Dolphin Square SW1
 

Valentine’s Day in London – Something for Everyone

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…

flikr.com Courtesy of Viktor Hertz

Singles

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!

Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 15.26.21

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.

flickr.com 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.

flickr.com courtesy of Jim Nix:Nomadic Pursuits

Groups

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.

flickr.com courtesy of danmachold

Traditional

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.

flickr.com courtesy of danielfoster437
Adventurous

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.

flickr.com courtesy of Duncan Kinney

Luxury

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

flickr.com courtesy of I am Jeffrey

Budget

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.

flickr.com courtesy of Koukouvaya*

Anti-valentines

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

unnamed

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.

flickr.com 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.

DHES_main

Leave a Reply

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best possible experience on our website.
More about our cookies
OK