As Valentine’s Day approaches, romantics around the country are wondering where to take their significant other to celebrate the special occasion. Why not make it extra special this year with a trip to the bright lights of the city? If you plan to visit London this V-Day, and you’re struggling to come up with ideas, there’s no need to worry: we’ve compiled a list of suggestions for evenings out that will have even the most stoic partner swooning.
Take in a West End show
London’s glittering West End offers a spectacular array of entertainment, guaranteed to lend an air of pizzazz and glamour to your Valentine’s Day. Classics of the West End, such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ are always a good bet for a night on the town. However, if you’re looking for something a little more modern and light-hearted, why not give ‘Made in Dagenham’ a try? Featuring the brilliant Gemma Atherton, the cast also includes some of the Incognito Artists, better known as the spectacular singing waiters. This quirky, feel-good retelling of the 1968 women workers’ strike at Dagenham may not be a traditionally romantic piece of theatre, but it’ll certainly put a smile on your face – and that of your significant other!
Cruise down the River Thames
If you’re up to braving London’s crisp February weather, one of the most romantic things you can do in the city is take a trip down it’s great river. As the lights of the town glitter and reflect in the still, calm waters while you and your partner sip glasses of wine on the fore-deck, you’ll come to appreciate the beauty and elegance of the town anew. Just remember that there’s no shortage of operators offering boat-trips along the Thames, so make sure you shop around and pick a reputable one!
Enjoy a romantic meal
For the diehard traditionalists among you, there’s always the option of a classy romantic meal. London’s Leicester Square is famous for its fabulous restaurants and eateries. You’ll be spoiled for choice! With such luminary restaurants on offer as the sophisticated Strada and the opulent Criterion, you’re certain to find something to suit your tastes!
Party at a nightclub
For those of you who enjoy ‘livin la vida loca’, London offers a mind-blowing array of high-class, high-energy nightclubs (including the famous Ministry of Sound and the Aura Mayfair). Some people like to celebrate their love with a quiet evening and a bottle of wine; some would rather celebrate it by cranking up the volume and letting their hair down!
See a movie
Lastly, for the film-lovers among you, London plays host to some of the finest cinemas in the world. The Electric Cinema in Portobello lets you book a bed in the front row to view the flick from. Yes, you read that right: there’s a cinema in London where you can view your chosen movie in bed. So why not snuggle up with your loved one and a bucket of popcorn and take in the latest rom-com this Valentine’s Day?
However you elect to spend the special occasion, we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!