Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day? These are our pick of the best romantic spots to spend the holiday.
1. BOOK INTO A DINING EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a Valentine's Day Dinner with the original Greek spirit Metaxa at London's finest purveyor of organic and specialty Greek artisan products Oliveology, on the 14th February.
Nestled in the heart of Bermondsey, celebrate the most romantic day of the year sipping on a delicious Metaxa Mediterranean Highball cocktail, whilst tucking into a five course menu created by Oliveology chef and anthropologist Lida Pappamatthiaki. Focusing on traditional Greek flavours and the five senses, and inspired by Lida's home of Crete and Metaxa's unique tastes of Samos Muscat wines, aged wine distillates and Mediterranean botanicals - this is guaranteed to bring the perfect touch of sweet and spice to your Valentine's Day.
The Valentine's Day Dinner Experience at Oliveology will be available for £50pp at 7.30pm at Oliveology's Bermondsey location in Spa Terminus.
2. TAKE IN THE EXHIBITS AT THE NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Natural History Museum will be hosting its first-ever Valentine's event. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in truly memorable style in the spectacular Hintze Hall, beneath Hope the Blue Whale. Pick your favourite from a range of films, from the romantic to the rebellious: The Notebook, Pretty Woman, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Thelma and Louise, A Star is Born and Love Actually. Guests will receive complimentary popcorn and free entry to the Museum’s blockbuster exhibition ‘Life in the Dark’, an immersive exploration into nature’s dark side.
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD
3. VISIT ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
There’s a reason this French restaurant is continuously voted the most romantic restaurant in London. With a glass roof showing off a starry night sky and enough twinkly lights and greenery to make you feel like you’re eating in a fairy kingdom, it’s not surprising that a meal at Clos Maggiore often ends with an engagement ring.
Close Maggiore, 33 King St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD
4. INDULGE IN A HEAVENLY HOT CHOCOLATE
Hotel Chocolate is the ultimate chocolate treat, and also a sweet haven on the High Street. If you enjoy the occasional hot chocolate, then why not learn how to make your own. The wonderful team will take your tastebuds on a decadent journey with their new Velvetiser hot chocolate machine.
'We spent months working alongside Dualit to adapt their patented technology to create a simple-to-use kitchen-countertop system. Forget watery quick-fixes or saccharine disappointments, the Velvetiser delivers our café-quality hot chocolate at home with zero waste, zero fuss and zero mess,' say Hotel Chocolat.
Hotel Chocolat, hotelchocolat.com (opens in new tab)
5. SHARE AN OYSTER
Tucked just off Regent Street Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill is the foodie haven of Swallow Street. This iconic oyster and champagne destination is a fail-safe choice for a very special evening. With perfect sharing options such as the Royal Platter for two, with the specials running until Sunday.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, 11-15 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4DG
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