Top five things to do on Valentine’s Day in London

quirky valentines date ideas in London

Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day are just around the corner and we’ve found our top five things to do on Valentine’s Day in London. Have you got your plans sorted yet?

Whether you’re spending it with your friends, your significant other, or just with your own company, we’ve discovered some great ideas to help your planning!

1. Kick back and relax at a Posh Cinema 

Elevate your cinema experience at one of many Everyman venues. Located in some of London’s iconic buildings, you may be in such awe of the venue itself that you forget to go in and watch the film!

You can get anything from a glass of wine to a burger delivered directly to your extra comfy seat making it a perfect date night option for those who love a mix of luxury and comfort!

Price: Around £13-£20 per person (excluding food/drink), ranges depending on movie and time

Location: 14 locations in Greater London


Top Tip: If you’re indecisive about which location to try, the Screen on the Green location in Islington is our favourite.

2. Enter a hidden world

“Will you beat the villain or become one?” This immersive escape experience is quite the quirky date night. Enter a hidden world as you descend into the dark underbelly of international crime and prepare yourselves to face The Drop!

Interact with your partner to solve puzzles in the hidden world. Make sure to book early as these tickets are highly limited and the run may end by 27 February.

Price: £39.95 per adult

Location: Aldgate


Top Tip: There’s a valentine’s special running with a free mini bottle of prosecco, or celebrate a day late because tickets are 30% off on Tuesdays!

3. Get outdoors and explore London

This quirky date activity will allow you to discover some of London’s quirkier locations with your Valentine or Galentine. Not only will you get your daily steps in, playing Colombia’s Finest, but you’ll also have loads of fun embracing your inner detective to try and solve the mystery.

Will you and your date identify the criminals before the clock runs out?

The perfect way to get outdoors for some quality time!

Price: £15 per adult

Location: Starts close to Blackfriars station


Top Tip: If you’re on the Hunt for singles events in Central London check our StreetHunt social events through our meetup group here. The perfect way to meet people who love trying new experiences.

To hear what players think check out our recent press from Southwark News and Time & Leisure Magazine

4. Sharpen your skills with a cooking lesson


Explore, attempt, or master a dish with your partner this Valentine’s. Greenwich Pantry have classes on making all types of food from sushi to pastries, and even on knife skills! This is a lovely way to bond, learn some new skills and enjoy your delicious creations afterwards!

Price: Ranges depending on the type of class, around £65-£75 per person

Location: Greenwich or Lewisham kitchens


Top Tip: Buy a gift voucher for your Valentine and pick a class together.

Players solving clues and visiting quirky locations in London

5. Order in cocktails kits at home

You and your partner can become mixologists for the night. With hand-packed kits from The Blind Badger Cocktail Company – all your ingredients are fresh and high-quality. You’ll also get a keepsake card so that you can do it all over again – you know you’ll want to!

Price: From £26.95 for a kit for two with free shipping

Location: UK delivery available (ex NI)


Top Tip: Mocktails are also available for teetotallers – pimp up your punch! Buy a personalised gift card made from seeded paper that can be planted to grow into a mini wild meadow garden.

We’d love to hear what you think of our top things to do on Valentine’s day in London, or if you’ve got others you think should be added to the list. Which one are you going to get booked in?

To find out more about Colombia’s Finest follow these links.