Searching for something romantic to do in the local area this Valentine’s Day? This day means different things to different people, and there is something to suit everyone in West London. Perhaps you’re spending it with the girls, and are determined to enjoy a fun Galentine’s day celebrating treasured friendships rather than relationships.
Maybe you’re totally loved-up and want to show your significant other a romantic day to remember, or there’s someone you want to sweep off their feet and show them how you feel. Either way, there’s plenty of things you can get up to here on 14th February – whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a cynic of anything heart-shaped.
1. Watch a Film
What’s better than getting cosy with your loved one or even your besties and sitting down to enjoy a film? Plus, there’s plenty to choose from – including romantic comedies, coming-of-age dramas, even anti-valentines psychological thrillers for those who want to try something different. In fact, there are so many that it’s very likely that you and your pals or your partner may well end up in a bit of a squabble about what to watch. But worry not, streaming experts and cupid’s helper, ExpressVPN, has released an infographic for Valentine’s Day that tells you exactly what film to watch – depending on your personality, from the weird and wonderful to the classic romantic.
2. Eat a Love Heart-shaped Pizza
Yep, you read that right. The guys over at Crazy Pizza in Marylebone have launched a brand-new dish for Valentine’s Day and it’s in the shape of a heart. Oh, and covered in Nutella. As well as this, you can take your pick from wine offers, free puddings and even pizza making classes for the little ones. On Valentine’s Day itself, the pizza chain will also be opening its doors and offering cocktails, music, entertainment and more!
3. Enjoy a Couple’s Massage
From full-body massages carried out by an expert to those that can be done yourself, there are plenty of London spas offering a romantic retreat this February. Go all out and arrange a date that will be remembered for a lifetime or reignite that spark with a relaxing and calming experience. Many are even offering champagne afternoon tea to go with it and, at Cloud Twelve in Notting Hill, you even get a special gift to take home.
4. Make Cocktails with Bae
Do you know what’s better than drinking cocktails in a bar? Making cocktails in a bar. Grab all the girls for a Galentine’s treat or organise the perfect day date with your other half. For this Valentine’s Day only, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is inviting you to enjoy romantic activities and masterclasses if you’re willing to travel a bit. Each ticket gives you the chance to make 3 different cocktails, over the period of 90 minutes, and you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the botanical glasshouse. Well worth the trip!
5. Take to the Waters on a Romantic Cruise
If staring into someone else’s eyes over dinner makes you go weak at the knees – for all the wrong reasons – then this activity is for you. On 12th February, a Valentine’s boat party will be sailing up and down the Thames. Expect great music, even better drinks and the chance to really let your hair down. Upon arrival, all ladies will be handed a rose and some chocolates. And don’t be sad when the cruise ends as there’s an after-party that everyone’s invited to!