Get creative this Valentine’s Day



If you are looking for a romantic destination this Valentine Day, London is the city to visit. There are plenty of romantic places to explore as a couple and things to do all around the city. Paris and Venice may be considered romantic destinations, but that does not mean that the British capital plays second fiddle.

A great place for visitors to stay on the trip would be the Lancaster Gate Hotel, London, the ideal spot to enjoy a special Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea experience.

There also are some fine Lancaster Gate restaurants in the area to try an English traditional tea experience with a twist e.g. Indian Afternoon Tea.

Some of the romantic things to enjoy as a couple in London include:

Valentine events

  • If both of you are jazz aficionados, the Jazz Café is the place to visit to hear some of the finest numbers of Nina Simone on Valentine Day.
  • Take your love to new heights and beyond by spending the evening at the Greenwich Royal Observatory for their special event ‘A Valentine’s Evening with the Stars’.
  • Get creative together and learn the art of making chocolate truffles with your better half at the Mercato Metropolitano on 11 February.
  • If there is any love tale that is immortal it is Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet. Watch the recreated version on Valentine Day is the plush and comfy Rivoli Ballroom.

Enjoy a fabulous Valentine special meal

  • There is no dearth of classy restaurants in London, so make the most of them and book a fine romantic candlelit dinner at any of the upscale eateries in the city. Make sure to book in advance to stand a chance of finding a table.
  • Fancy something different perhaps along the Thames River! If so, book an afternoon tea or dinner cruise with City Cruises along the Thames River. Enjoy the company of each other in a romantic ambience, fantastic food and wine and the amazing city skyline as a backdrop.
  • If this is the first time you are meeting, make your first date memorable and break the ice at one of the quirkier eateries or popups around the city.
  • If you want to do it celebrity style and do not mind dipping deep into your wallet, book a meal at a Michelin-starred high-end restaurant in one of the classier neighbourhoods of the city.
  • Spending a romantic evening in a traditional English pub would definitely be a swell way to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. Select any of the traditional pubs in town like the Ye Olde Mitre in Holborn or perhaps Charles Dickens usual haunt The Lamb & Flag to wine and dine in a historic setting. With a nice warm fire crackling in the hearth, sumptuous British food and drinks flowing freely, all of which are enough to make some wonderful memories to cherish for long.

However, ensure that you make your reservations well in advance because most of the popular cafes, pubs and restaurants will be packed to the rafters on Valentine’s Day!