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Valentine’s Day ideas 2020 in London

Celebrate Valentine's Day in London. Image courtesy of City Cruises.
Find Valentine's Day ideas for the most loved-up day of the year, from stunning panoramic views, to Valentine's Day restaurants, romantic activities and after-dark events. Read More


Discover London’s romantic side with that special someone on and around 14 February, with our guide to romantic and quirky things to do for Valentine’s Day 2020 in London.

From Valentine’s Day dinners and champagne with a view, to exquisite flower festivals and adventures for two, impress your date with a romantic getaway to London this Valentine’s Day.

Dine at top Valentine's Day restaurants in London

Indulge in Valentine's Day afternoon teas

Enjoy a Valentine's Day concert in London

Cool places to go on Valentine's Day in London

  • Enjoy one of London’s most romantic theatre shows or West End musicals together.
  • Explore behind the scenes of Harry Potter's wizarding world at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
  • Make it a classic night at the movies for under a tenner per person at the Vue West End cinema.
  • Spend the day on an exciting London tour, finding romantic spots in London along the way.
  • Illuminate this magical day of love further as you wander the trails of Lightopia Festival hand in hand. 22 Jan-1 Mar
  • Lose yourself among hundreds of colourful flowers at the annual Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens. 8 Feb-8 Mar
  • Prep a box of tissues for The Notebook (12 Feb) and Romeo and Juliet (14 Feb) screenings at the cosy, old-school Rivoli Ballroom pop-up cinema.
  • Treat your special person to one of London’s most romantic shows, Pretty Woman – as it kicks off in February. 13 Feb-2 Jan 2021
  • Study three versions of the famous Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I together for the first time with Faces of a Queen at the Queen's House. From 13 Feb
  • Pick out a beautiful bunch of flowers at Columbia Road Flower Market on 16 February.
  • Wander around museum galleries after dark with a glass of wine in hand at a museum late.
  • Whisper “I love you” in St Paul’s Cathedral's Whispering Gallery.
  • Visit Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other royal couples before them.
  • Watch a classic movie or the latest blockbuster in a unique cinema.
  • Treat them to a spontaneous day trip to Paris, so you can celebrate in both cities.

Fun Valentine's Day workshops for two

  • Bond over a Giant Arm Knitting class at Tea and Crafting Covent Garden, where you can create a giant blanket that's perfect for snuggling under on movie nights! 4 and 22 Feb
  • Learn how to roll sushi and mix cocktails at masterclasses on Valentine’s weekend at Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay – do it together or surprise your one and only with your skills back home. Every Sunday
  • Paint your own Picasso-inspired canvas as you sip on wine, nibble at a cheese board and enjoy a soothing creative evening at Hampstead School of Art. 14 Feb
  • Impress your date with smooth moves at a fiery Tango Class at the Tango Academy, Covent Garden. 14 Feb
  • How about Cooking with Cupid? Join a Valentine's Day cooking class with bottomless booze, a dinner and heaps of atmosphere at The Avenue Cookery School. 14 Feb
  • Stolen someone's heart? Learn how to preserve it at The British Academy of Taxidermy’s Heart in a Jar class. 16 Feb

Quirky things to do on Valentine’s Day in London

Take in romantic views of London

Valentine’s Day ideas in London for the adventurous

Go on a Valentine's getaway to London

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