Swoon-worthy things to do on Valentine’s Day in London

Get ready to impress when Cupid lets his arrow fly on 14 February.

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If you’re looking to pull out all the stops this Valentine’s Day, England’s vibrant capital city is the place to do it.

You’ll find restaurants offering gourmet, love-inspired spreads from dawn until dusk and adrenaline-fuelled activities for two all over central London and its suburbs.

Here are just a few ideas to get the romantic inspiration flowing.

Valentine’s Day in London restaurants

Cinnamon Kitchen: Three-Course Meal with a Signature Cocktail for Two

Cinnamon Kitchen: Three-Course Meal with a Signature Cocktail for Two from Buyagift

Cinnamon Kitchen is on the cusp of winning a Michelin star for its unique Indian gastronomy, so it’s worth securing your table now before they get booked up.

  • Price: £59 for two

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Searcys at The Gherkin: Three-Course Meal with Cocktails for Two

Searcys at The Gherkin: Three-Course Meal with Cocktails for Two from Buyagift

Dine in true luxury with your loved one in one of London’s most iconic buildings all while enjoying panoramic views over the city.

  • Price: £129 for two

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Mac and Wild: Two Courses with Fizz and Shooting Range for Two

Mac and Wild: Two Courses with Fizz and Shooting Range for Two from Red Letter Days

Sample the culinary delights of the Scottish Highlands without leaving central London. Expect haggis, smoked salmon and whisky to all make an appearance during the night.

  • Price: £60 for two

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Coq d’Argent: Three-Course Alpine Brunch for Two

Coq d’Argent: Three-Course Alpine Brunch for Two from Virgin Experience Days

Who said cheese fondue was just for the snowy slopes? At Coq d’Argent, you can enjoy a bowl of sumptuous melted cheese with your loved one – and all before midday.

  • Price: £76 for two

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The Terrace on Piccadilly: Free-Flowing Prosecco with Three-Course Meal for Two

The Terrace on Piccadilly: Free-Flowing Prosecco with Three-Course Meal for Two from Virgin Experience Days

Toast your loved one with unlimited prosecco for two hours while watching the world go by in busy Piccadilly Circus.

  • Price: £70 for two

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Pho & Bun: Vietnamese Four-Course Meal with Wine for Two

Pho & Bun: Vietnamese Four-Course Meal with Wine for Two from Buyagift

Foodie couples will love delving into the world of Vietnamese cuisine. Using only the freshest of ingredients, expect a steaming bowl of fragrant noodles, summer rolls bursting with coriander and intriguing fusion bao buns.

  • Price: £49 for two

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The Montcalm Marble Arch: Two-Course Lunch with Prosecco for Two

The Montcalm Marble Arch: Two-Course Lunch with Prosecco for Two from Red Letter Days

Modern, classy and lip-smackingly delicious are the words that sum up lunch at The Montcalm. Sitting just moments away from Hyde Park and Bond Street, you can even indulge in a little post-lunch shopping.

  • Price: £39 for two

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Three-Course Meal with Prosecco and Thames Sightseeing Cruise for Two

Three-Course Meal with Prosecco and Thames Sightseeing Cruise for Two from Virgin Experience Days

Sail away from Victoria Embankment and enjoy a tasty three-course meal while Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye float past your window.

  • Price: £70 for two

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Valentine’s Day in London: Ideas and activities

Two-Course Brunch with Bottomless Cocktails and Burlesque Show at Proud Embankment

Two-Course Brunch with Bottomless Cocktails and Burlesque Show at Proud Embankment from Red Letter Days

Sip away on delectable and, more importantly, unlimited cocktails, while delighting the eyes with a colourful and somewhat risque dance show. Shows are available on Saturday nights only, so you can save the celebrations for Valentine’s weekend.

  • Price: £40 for two

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Tropical Cocktail Masterclass for Two at Laki Kane

Tropical Cocktail Masterclass for Two at Laki Kane from Virgin Experience Days

The sun might not be shining outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite beachside cocktails. Spend your Saturday evening on Valentine’s weekend learning how to make a myriad of rum-based drinks and go home with a handy cocktail recipe book.

