walk along the romantic setting of the Tower Bridge, champagne and chocolates to share.<
Tower Bridge walk – £30
The London Eye is also an undeniably perfect romantic setting for the day, with a half-hour ride on the Eye and champagne and Valentine’s Day-themed canapés.
The London Eye – £31.54
And for the literary lovers out there, the Keats House is putting on a candle-lit tour of the house with fizz, chocolates and a creative writing challenge inspired by Keats’ own love letters.
Keats House – £10
Whether you’re looking for something traditional or exciting and different to do this Valentine’s Day, London has plenty to offer.