We associate Valentine’s Day with the celebration of love and romance, and annually on February 14th many couples exchange cards, gifts and flowers. Want to do something a little different this year? Take a look at 5 alternative things to do in London for St Valentines.
London Eye: A Romantic Private Capsule for Two
Close your eyes and imagine a stunning skyline seen from the flight on the London Eye! This journey lasts for about 30 minutes, during which time you’ll have access to a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal champagne and pink champagne truffles. You’ll get wonderful views of Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Place, and many more famous monuments as you enjoy this fully air-conditioned, rotating experience. Priority boarding and admission to the London Eye 4D experience are included in this romantic excursion.
Battersea Cats Home: A Feline Lonely Event
Buy your tickets in advance to this exclusive event where lonely cats are matched to prospective new owners on 14 February in the Cattery! You’ll be able to take part in quizzes, enjoy a drink, and then focus on re-homing a special friend. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home aims never to turn away a pet in need of help, and cares for them ongoing however long it takes to find them a new home. You can choose from two sessions to visit on the night, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm, and 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
The Ghost Bus Tour: A Haunted Chariot
Why not take an award winning tour of London in a haunted chariot to encounter all the city’s famous sights including The Tower of London, and The Houses of Parliament? The Ghost Bus will bring to life the demon barber of Fleet Street, and the black dog of Newgate Prison as it carries you on a journey through the darkest corners of history. The tours run daily at 7.30pm and 11.00pm, lasting about an hour and 15 minutes. Beware of the tortured souls of the dead!
The Masked Ball: A Full Moon Experience
Choose to declare your love through the Ballroom of Desire where the most famous waltzes will be performed by the London gay Symphony Orchestra, or visit the Electric Swing Circus with its ska, house, and backbeats. Perhaps the dance floor will appeal when it rocks with hip hop and electro styles! You’ll also be able to witness the skills and daring of the Chivaree Circus trapeze artists, watch the Blue Moon Cabaret, and feast among naked golden cupids. Tickets are already available and you can qualify for family and friends discounts.
Sushi Making Workshop: A Fishy Encounter for Two
You can learn all about making fresh and healthy tasting sushi from expert chefs – a wonderfully enterprising gift for your beloved! You’ll be taught how to work with rice, fish, nori, and vegetarian ingredients as all are provided. Any sushi you prepare is yours to take home with you, and you’ll also be treated to a Yo! Sushi bento box for your lunch on the day. You’ll be given a rolling mat and an information pack as souvenirs to take away.