7 Ideas for the Best Valentine’s Day Date in London


As the quote says, there’s no time to be bored in London. Those who find themselves in London on Valentine’s day can explore the city’s beautiful attractions and choose among countless amusing activities. However, if you’re still thinking about how to arrange an unforgettable date for Valentine’s day, we may help you with a few suggestions. 

  • Plan a romantic dinner 

London is one of the top spots for those who want a classical romantic experience for Valentine’s day. Book a table for two in some of London’s many restaurants with an exquisite gastronomic offer and pleasant ambiance. For instance, if you want to enjoy a romantic day or night out consider going to one of London’s most romantic restaurants. Those lovebirds who want to keep their heads up in the clouds could enjoy dining in London’s highest public garden. Sky Garden has two restaurants and two bars to choose from while admiring the magnificent view. Londoners are spoilt when they have over 50 popular rooftop bars, click here to view them.

  • Enjoy a great show

If you and your significant other enjoy shows and theatre, London has an excellent list for this year’s Valentine’s day. At Her Majesty’s Theatre, you can see one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals – The Phantom of the Opera. Alternatively,  fairytale lovers can enjoy Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. You can celebrate love with the most famous couple in history at The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet or sympathise with Emily Bronte’s emotional life story in Wuthering Heights at the National Theatre.

  • Enjoy Valentine’s day afternoon tea 

Simple afternoon tea can be a great way to spend your Valentine’s day. Depending on your budget, you can choose from some of the more modest restaurants to enjoy your cuppa, or treat yourself with an experience fit for a royal. One of the most beautiful and budget-friendly places for afternoon tea is the Wolseley. It has a reputation as one of London’s most respected restaurants. Those who want to enjoy the Ritz’s pastry artistry will have to pay a little extra. The Ritz will definitely give you a high-end experience with its astonishing interior and impeccable service.

  • Surprise your partner with an anti-Valentine’s day murder mystery dinner

If you’re one of those who think rose petals, champagne, and chocolate are too much of a cliche, or you simply have a taste for setting up peculiar dates, surprise your partner with the murder mystery dinner. For the cost of a three-course dinner, you can turn into Sherlock Holmes or Poirot for a few hours and give your partner something to ponder over while the mystery plot thickens. Murder mystery dinners are a fun, engaging, and unexpected way of spending your Valentine’s day, and they will probably become one of the most memorable dates you have ever set up. 

For those who prefer staying indoors, Valentine’s day can be as fun. Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy your Valentine’s day date at home:

  • A movie night 

A movie and a pile of buttery popcorn are foolproof date option. However, sometimes finding a suitable film can last longer than the movie itself, and it often includes a whole debate on whose choice is better. If you’re one of those couples struggling with picking a movie, you can find online quizzes or flowcharts like the one from ExpressVPN’s piece on best movies for Valentine’s day and get a movie suggestion based on your preferences. This saves you the time of scrolling through endless movie lists and reading long and tiring reviews. 

  • Cooking competition date night

Those who consider bursts of laughter and fun to be the main course on their Valentine’s day menu could face their partners in a cooking competition. The rules are simple – you have 15 minutes to buy ingredients your partner can use in their cooking. Make sure to go crazy with the ingredients for extra fun. Each of you has 30 minutes to create and present a unique dish and give it an appropriate name. Photograph everything and send it to your friends for ratings and comments. 

  • Picnic in the living room 

Don’t let cold February days spoil your picnic ideas. If the weather doesn’t understand love, and you can’t enjoy nibbling on a blanket in Hyde park, move your picnic inside. Valentine’s day is an excellent opportunity to peek into one of those famous Fortnum & Mason hampers and spoil yourself and your significant other with chocolate pralines, sparkling wine, or truffled cheddar on crackers. Spread the blanket in the middle of your living room, take out old board games, put on your favourite music, and enjoy the feast. 

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s day or not, use these ideas to spend some quality time with your significant other. Regardless of how busy you are, remember to find a minute in your day to call someone who needs to hear you love them.