Valentine’s Day 2016 is going to be extra special. Why? Because it falls on a Sunday, meaning no work, meaning extra scope for late-night fun and cosy lie-ins. Here are the parties that London has to offer this Valentine’s week, with plenty to do for loved-up couples, embittered singles and anyone looking to segue messily from the latter to the former. Have fun out there, and don’t do anything we wouldn’t do!
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Find love on the dancefloor this February
For four nights this February, climaxing on Valentine’s Day, The Piano Works is going to the movies and you’re invited. Pick your favourite rom-com soundtrack hit, submit it to the crack house band and prepare to get smoochy at Farringdon’s non-stop live music venue. All that plus a Valentine’s photobooth, popcorn, ice cream and special cocktails – ‘The Swayze’, anyone?Read more
Eclectic party pros TAB host two big Valentine’s parties, with bands and DJs playing funk, soul, disco, pop, house and techno, plus plenty of late-night shenanigans and wicked games for singletons and loved-up couples alike. Dress up and get lost down the badger hole.Read more
Your Valentine's Day soundtrack
The business of writing a love song – one that’s not cheesy or clichéd – is a challenge that the greatest songwriters have wrestled with ever since the first caveman grunted a serenade to his beloved. Now, after painstaking research, we have arrived at what we believe to be the 50 best love songs ever recorded.Read more