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Valentine's Day events in London

Embrace Valentine's Day this year by doing something different

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The Artful Badger Valentine's Ball

Get creative this Valentine's day (Tuesday February 14 2017) and make it one to remember. London has a ton of loved-up options to help you on your way, from a special evening at the best museums in London or various raunchy Valentine's Day parties. Whatever your plan for V Day, we've got you covered – or if you'd rather stick to something more traditional, wow your significant other with something from our guide to London events in February.

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Lovely Valentine's Day events in London


Down With Dating


Hate dating? Want to avoid any hint of it this Valentine's Day? This one's for you. Disgruntled singletons will be provided with a fake name on arrival and can then get to know other miserable singles during 'Speed Hating', by slagging off all the things they dislike. You can also play 'Blind Hate' (find a potential partner through questions like 'If I turned into a zombie which household implement would you use to finish me off?') and various other fun games that royally flip Valentine's Day the bird.

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The Albany , Fitzrovia Tuesday February 14 2017

A Night Of Marvin Gaye (Valentine's Special)

Marvin Gaye's songs are recognised the world over as a sign it's 'romance time' such is the power of his Galaxy bar-smooth voice and effortless groove. This Lover's special is bound to get everyone feeling amorous, even if only towards Marvin himself.

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Jazz Cafe , Camden Town Tuesday February 14 2017

Alternative Valentine's Day events


The Tower Of Love: Romance Is Dead

Fancy a macabre February 14 this year? Head to the Tower of London for some anti-Valentine's action. You can draw the ghost of Anne Boleyn at the site of her burial with Art Macabre. Or if you're gagging for romance, you can make love tokens with artist Lozzy Bones instead.

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Tower of London , Tower Hill Monday February 13 2017

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Get undressed this Valentine's Day, or more specifically – get tickets to 'Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear' at the V&A. The exhibition tells the story of undies from the eighteenth century to more recent times, including some incredible examples of underwear’s influence on outerwear. Highlights include a transparent Givenchy haute couture dress by John Galliano and a Dolce & Gabbana sheer silk dress with wicker crinoline. Rarely has underwear been so overwhelming.

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V&A , Brompton Until Sunday March 12 2017