5 Valentines Day Ideas in London whether you love it or loathe it

Food & Drink

Whether you’re in search of a sexy overnight stay, some Beyonce themed self-love or an unrivalled Chateaubriand experience for you, your partner (and your pooch) this Valentine’s Day, read on for some memorable experiences to help celebrate the occasion…

THE HOOK UP AT THE STANDARD

A sexy overnight stay

The Standard, London is turning the heat up a notch, with a spicy room package available for this Valentine’s Day. Arrive at the jewel in the heart of Kings Cross and head up to their Cosy Core, Junior Suite or even hit The Suite Spot and start the evening off with a bottle of bubbles. The perfect kick start before playing the in-room couples card game ‘Let’s Drink To That,’ for a let loose night of dare’s, do’s and drinks. Let the evening take you away and finish by treating your partner to a massage using The Standard’s very own massage oil. ‘From £285 and is valid from Wednesday, 9th February until Wednesday, 16th February 2022.

GAUCHO

An unrivalled Chateaubriand experience, an all singing, all dancing brunch, a Valentine’s themed doggy Sunday lunch, and a rom-com classic in Fitzrovia

Whether you want to impress a special someone or hang out with friends, Gaucho has you covered. Guests can share a Chateaubriand steak with a loved one all Valentine’s Day weekend at all Gaucho restaurants. If live music is your thing, request a favourite love song from a live piano band at Gaucho Broadgate’s pop-up brunch on Saturday 12 February, alongside unlimited food and cocktails. If your pooch is your Valentine this year, treat them to a mini 10-minute grooming session from Pads, Paws and Claws Pet Grooming at Gaucho Hampstead, at a love themed Doggy Sunday on 13 February. End the romantic celebrations on Monday 14 February with the return of the Gaucho Film Club at the newly reopened Gaucho Charlotte Street; an immersive culinary cinema experience where you eat and drink everything you see on screen. Cosy up and watch classic rom-com, When Harry Met Sally.

HOT STONE

A little sizzle, luxury and decadence…

Executive Chef Padam Raj Rai of critically acclaimed Hot Stone, in Islington, has created the limited-edition Impress Menu, available lunch and dinner from 12th-14th February for £150pp. Expect an assortment of Chef Padam’s award-winning sushi and sashimi to start, alongside a showstopping main course of premium grade Japanese Wagyu and certified rare Kobe beef to be seared on the 400°C sizzling volcanic hot stones. www.hotstonelondon.com

SWINGERS, CITY & WEST END

Date night cocktails & crazy golf

Celebrate the romantic occasion with either your date or pals at competitive socialising venue Swingers – the perfect spot for fun-fuelled activities. Get in the mood with Swingers’ limited-edition cocktail ‘Squeeze be Mine’, featuring Tanqueray London Gin, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, cranberry juice and foamee £16 for 2 (or £9 each). Even better still, Swingers will have bottles of Perrier- Jouët half price at £45 – perfect for sharing on the most loved up day of the year.

SELF LOVE WORKSHOPS AT FRAME

Me, myself and I

Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s day, FRAME will be showering you with tons of Self Love this February. Try some Self Love Yoga in Angel 12th or over Livestream 10th – A yoga, journaling and meditation workshop diving into Self Love and the most important relationship with yourself. A gentle, restorative flow followed by deep healing meditation. Bliss. £25 and £10. Alternatively, there’s a ‘Drunk in Love’ Workshop in Shoreditch Sat 12th Feb at 19.30 – A 90 minute Music Video workshop with Alexus. Unleash your inner Sasha Fierce by learning the choreography to Beyonce’s hit song ‘Drunk in Love’. £20.

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