Every year, this singular day comes around and whether you love it or loathe there are many who want to do something extra special with/for their loved one. But what to do beyond the flowers, bubbly and chocolates? Here are some of our top recommendations to genuinely surprise your (better) half with…


Midnight Apothecary Valentines special

For the fourth year running The Brunel Museum’s pop-up garden cocktail bar is hosting a Special event for the lovers that will include love diary reading, a cosy fire pit, complimentary toasted marshmallows and their classic cocktail infusions.

Sat 13th



The Scent of London 

Allow your host Odette Toilette, olfactory artisan, and Alice Lascelles, Journalist, author and hard liquor expert, transport you back through the tastes and senses of London. Hosted at The London Transport Museum All ticket holders can gain free entry to Friday Late: Illuminate.

7pm Friday 12th




Feline Lonely

If you’re looking to cast your love in any direction then you might just meet your purrrfect match at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home this Valentine’s Day. Visit the Cattery, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly and potentially meet the kitty cat you’ve always dreamed of.

Friday 12th Event closes: 8:30pm. Last entry: 8pm.



My Twisted valentine


This Barbican four-film series, explores the more unusual sides to love. The films featured span from, Who killed Teddy Bear, is a noir-crime-romance from 1965 to 2046, comes from the director of the cult classic In The Mood For Love and is described as; ‘A story of love, loss and regrets in which conversations and shots meander through a landscape of bold colour, cigarette smoke and lacquered surfaces, this is the Valentine’s Day choice for cinema-goers who like their films retro-chic, with added melancholy.’ 


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