Valentine's Day in London (Wednesday February 14 2018) has a lot to offer, whether you're blissfully in love or a superbly happy singleton. Here's your guide to the city's most romantic restaurants, Valentine's Day gift ideas, romantic hotels, best bars and much more.
For anyone wanting to shun the loved-up vibes, we've covered all the anti-Valentine's parties you'll need, plus there are tons of alternative romantic things to do if you want to try something different on Feb 14 – from gin tasting to ping pong to dog-walking.
And for more fun and quirky cultural happenings this month, check our February events calendar.
Celebrate Valentine's Day in the capital
Where to wine and dine this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day gifts and ideas
Alternative Valentine's events
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The Last Tuesday Society
A weird and wonderful cocktail bar on Mare Street located above The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History. Expect oddities, bones and books in a nod to downstairs, as well as a gallery space and a full-sized taxidermied lion named Leonora at one of the tables. Inspired by the prohibiton era, TLTS have a menu devoted to Absinthe, as well as two pages of cocktails and a handful of beers and wines. Bar nibbles include a cheese board, kalamata tapenade and roasted cashews. Regular events are held here, too, including workshops in taxidermy or cocktails, lectures, literary launches and more.
Venue says: “Join us for aperitivo east London style! Sample Broadway Market's finest cheeses and meats, free with each cocktail order. Every Thursday!”