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Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year, and it appeals to a wide variety of different people for different reasons. Some of us yearn for a traditional experience – while others prefer to try something more offbeat.
Whatever your preference, London is a fantastic place to spend Valentine’s Day this year, For both the already coupled and those of you who would rather go it alone, here are a few of our favourite things to do!
What should I do on Valentine’s Day?
How you choose to spend Valentine’s Day is an intensely personal choice. If you’re part of a couple, then it’s a choice you may choose to make together – but if you’re single, then you may find you have a little more flexibility.
Nobody can really tell you what to do for Valentine’s Day, but there are a few key ways to show someone how much you care. Popular options include sending gifts to your crush or your partner, or making them something you know they’ll love.
You could also choose to cook them a meal – or treat them to a dinner at a restaurant like Hankies Marble Arch. London also offers plenty of great sightseeing options for romantics – with a vast array of stunning sights making up this sprawling metropolis. Whether you’ve got a partner or you’re flying solo, you’ll surely find something great to enjoy!
What is there to do on February 14th?
In summary, plenty! London might not have the same reputation for romance as its closet European cousin, Paris – but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a vast array of options waiting for you during your stay.
Here are a few of your favourites for guests at the Montcalm:
Visit the Orchid Festival
If romance is what you’re after, then the Orchid Festival may be the ideal venue for you and your partner. This festival takes place throughout February at the stunning Kew Gardens. Here you’ll find a vast array of wonderful finds from the natural world, including glass domes which feature plentiful tropical plants.
This would make a particularly great day out for nature lovers, but it would also be a fantastic surprise for anyone who wants to surprise their spouse or partner.
Join the Silent Disco Boat
Feel like a party this Valentine’s Day? Then join the Silent Disco Boat! If you’re a couple who loves to dance and listen to music, then this would be the ideal option for both of you. Sailing along the Thames, the party is promised to be fun for all the family – with two storeys of great tunes and live DJ sets leading the event as you pass by some of London’s most iconic landmarks.
Visit a Rooftop Bar
Rooftop bars are all the rage in London. You’ll find them all over the city, but of course not all of them were created equal! For great views, delightful décor and stunning scenery, opt for something like the Aviary London. Here you can enjoy a few drinks and truly marvel at the city which surrounds you!
Head for a London Ball Pit
This particular option is perhaps a little off the beaten track, but that’s what makes it so much fun for couples who pride themselves on being original! Ballie Ballerson is essentially an adult ball pit – however there’s much more to it.
Here you can also have a few drinks and a dance, letting your hair down in style! We recommend anyone who wants to try something truly different gives this a try.
Take Part in the Big London Bake
Fancy yourself a baker? Then head to the Big London Bake! This is a fantastic way to show off your culinary skills in a unique competitive setting. You can compete against your other half or simply present them with what you’ve made. This is also a great option for singletons who want to spend the day having fun.
Enjoy an Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is one of London’s most treasured traditions, dating back more than a century. If you want to keep it traditional, then you’ll certainly find plentiful options for doing just that. Yet enjoying an afternoon tea can take many different forms, and lends itself to a wide range of different styles and venues. Sampling a range of teas and sweet and savoury treats, we recommend trying the Montcalm hotel afternoon tea for the perfect touch of luxury.
Does London Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Londoners certainly do celebrate Valentine’s Day. In fact, it’s one of the most popular of all the events which take place here throughout the year. Parties, special events and celebrations make up the bulk of the festivities. Some accommodation deals will also be available during this period, helping to make staying locally a little easier.
As a city with millions of inhabitants, London is always on top of the latest happenings – and Valentine’s Day celebrations are no different. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll probably find it here.
What should I do on Valentine’s Day 2020?
Valentine’s Day 2020 is filled with so many great options, each of them perfect for letting your hair down and really making the most of the celebrations. If you’re single, consider treating yourself and some friends to a party. If you’re coupled up, look for ways you can treat your partner and show how much you care.
What do couples do on Valentines?
There’s really no limit to what couples can do on Valentine’s in London. If you’re active, you can simply go for a walk around the city and take in some of its most stunning sights. If you’re more of a foodie, visit a restaurant or cafe together, and dine in style. Party animals will find plenty to keep them entertained! Of course, sometimes you simply want to book a romantic break away at a luxury hotel – this is certainly possible in London, too.