Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day 2024
The most romantic day of the year is coming up… and we’re raring to go! Explore the 30 best things to do on Valentine's Day! Go all-out with heart-pounding live events, or keep it cute and intimate with DIY crafts.
Whether you’re taken or looking for someone new, we got you covered! This is your opportunity to make Valentine's Day special.
The Flavours of Love
Craft a Candlelit Dinner | Show your appreciation with a menu for two! Go classic with oysters and champagne, or make sweet nibbles like chocolate covered strawberries. Sharing food under soft candlelight is the perfect intimate gesture!
Live Music Meal | Every dinner can be improved with a live serenade! Enjoy delicious bites and a complimentary glass of Prosecco, with Ramzi performing at the Enish Covent Garden. A gorgeous night to celebrate your love!
Nibbles Night | A date-worthy evening at London’s Cococure! Indulge in delectable cocktails, and munch-worthy food including suya, wings, jollof, and more. Jam to the best of afrobeats, hip hop, amapiano, and bashment with your loved one!
Alexandra Palace’s Ice Rink | Get your body moving with ice skating! Lace up your partner’s boots and cling to their arm if the going gets wobbly. Warm up with a warm drink or steaming pizza from one of the nearby bars and cafés!
Skate Night | Heart-pounding Caribbean vibes! Wheel across the dancefloor at Rollerscape to the sweets rhythms of soca music, with carnival dancers busting moves. Don’t forget the live DJs!
Romantic Walk | Stretch your legs with a fresh February amble! From St James’s Park with its elegant weeping willows, to the woody beauty of Hampstead Heath, you can take in the sights with the one you love.
Fun and Games!
Squid Game Dating | Are you ready to play? Win at love at The Nordic in London! Ages 21-45 are welcome – start at the bar and break the ice with rounds of games, culminating in a cash prize. Take home the crown… and a lover!
RnB Bingo Night | An RnB twist on classic bingo! Enjoy the hottest beats and prizes as you compete to win with your love. With beats from the 80s-00s, you’re sure to have a good time!
Visit an Arcade | Vs your partner at multiplayer games, air hockey, or Super Shot, and see who can achieve the highest scores! Round off the fun with a go at the photo booths – you’ll want to commemorate this fun activity.
Love and Laughter!
A Live Comedy Show | Love and laughs at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire! A real treat with the likes of Richard Blackwood and Kane Brown belting out hilarious stand-up live onstage. Party after with Celebrity Supa and Mista Hooli bringing the beats!
Truth or Dare | Have some one-on-one fun with your darling! This activity is sure to tickle you both. Up the ante with escalating questions and dares, and put prizes on the line – next go at the chocolate box, anyone?
Karaoke | Combine your voices in song with one of the most laughter-inducing activities around! Fill up the tank with bottomless rum punch and a two-course meal before getting on the mic. Belt out the hottest hits, and have a silly time with your partner!
Gift of Love
Love Letters | Express your affection through heartfelt craft! Opening a handmade card from a Valentine’s admirer is enough to make anyone smile. Sequins, glitter, drawings, and more – just be sure to write how much they mean to you inside!
Paint 'N Date | Create an unforgettable memory at this crafty affair! Demonstrate your artistic prowess with all materials provided – perfect for couples, and singles looking for love.
Pottery Painting | The fun new craze! Paint at home with a kit, or attend a city studio for hours of creativity. Exchange gifts with your partner once they’re ready for the perfect romantic gift!
Music and Dance!
Catch a Concert | What better way to spend time with your beloved than jamming to music? Nigerian legend Portable is coming to Northampton’s Escape Venue for a Valentine’s edition! The best afrobeats on this special day!
Dinner and Dance | Sunny-fy your Valentine’s Day with a two-course Caribbean meal and rum punch! With DJ's like Musclehead and Sean M spinning reggae, amapiano, and party anthems, you can indulge in the most romantic after-dinner activity – a dance for two.
A Night of Motown | The smooth sounds of love – treat your partner to the golden era of music! With a live band playing the best of The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and more, The Jazz Café is the place to go.
Science and Sip |Transform into a scientist with all the gear provided, and mix up the perfect potion at the Love Lab! For couples and singles, create delicious chemical reaction cocktails to the beats of RnB, hip hop, afrobeats, and more!
Valentine’s Masquerade Ball | A night of max glam and mask-arade madness! Live out your glitzy dreams and dance the night away with your darling. With epic prizes for the best 5 masks, look your best ‘till the AM!
Escape Room | Wrack your brains and think fast! There’s plenty of themed escape rooms to choose from! You might be stuck in a dungeon or a detective investigating clues – either way, you’re sure to have plenty of fun.
Let’s Go on an Adventure!
Cruise the Thames | Set sail from the Festival Pier and see the sights from the Thames! This over-thirties singles boat party has got it all – ice breakers, a fully-stocked bar, and awesome prizes. Enjoy a romantic evening on the water!
Catch a Flick | Journeys don’t have to be physical... Embark on an adventure at your local movie theatre! Luxuriate in the plush seating, race your partner for the most popcorn eaten, and live another life on the big screen!
Stargazing Night | The world seems more magical at night… select a spot, grab a blanket, and go see the stars! With a flask of your fave beverage, and a spot away from the city bustle, you can wish upon a star with your person of choice.
Fête Visit | A fun day out for two! With a celebration of Grenada's and St. Lucia's independence anniversaries, you can enjoy good music with some of London's Caribbean finest!
Beach Fun | Spice up your Valentine’s with an impromptu day trip! Catch a train and watch the scenery, or hop in the car and blast THE playlist. With the fresh ocean air and a gorgeous horizon, you can cuddle up with your partner and share a hot fish ‘n chips!
Amusement Park | Enjoy the thrills with a heart-racing trip! Whether you’re a rollercoaster lover, or enjoy a tranquil dip on the log ride, you’ll be kept busy all day with fun and candyfloss!
Make Your House a Home
DIY Spa | Peace and love is the name of the game! Indulge in a spa experience from the comfort of your own home. Massage with warm towels, and fill the air with therapeutic scents – the perfect way to unwind this Valentine’s Day.
Netflix Movie Night | Grab the snacks, turn down the lights, and snuggle up – it’s time for a movie party! Whether you’re inviting other couples to share the fun, or chilling one-on-one, you can have a great night in watching your Netflix faves!
Couple’s Cooking | Work with your darling to create the best Valentine’s Day dinner! With themed napkins, décor, and even a cheeky candle, you can cook up a storm and sit down to enjoy the meal together.
Give them the best Valentine's Day gift: your affection! With 30 lover’s day activities, you’re sure to find something they’ll like. Select your flavour and make this a day you’ll both remember!
By Isabella Hassan