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The best things to do on Valentine’s Day in London 2024

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in London this year? Here’s our pick of the best romantic events and activities for February 14 2024

Rosie Hewitson
Alex Sims
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Rosie Hewitson
Alex Sims

London is a marvellous place to be on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re flying solo, newly coupled-up or you’ve been with your other half for yonks, this city is guaranteed to have something for you to get busy with on Wednesday February 14 2024.

Single and ready to mingle? Optimise that Feeld profile and venture out to some of the city’s finest first-date spots. On the hunt for less conventional romance? Plan a date to an art show, check out some of London’s hidden gems or find some alternative romantic things to do with your boo. 

For wine and flowers to chocolates and romantic dinners, our comprehensive guide to the best Valentine’s ideas in London for 2023 has something to tickle everyone’s fancy. 

RECOMMENDED: explore the full guide to Valentine’s Day in London.

Top Valentine’s Day events in London

  • Museums
  • South Kensington

Who says you can only celebrate love on February 14? At the Science Museum, they’re stretching the season of love all the way into the spring thanks to their romantic Lates session. They’ve got a talk on ‘the science of hate’, a ‘Drag ‘n’ Drop’ drag musical-comedy performance, a screening of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and a session on ‘Stembryos’. And that’s not all – there’s more activities to be announced soon!

  • Things to do
  • Exhibitions
  • Kew

Forget roses: orchids are a deeply sexy flower (as Georgia O'Keeffe lush paintings demonstrate). So where better to woo your love than at at Kew’s spectacular annual orchids festival, which this year is inspired by the blooms of Madagascar. Make a daytime visit, or book a spot at Orchids After Hours, where you can sip cocktails amongst the blooms in a greenhouse that’s a wonderfully cosy antidote to the chill outside. 

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