An Alternative Valentine’s Day – Unusual Things to Do, Say and See On 14th Feb


If holding hands in the park and kissing in the moonlight isn’t exactly your style, don’t worry – there are still plenty of ways that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in the city.

Our capital is full of amazing new experiences for couples to enjoy together, so read on to discover some alternative attractions for the most romantic day of the year if it happens to coincide with your stay at the Montcalm London.

Do something completely different


If you’re looking to escape the love hearts and soft candlelight, then our top London pick for an alternative Valentine’s Day is a visit to The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, a weird, wonderful and often macabre collection of objects with an interesting tale to tell.

From the doodlings of a mad woman, occultist paintings and dodo bones, this is the only museum of its type in the UK and can be reached from the Montcalm London by Tube in just thirty minutes. You’ll have plenty of time to scare yourselves and each other silly in this atmospheric attraction.

If that wasn’t scary enough, you could always check out one of the many ghost or Jack the Ripper walking tours available near the Montcalm London to enjoy together. This is a chance for you both to find out more about the gruesome history lurking behind the modern façade of our nation’s capital city.

The Aviary London

Spectacular views of the London skyline don’t come much better than those enjoyed by guests at the Aviary London, where amazing vistas meet delicious cuisine lovingly created by a team of professional chefs.

This restaurant is a great London pick for couples wanting to enjoy stunning views and fantastic food at the same time, and it’s a popular spot for guests and locals alike.

Before your meal, choose a signature cocktail for each other from the bar’s extensive cocktail menu. It showcases a range of unusual ingredients designed to tickle your taste buds and get you ready for the gastronomic delights available to order from the extensive kitchen menu.

Hankies Marble Arch

If holding hands over a candlelit dinner isn’t your style, then Hankies Marble Arch has the perfect solution in the form of a more laid-back lunch or Valentine’s Day dinner celebration.

Bringing Indian street food indoors in a cool and contemporary setting, here you can settle down to share some Indian tapas dishes in a bright and welcoming London hot spot. With a menu packed full of eastern promise, let Hankies Marble Arch transport you away to exotic lands with sensational aromas and deliciously spiced dishes for a Valentine’s Day dinner with a difference!

With an amazing array of sharing dishes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, Hankies also offers a fantastic selection of freshly prepared desserts and a tempting menu of drinks and cocktails to finish off a perfect evening with the one you love.