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…
The Active Single
According to Equinox.com, 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!
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.
The Ready-to-Mingle Single
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.
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.
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.
Treat your significant other to the most extravagant 4-course dinner in the heart of Knightsbridge at the Bulgari Hotel. £120 per person.
If you’re actively against the idea of a whole day of love, try your hand playing Cupid’s evil twin at 2020 Archery.
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.
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.