If you and your lover are stuck for what to do on Valentine’s Day then this post is perfect for you. It isn’t until you get into a relationship when the sudden realisation of ‘what shall we do for Valentine’s Day?’ hits you.
If you’re like me and screw your nose up at the thought of the cringest day on Earth, I have narrowed down some ideas how you can celebrate the day without a ridiculous amount of cringe.
GO OUT FOR DINNER
Going out for dinner is the ‘stereotypical‘ Valentine’s date, but that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with it. It provides great opportunities for conversation as well as trying new foods, also giving you the advantage of being able to dress up for the occasion.
GO TO A BAR
Visiting a bar for a few drinks is always a good place to have a chat and relax. You can even have a few cocktails or maybe take a masterclass together! Similarity to going out for dinner, it gives you the advantage of being able to dress up.
If the fancy stuff is not up your street but you want to do something a bit more energetic then going bowling is a great idea. It allows some serious competition and provides a less serious atmosphere to celebrate the day.
TAKE A TRIP TO THE CINEMA
Watching a movie is a classic Valentine’s date, especially if you are on a date. Going to your classic Cineworld or Vue can be a bit boring so I’ve found a few cinemas that have a twist: Electric Cinema // Backyard Cinema.
HAVE A NIGHT IN
Having a night in is what I resort to. There is something about ordering a take away, putting on your favourite TV show and just relaxing that you cannot beat. Saves you money and avoids the hustle and bustle from the restaurant-valentine’s experience.
There are so many exciting things going on in London for Valentine’s this year. Time Out have a list of the events so be sure to take a look and book before they sell out!
If the events aren’t your cuppa tea, then you can always combine the going out for dinner or going to a bar idea in London. Some cool places to consider going are: Radio Rooftop Bar // Adventure Bar // One Aldwych // The Alchemist // Bob Bob Ricard // The Connaught.
Sight-seeing is a big factor to London so going on the London Eye, The Shard, visiting a museum or gallery is a great idea too.
GO ICE SKATING
Going ice skating is always classed as romantic…until you fall over and end up in a heap on the floor. If you fancy getting your skates on then some rinks that are worth the visit are: Alexandra Palace // Canary Wharf Ice Skating.
PLAYING CRAZY GOLF
Crazy golf is a great idea for some competitive fun this Valentine’s. There are a wide variety of different courses over the UK but my favourites are: Swingers // Globalls (Brighton) // Junkyard Golf.
If you don’t fancy going out for dinner then afternoon tea is a great alternative. Scattered around locally are some lovely classic teas, but if you head into London you can find some quirky themed ones. Some recommendations are: Dalloway Terence // The Dorchester // Sketch // Alice in Wonderland Themed // Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Themed // Bus Tour Tea.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?