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Valentine's Day in London

The best restaurants, romantic events, quirky activities, parties and gift ideas to make the most of Valentine's Day 2018 in London

The Dogvine

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

Five great last-minute Valentine's Day events that you can still book
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Five great last-minute Valentine's Day events that you can still book

Forgotten to sort anything for Valentine's Day? Don't worry, we've got you covered

The best Valentine’s Day film pop-ups in London
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The best Valentine’s Day film pop-ups in London

The best movies happening on and around the big day

Romantic restaurants in London
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Romantic restaurants in London

Whether you want to wow someone on a first date or find a special spot for your beloved, we've got you covered

Valentine's Day events
Things to do

Valentine's Day events

From cocktail-making to supperclubs to cinema, there's something to keep everyone loving February 14

Alternative romantic things to do in London
Things to do

Alternative romantic things to do in London

Ditch the teddy bear and chocolates, and do something different this Valentine's Day

Romantic works of art to see on Valentine's Day
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Romantic works of art to see on Valentine's Day

Get loved-up by taking in some luscious art

The best romantic hotels in London
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The best romantic hotels in London

Impress your significant other by booking the two of you into one of these great venues

Valentine’s Day parties in London
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Valentine’s Day parties in London

Forget the quiet meal in a cosy restaurant – go forth and party

Where to wine and dine this Valentine's Day

No-booking restaurants
Restaurants

No-booking restaurants

Left Valentine's Day to the last minute?

Bars for a date
Bars and pubs

Bars for a date

Sip away any first-date nerves in style

Swanky cocktail bars
Bars and pubs

Swanky cocktail bars

Skip the meal and hit the sauce instead

Spots for champagne
Bars and pubs

Spots for champagne

Nothing says 'I love you' like champers

See more perfect date restaurants in London

Valentine's Day gifts and ideas

Time Out Black
Things to do

Time Out Black

The members' club that gives you access to film screenings, money off at the places we love to eat and exclusive event invitations

Valentine's Day at the London Eye

Valentine's Day at the London Eye

Bag a private capsule and sip on champers with your other half

Bad Brownie

Bad Brownie

A 16-bite brownie box with racy messages stamped on them for just £13.50

Crystal Palace Spa

Crystal Palace Spa

Scrub up before getting dirty with a traditional hammam for two - up to 73% off

Valentine’s Day gifts for her
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Valentine’s Day gifts for her

London's shops are full of awesome, unique gifts, so forget the flowers and chocolates this Valentine's Day and get creative

Valentine’s Day gifts for him
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Valentine’s Day gifts for him

Stuck for ideas about what to buy your man for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered with all the best gift ideas

Alternative Valentine's events

Valentine's at Covent Garden Comedy Club

Valentine's at Covent Garden Comedy Club

VIP tickets to a Valentine's show at London's favourite comedy club on Tuesday February 14

Looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration?

The best cinemas in London for a date
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The best cinemas in London for a date

The most romantic picture palaces around the capital

Time Out’s Tastemakers share where they’d like to go for Valentine’s Day
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Time Out’s Tastemakers share where they’d like to go for Valentine’s Day

Inspired ideas for weird, wonderful and loved-up Valentine's plans

Watch the 100 best romantic movies
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Watch the 100 best romantic movies

Snuggle up with one of the most romantic movies of all time

Listen to the best love songs
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Listen to the best love songs

Tune in with your loved one

Comments

15 comments
roni r

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Michael A

I went to Madame Tussauds Last year they had a pop up restaurant it was great my friend and I had a great time.

Pieter J

Hello guys! Unfortunately the whole valentine "thing" slipped my mind. But I came up though with (in my opinion) a great last minute alternative! Although I am wondering what you guys think of it!


I am going to have a romantic dinner for two at my very own home, including fitting valentine decorations of course! I will use Dinein.co.uk to have my food + champaign delivered from our (me and my gf's) favorite premium restaurant. Sounds sweet right! This way I can jump straight to the real business if you know what I mean ;)! Which is obviously getting myself a beer and watch football! Just kidding, but for real though, what are your thoughts on this ;)?
Felicity D

Love your post! It gave me some really great ideas and inspiration for my first valentines in London! I also wrote an alternative list of my own, feel free to check it out fiftytwofridays.co.uk

Rajesh J

Valentine's Day is an opportunity for people in Canada to tell somebody that they love them in a romantic way. It falls on February 14, the name day of two saints, St Valentine of Rome and St Valentine of Terni. In pre-Christian times, the middle of February was a time of pagan fertility festivals in Europe and allegedly the time when birds chose a mate.