Spend Valentine's Day in London

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Date: Friday, 14 February 2014

There's only one place in the UK to be this Valentine's Day, and it's London Town. Our fantastic capital city is home to more romantic attractions than anywhere else in the country, and if you're lacking inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started.

Remember - the big day is just over a month away, so it's worth planning and booking now to ensure everything is perfect for that special someone. Book into The Rubens at the Palace with the Rediscover Romance package and enjoy a bottle of pink Champagne on arrival, plus chocolate-dipped strawberries in your room.

Valentine's Evening with the Stars

The most romantic day of the year isn't complete without a great view, and The Royal Observatory is offering one of the best. Besotted beaus can stargaze together through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope, soaking up the atmosphere and drinking in the view. There are some incredibly breathtaking sights of the night sky to enjoy - you'll almost forget you're on earth.

Late Night Keats

Few people could be considered more romantic than the swooning poet John Keats, who courted his beloved "Bright Star" Fanny Brawne in the rooms of Keats House in Hampstead. Head there for an intimate experience at this adults-only late event, which features a torch-lit tour of the stunning venue and pop-up readings and workshops to help inspire the inner romantic.

Love Nest Valentine's Ball

The Old Vic will be rustling up some prime entertainment for the romantics out there in time for February 14th, with its Love Nest Valentine's Ball taking pride of place in its programme this year. Attendees can expect live bands, tandem bike rides and a host of interactive theatre lasting until the 16th - perfect if you can't make the actual day itself.