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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Acklam Village Market
A weekend street food market in west London, with a large covered area created from recycled materials. The ten stalls provide Cuban cuisine, burgers, barbecued wild game, Jamaican jerk, Indian, Peruvian and more. Plus Fuller's bar sell beer from micro-breweries, alongside the usual beverages. There's a big focus on the local community here, so on any one weekend you could find installations by local artists here, street entertainment, live music ranging from jazz to rock 'n' roll, DJs and even a pop-up beach.
Venue says: “Visit Acklam Village in the heart of Portobello Rd for free live entertainment and the finest international street food in west London.”