Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re over a dozen red roses and a box of chocolates, then we’re here to help. We’ve selected some things to do and places to visit in London that go beyond the dinner-for-two-in-a-crowded-restaurant cliché. Spread the love in style this 14th February.
Seeking inspiration for your Valentine’s Day card inscription? The Queen’s House Caird Library Love in the Archives exhibition features a unique collection of love letters written by men serving in the Georgian Navy.
Visit the house (and the garden) of one of the most romantic poets in history. Keats Museum, in Hampstead, is where John Keats composed “Ode to a Nightingale” to his beloved Fanny Brawne.
Discover the Hampstead Pergola and Hill Garden in Hampstead Heath. Built at the turn of the last century, the Pergola was once the scene for extravagant parties of the Lord Leverhulme. Now, overgrown with wild flowers and with amazing views of the city, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic stroll.
If you’re looking for a more energetic way to spend V-Day, The Candlelight Club is celebrating with a Valentine’s Day Ball lit by hundreds of candles, an Art Deco stage set and Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra playing the best of the Roaring Twenties.
If your plans include a trip to see a certain hotly-anticipated film this weekend, then we have the perfect accessory to complete your date night outfit. Because grey looks fabulous on everyone, not just Jamie Dornan.