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Falling on a Friday this year means Valentine’s Day events are more creative than ever. We’ve rounded up the best of what’s on offer, whether you’re married, dating or happily single… Courtesy of Viktor Hertz


The Active Single

According to, research shows that exercise causes the release of a “love hormone” called oxytocin which fosters maternal bonding and, incidentally, adult bonding, too. The best way to make the most of these love hormones is to join an active exercise class where everyone gets involved and there are no iPods in sight. Barry’s Bootcamp classes always have a good male to female ratio!

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The Solitary Single

If you’re feeling more like spending the day in your own company (and there’s nothing wrong with that) have a look at London’s Best Restaurants for Dining Alone. courtesy of svet

The Ready-to-Mingle Single

Board The Yacht for an evening of speed dating with twinkling views of the Thames or bag yourself a Made in Chelsea hunk at the cast’s favourite cocktail bar, Dirty Martini. courtesy of Jim Nix:Nomadic Pursuits


Flashback to the early 2000s with Ms Dynamite, this £5 concert is the perfect way to spend an evening with the girls. Tap into your creative side with a free poetry reading at the National Portrait Gallery. courtesy of danmachold


London’s answer to climbing the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower; plan a sky-high trip to the tallest building in Europe and see The View from The Shard followed by dinner at one of their three restaurants. For those looking to sit back and relax, the Valentine’s Day Opera Gala at St Martin in the Fields promises to be a memorable affair. courtesy of danielfoster437

What’s more romantic than rolling around like a hamster? Zorbing is perfect for couples looking to take the seriousness out of Valentine’s Day. courtesy of Duncan Kinney


Treat your significant other to the most extravagant 4-course dinner in the heart of Knightsbridge at the Bulgari Hotel. £120 per person. courtesy of I am Jeffrey


Looking to keep it low-key on the 14th? Try The Marquis in Covent Garden, for a cheap and cheerful evening or The Roxy Bar and Screen for showings of cutting-edge films and reasonably priced food. courtesy of Koukouvaya*


If you’re actively against the idea of a whole day of love, try your hand playing Cupid’s evil twin at 2020 Archery.


Animal lovers

For those who can’t bear to leave their pup at home on the day of love, or wanting to ditch human company all together, have a look at DogFriendly for places to spend a lovely evening with your most loving companion. courtesy of Paphio

Staying in

If the thought of being out in public among other sickly sweet couples makes your skin crawl, why not spend the night (or weekend) at Dolphin Square? Our serviced apartments can serve as your own little sanctuary for any number of nights. With everything you could possibly need under one roof there’s really no need to expose yourselves to the horrors of the outside world.


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