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Hattie Lloyd 20/01/20

Your Valentine’s Day Guide 2020

Valentine’s Day in London | Your 2020 Guide

February 14th.

It’s the date of the date.

The one where you have license to be as ludicrously romantic as you want, sweeping your other half off their feet with an evening so astonishingly, heart-thumpingly amorous, you’ll earn their undying affection forever more.*

So behold, our gold-dusted, rose-petal strewn, Champagne-drenched, Cadbury’s Milk Tray of a Valentine’s Day guide, featuring the most romantic restaurants in London, killer cocktail bars, hidden speakeasies, live music dens and, of course, a bumper, Valentine’s edition of London Date Ideas.


50 London Date Ideas: Valentine’s Edition

Candlelight Club

Secret gigs; love letters; crepuscular wine bars; storytelling; and personally making your own candles for that candlelit dinner later… we’ve picked some of the best date spots in the city, and infused them with the best Valentine’s events going on in London this year. READ MORE

Romantic Restaurants in London

Romantic Restaurants in London - Valentine's Day London 2019

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. READ MORE

Feeling fancy? Book into one of London’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants.

The Best London Cocktail Bars

69 Colebrooke Row

London’s most date-worthy cocktail bars, by virtue of having deeply romantic atmospheres, award-winning bartenders, candlelit recesses, or, simply, cocktails with smoking futuristic prisms inside them. READ MORE

After something more rumbunctious? Take a look at London’s Top Activity Bars.

London’s Best Jazz Bars

Le Quecumbar - jazz bar London

The best underground bars, nooks and/or crannies for a date night with sax appeal. READ MORE

Not a jazz fan? See more of The Best Bars with Live Music | The Best Restaurants with Live Music

Hidden Restaurants

La Bodega Negra soho restaurants

Pick the right sex shop in Soho, and you’ll find yourselves in a softly-lit subterranean Mexican restaurant, where the air is laced with incense and the drinks are laced with tequila… or a sex shop. FIND LONDON’S HIDDEN RESTAURANTS

Follow it up with a nightcap at one of London’s Hidden Bars


Need date ideas all year round? Check out our 100 London Date Ideas

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