Valentine’s Day in London 2014

Valentine’s Day, the day of love, roses, heart-shaped chocolates, gift exchange, and candlelight dinners, is around the corner! Some say Valentine’s Day is the epitome of cheesiness. So why not skip the usual candlelight dinner this time around and try something unusual. If you’ve been stuck by Cupid’s arrow, chances are that you must be looking for places in London to spend this day of love with the one you love. But not just for the love-struck, London offers a lot for even those who’re lone or lovelorn. So whether you want to wear your heart on your sleeves or revel in your singlehood, here is our Valentine’s Day Guide that’ll get your heart racing.

Where to Spend Romantic Time Together?

Little Venice
This is a perfect romantic escape if you want to spend some time along the canal. The place is lined with pretty waterways, restaurants, canal boats, cafes, and boats adorned with flowers. Robert Browning coined the term Little Venice for this place, where Regent’s Canal meets Grand Union Canal. There is a nice theatre pub, the Canal Café Theatre where you can enjoy a glass of wine together and then head up into the theatre for regular shows. Having a giggle is not a bad way to end your Valentine’s Day. Alternatively, you can enjoy a water-side walk along with canal route north-east for 2.5 miles and you’ll reach Camden where you can explore the markets (but keep a watch on your pocket).

Primrose Hill
If you’re looking for a green patch to lay that picnic rug, Primrose Hill is the right place. This hilly park boasts magnificent views of London, especially when the night falls. Take in the beautiful scenery and climb the steep slopes hand-in-hand. If you’re lucky and the weather is bright and sunny, why not take a kite. Or just enjoy a winter picnic with a glass of bubbly, mittens, and a hat. This place has become quite popular among the young but don’t let this put you off. Just be ahead of time and find a nice spot for you two.


Valentines Mansion & Gardens
It’s a complete romantic day trip in itself. This recently renovated 17th century brick country house boasts breath-taking Georgian rooms with views of the surrounding lush green parkland. The grounds boast a stunning Victorian rose garden perfect for a stroll, a beautiful canal, a dovecote, and some rococo grottoes. From open-air theatre and farmer markets to exhibitions of contemporary art collections, the garden plays host to many events. There will be a Farmer’s Market on 23rdand a free event Love Yourself at Valentines on 16th Feb. Spend a day of pure indulgence! Entry is free.Leaf through the many stalls and get some interesting gift ideas too. Relax and treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, massage, meditation, and more. Treatments will be charged.

For more romantic places, check out this video and find your special Valentine’s Day spot.

Alternative Romantic Things To Do in London

A Chocolate Tour of the Capital
Everybody likes chocolates but some just love it. If your partner is one of those, why not take them on a chocolate tour of the city. Be your own guide!Take your other half to Artisan du Chocolat to make them feel like a kid in the candy shop. Seasonal treats for Halloween and Valentines, buttons flavoured with dried fruits, diet chocolates made of almond milk, what else do you want? After a few chocolate-infused hours here, head to the Choccywoccydoodah. You’ll love the phantasmagorical cakes but that’s not all. There is a huge variety of chocolates too. If you really want to freak out your loved one, purchase the 2.8kg giant chocolate skull with flowers for £100. However, if your idea of a chocolate tour also includes making it, Mélange is the place to be.

For Your Eyes Only Photo Shoot
Sorry boys! It’s for ladies only. When was the last time you looked into the mirror and felt amazing to be you?Experience a makeover and enjoy a boudoir photo-shoot at FYEO, designed to make you feel fabulous and look amazing. There will be female photographers and make-up artists, so expose your sensuality as much as you want. These professionals know the drill and give full direction for different poses. Who says you have to be skinny to look sexy? You’ll receive a digital copy of portraits you’ll fall in love with. The ideal Valentine’s Day for you or your someone special!

Pamper Your Love
How about giving a rejuvenating experience to your loved one, who is trapped in daily household chores, deadlines, meetings, phone calls, and kids? Take your loved one to a London Spa, Aveda Institute or Ajala Spa in particular. Aveda offers refreshing treatments at reasonable prices. However, if you’re keen to spend a little more, head into Ajala Spa at Grange St Paul’s or Espa Life Spa at Corinthia hotel. Enjoy an invigorating steam bath together or a massage to relax your weary muscles. The experience will turn out to be even better since you’ll be together.