  • Price: £35 for two

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter from Expedia

Any couple with a love for the world of witchcraft and wizardry in common can celebrate Valentine’s Day at the iconic Warner Brothers Studio. Check out the knight bus and flying car props and toast your love over a glass of butterbeer.

  • Price: £84 per person

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Sushi Making Class with YO! for Two

Sushi Making Class with YO! for Two from Red Letter Days

Instead of splashing out on a sushi lunch every week, learn how to make it for yourself in this sushi masterclass. Perfect your sashimi slicing skills, nigiri rolling skills and take home your very own sushi rolling mat.

  • Price: £50 for two

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Luxury Wine, Champagne and Port Tasting paired with Cheese and Truffles

Luxury Wine, Champagne and Port Tasting paired with Cheese and Truffles from Virgin Experience Days

Test your taste buds with a selection of top-end red, white and sparkling wines, carefully paired with only the finest of English cheese and chocolate truffles. This experience is only available on Saturday nights, so you can spend Sunday nursing your wine-over.

  • Price: £79 for two

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Blissful Spa Day for Two with 25-Minute Treatment

Blissful Spa Day for Two with 25-Minute Treatment from Red Letter Days

Get pampered this Valentine’s Day with a visit to these spa facilities. Choose either a couples massage or a facial before heading to the sauna and steam room for the ultimate day of relaxation.

  • Price: £55 for two

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Supercar Driving Experience – Ferrari, Lambo or Aston Martin

Supercar Driving Experience – Ferrari, Lambo or Aston Martin from Wowcher

Find your need for speed on the race track with an adrenaline-fuelled supercar experience. Choose from a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Ariel Atom, Audi R8, Lamborghini, Nissan GTR, Porsche or a selection of the above.

  • Price: Starts from £29 for one person in one car

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Craft and Distil Your Own Gin with Tasting and Cocktails at 58 Gin School

Craft and Distil Your Own Gin with Tasting and Cocktails at 58 Gin School from Virgin Experience Days

Take a three-hour, hands-on workshop at this highly-revered gin shop. Learn about the history of gin distilling, sample signature cocktails and create your own concoction to take home.

  • Price: £120 per person

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Chocolate Afternoon Tea and Prosecco for Two at 4-star Grande Royale

Chocolate Afternoon Tea and Prosecco for Two at 4-star Grande Royale from Wowcher

Satiate that sweet tooth with an afternoon tea dedicated to all things chocolate, including chocolate finger sandwiches and even cacao tea.

  • Price: £23 for two

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Valentine’s Day in London hotels and packages

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch from Expedia

Situated in London’s eastern suburbs, Nobu Hotel’s stylish interior fits its hipster environment. High prices are justified by its spacious rooms, private balconies and fully serviced spa, the Nobu Wellness Centre.

  • Price: Starts from £150 for one night in a deluxe double room

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Stalls or Dress Circle Theatre Show and 4-Star London Hotel Break for Two

Stalls or Dress Circle Theatre Show and 4-Star London Hotel Break for Two from Buyagift

Combine your trip to London’s West End with a stopover in a 4-star London hotel. Choose from world-class theatre shows such as Wicked, School of Rock and Mousetrap.

  • Price: £399 for two

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Overnight Stay with Dinner for Two at The Cranley Hotel

Overnight Stay with Dinner for Two at The Cranley Hotel from Buyagift

Housed in a Georgian townhouse on one of London’s whitewashed, tree-lined streets, a stay in The Cranley Hotel takes treating yourself to a whole new level.

  • Price: £195 for two

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Sunday Night Break with The View from The Shard for Two

Sunday Night Break with The View from The Shard for Two from Virgin Experience Days

Swap your weekly Sunday roast for a trip to the top of The Shard and a night at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars nearby to woo your partner that little bit more.

  • Price: £144 for two

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