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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

  • See Carmen, one of the most popular operas of all time, as Bizet’s classic returns to the London Coliseum. 29 Jan-27 Feb
  • Or hear Andrea L. rock her violin at 1901 Arts Club as part of Elysian Music Festival. 13 Feb
  • Let Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra teleport you to 1920s as they perform during their Swing Valentine Special at The Paris Grill. 14 Feb
  • You don’t have to go to France to catch a Valentine in Paris, just head to the Royal Festival Hall instead. 14 Feb
  • Tune into love-themed classical tunes from the likes of Chopin, Verdi and romantic films, as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present Orchestral Valentines at Cadogan Hall. 14 Feb
  • Put some rock 'n' roll into Valentine’s Day with The Godfathers' Saint Valentine's Day Massacre at Dingwalls in Camden. 14 Feb
  • Catch more of London's many concerts on and around Valentine's Day.

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.

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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