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Valentine’s Day parties in London

Impress your date or find a mate with your mind-blowing moves this February 14

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

A Night at the Movies

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?

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The Piano Works , Clerkenwell Until Monday February 15 2016

The Artful Badger Love Potion Valentine's Ball

Critics' choice

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.

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Until Sunday February 14 2016

A Night of Amy

These Valentine’s Day concerts for lovers of Amy Winehouse feature a live band playing her hits.

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XOYO , Shoreditch Wednesday February 17 2016

Valentine's Day at Karma

Get in the mood for this year's Valentine's Day with romantic R&B, dancehall, house and dance mixes to being out the Romeo in you, with music courtesy of DJ Vectra, DJ Policy and DJ Magic.

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Until Sunday February 14 2016
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Your Valentine's Day soundtrack

The 50 best love songs

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. 

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By: Time Out editors