Valentine’s Day is all about love. Specifically, the love of partying. Every year London uses V-Day as an excuse for a whole load of late-night fun, and we’ve rounded up the very best this Valentine’s weekend. Here‘s where to celebrate love, relish your singlehood or even make a new connection in the old-fashioned, Tinder-free way.
Oval Space. Friday to Sunday.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like strapping wheels to your feet and repeatedly falling on your arse to a hip hop, house and disco soundtrack. Oval Space becomes a roller rink all weekend so you can do just that.
The Vaults. Friday and Saturday.
The Waterloo tunnels host two big Valentine’s parties, with bands and DJs plus late-night shenanigans and wicked games for singletons and loved-up couples alike. Dress up and get lost down the badger hole.
The Phoenix. Saturday.
The GBK that hasn’t recently pissed off any vegetarians hosts a V-Day special, packing its usual hip-shaking dance party tunes – northern soul, Motown, girl groups and rock ’n’ roll – but with a romantic slant.
The Forum. Saturday.
Feelgood comic Luisa Omielan revives her super-successful ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?’ show, followed by DJ Olly Stock spinning some empowered bangers. Come for the comedy, stay for the party!
The Three Compasses. Saturday.
How to get through Valentine’s Day? Booze and power ballads, of course. This cheeky free party at a Dalston pub features a variety of games to help things go a little more easily, including a Cupid-powered postal service to send sexy notes.
Book Club. Sunday.
Keep things platonic in Shoreditch at this celebration of friendship without benefits, including a friendship bracelet workshop and a screening of ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’ (think ‘Thelma and Louise’ meets ‘Clueless’.)
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