Amazing Valentine’s Day Events

Evening with the Stars - Royal Observatory, Greenwich
On 14th Feb, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is hosting a special event for lovebirds called, Valentine’s Evening with the Stars. Enjoy the breathtakingly romantic sights of the glittering night sky at the Planetarium. It would be a welcome surprise to the same old candle light dinners. It’s a chance to spend time at the Prime Meridian, the line that divides the earth into two equal parts, look through an 18-tonne Victorian telescope for stargazing, and of course enjoy a glass of bubbly to complete the experience. Take her to a journey of the Universe and sweep her off her feet!

  • Dates: 14 February 2014
  • Times: 17.30–19.30, 18.50–20.50
  • Admission: £28

Valentine’s Day Cruises
London is almost synonymous with Thames. The river has been with London from the very beginning like an eternal lover. And what can be a more romantic place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a Thames cruise.The Bateaux London cruiser offers a perfect opportunity to make your partner feel special. Book the Valentine’s Day Symphony Main Window and celebrate your togetherness in an amorous ambience. Enjoy the panorama of London from a different angle from the Thames. Great food, great sights, live entertainment, and the company of your beloved, what else do you need to spend this excellent day in an excellent way.


Comedy Carnival Valentine’s Day Show
What better than a gift of laughter? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Comedy Carnival is ready with some giggling acts by London’s top comedians. It’s the best way to impress your loved one. Valentine’s Day dinner package is designed to offer the most treasured experience, combining comedy and romance. Last year’s line-up featured Kerry Godliman, Sean Collins (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow star), and John Moloney. So you expect to roll on the floor laughing. Enjoy a bottle of bubbly along with a giggling show and have the best Valentine’s Day ever. The package costs around £50 per person.

Room for Romance Hotel Breaks

Grange Hotels Valentine’s Day Package – Romance is in the Air
If something can help ripe the evening with romance, it has to be a romantic hotel suite in London. And Grange hotels in London have many luxuriously appointed suites, ideal for the day of love. Imagine staying in a lavish superior room and enjoying a bottle of pink champagne together and a three course candle light dinner. After a romantic night, enjoy a delicious full English breakfast to kick off your day. Little extras like afresh long stem and a box of chocolate will add to the day. Grange hotels are offering all this starting from just £261.60.Grange St Paul’s, Grange Tower Bridge, Grange City and Grange Holborn Hotel are offering 30-minutes Ajala Spa massage per person per stay to wear off your tiredness and leave you with a relaxing body, mind, and soul. If you plan to stay a little longer, a complementary late check-out at 14:00h is also available. The prices for different hotels are listed below:

  • Grange St. Pauls - £285.60 for 14 Feb 2014
  • Grange Tower Bridge Hotel - £261.60 for 21 Feb 2014
  • Grange City Hotel - £273.60 for 21 Feb 2014
  • Grange Holborn Hotel - £261.60 for 16 Feb 2014
  • Grange White Hall Hotel - £153.60 for 16 Feb 2014
  • Grange Fitzrovia Hotel - £153.60 for 16 Feb 2014
  • Grange Blooms Hotel - £153.60 for 16 Feb 2014
  • Grange Langham Court Hotel - £165.60 for 16 Feb 2014
  • Grange Rochester Hotel - £153.60 for 23 Feb 2014
  • Grange Strathmore Hotel - £165.60 for 16 Feb 2014
  • The Beauchamp - £153.60 for 23 Feb 2014
  • Grange Bracknell Hotel - £129.60 for 14 Feb 2014

Offer is subject to availability, terms, and conditions. So make sure to book ahead of time!

Romantically at 41 Hotel
When was the last time you devoted 24 hours to your partner? When was the last time you left love notes on the bathroom mirror? May be it’s time to rekindle the fire of romance between you two. And 41 Hotel from the Red Carnation Collection brings up a special romance package to do just that! The red rose on arrival will set the mood for the day. Recall the special moments or plan the future in the stylish surroundings of a luxuriously appointed room or suite. Share a bubble bath with your love and wake up with them to a leisurely full English breakfast. Choose from a range of extras including chocolates, champagne, flowers, strawberries, candles, caviar, and a lot more. Prices for this package start from just £328.80 per room per night and the offer is valid throughout 2014. So you can plan this romantic getaway anytime in February and not necessarily on 14th. But a minimum stay of two nights apply so plan accordingly.

With so much to see and do, there’s no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than London city. If you’re thinking of a romantic getaway, allow London to whisk you away!.
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