Hattie Lloyd 08/02/24

Your Valentine’s Day Guide 2024

Valentine’s Day in London 2024 | Your Ultimate Guide

If you haven’t got a date for Valentine’s Day yet, don’t worry.

It’s 14th February.

And on that date, there’s no end of romantic things to do in London with someone you’ve fallen head over heels for. Like sneaking off to a hidden restaurant, or hailing down a martini trolley on a secluded rooftop. Taking your date to the moon and back, or enjoying a cabaret dinner at a members’ club. Watching a cult film in a Grade II listed church, or taking an evening stroll through a glasshouse filled with millions of flowers

So behold, our gold-dusted, rose-petal strewn, Champagne-drenched selection box of a Valentine’s Day guide, featuring the most romantic restaurants in London, beautiful cocktail bars, hidden speakeasies, live music dens and, of course, a special Valentine’s edition of London Date Ideas:

40 London Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

An ‘erotic dinner’ on a Central London rooftop; classic cinema in a 1950s ballroom; hot martinis on a hidden rooftop; a concert in a fairy-lit attic and absinthe tasting in one of London’s most unusual settings… here’s our pick of 40 delightfully unpredictable Valentine’s events going on in London this year.

The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

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Sure, Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating what a great couple the pair of you make, and how, when it comes down to it all, all you need is each other…

…but it’s also a little bit about Press For Champagne buttons, sky-high views and insanely delicious tasting menus.

Want to up the ante? Book into one of London’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants, or these stunningly fancy restaurants.

The Best London Cocktail Bars

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London’s most date-worthy cocktail bars, by virtue of having deeply romantic atmospheres, award-winning bartenders, candlelit recesses, or, simply, cocktails that arrive under a smoking cloche.

Romantic Spots with Live Music

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London’s full of date spots with sax appeal. Treat your date to an evening at one of the city’s legendary jazz bars, from iconic Soho haunts to church crypts and art deco cabaret bars. Just swinging by? Drop into one of these excellent bars with live music, or make a night of it at one of these amazing restaurants with live music.

Hidden Restaurants & Bars

La Bodega Negra secret restaurants

Pick the right sex shop in Soho, and you’ll either find yourselves in a softly-lit subterranean Mexican restaurant, where the air is laced with incense and the drinks are laced with tequila… or in a sex shop. The gamble makes it all the more exciting. So take your date on an adventure to pin down London’s hidden restaurants, or slip away for a nightcap in one of these illicit secret bars


Need date ideas all year round? Check out our 101 London Date Ideas