Planning something special for Valentine’s Day? The good news is that it can’t fail to be more impressive than last year’s lockdown love-in, especially if you take your pick from some of the romantic treats available in the London Bridge area. Gaucho Join Gaucho (London Bridge City) this Valentine’s weekend to enjoy a bespoke chateaubriand sharing experience! This offer can be enjoyed between two or in larger groups in any of our restaurants from Friday 11th through to Monday 14th Feb only. See menu. Aqua Shard Treat your loved ones to the incredible views of Aqua Shard and celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 31st floor of The Shard. Whilst the sun sets over our iconic skyline, Aqua Shard will be serving their contemporary British cuisine with two Valentine specials, as well as a Romance in the clouds cocktail, mixing Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom, peach liqueur, strawberry and vanilla puree with rose syrup, lemon and egg white. Book here. Borough Market Borough Market has got Valentine’s Day in all its formats covered – with a special date night edition Gastro tour of the market, restaurant tasting menus, romantic produce from traders including heart shaped cheeses and biscuits, steak and oysters. A whole range of Valentine’s hampers including vegan and date night recipe boxes such as a seafood extravaganza are available for those who’d prefer to stay at home (delivery across the UK). TING Wonderful TING is perched on level 35 of the Shard and while you could choose one of their fabulous Afternoon Teas as your romantic gesture, you’ll also have the choice of their Valentine’s 3-course Set Menu 11th February – 28th February. Regular menus are also available, as is their award winning wine list and special Valentine’s cocktail. Comptoir Libanais Celebrate love and sharing at Comptoir Libanais. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Ksara Clos St Alphonse White or Ksara Clos St Alphonse Red wine to share between two people when ordering a mezze, main course and dessert each. T’s and C’s apply. Available from 14th – 20st February. More here. Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers This Valentine’s Day, couples can celebrate on a special cruise along the Thames with Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers. Arrive at your date destination in style! Set against the stunning backdrop of the capital’s famous sites, passengers will be serenaded by a live string quartet, accompanied by champagne and Valentine’s Day nibbles, available for purchase on board. More here. Coal Shed Just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge and some of the most romantic views in the city, Coal Shed is usually closed on a Monday, but are making an exception for Valentine’s dinner to make your evening one to remember.They will be running their fab regular A La Carte menu alongside Valentine’s sharing specials, new desserts, and exclusive cocktails. All specially curated for the weekend of Love. From Friday 11th Feb – Monday 14th Feb. Book here. Cafe Piazza Pop along to local favourite Café Piazza in Hay’s Galleria and enjoy a complimentary Bellini with any main ordered all day on February 14th. Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a Brunch-time Bellini! Hotel Chocolat What’s more traditional than chocolate on Valentine’s Day? It’s almost unacceptable to have any kind of romantic encounter on the 14th without coming armed with a box of the good stuff! From thoughtful tokens of affection to grand gestures that will sweep them off their feet – hand-piped chocolate characters to elaborate hampers – Hotel Chocolat (London Bridge Station) has lovingly created something for everyone this February 14th. The Ivy Tower Bridge For something you’ll treasure forever, The Ivy has joined forces with Letters of Note to produce an exclusive edition of their international bestselling book, Love curated by Shaun Usher. A collection of the most powerful and passionate letters will be complimentary with every reservation on Monday 14th February. They also offer a collection of cocktails that would put Cupid to shame and a stunning sharing dessert that comes with one plate, two spoons and a few surprises… Pandora Love is always worth celebrating at Pandora in London Bridge Station. Check out the wonderful gifts on offer in store in the Western Arcade this Valentine’s Day and find something really special for the one you love. Feeling brave? The View from the Shard, Tower Bridge and Shangri-La at The Shard all offer bespoke services to help you plan a wedding proposal with one of the world’s most memorable backdrops. You’d have to be fairly confident of a positive outcome though! That’s a long way down from top of The Shard if you’ve just been rebuffed!
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The annual Valentine’s Day horror screening returns to the Old Operating Theatre. “Completely horrible” – Time Magazine. The British Board of Film Classification originally intended to ban ‘Mad Love’ (1935); a deranged inspection of Grand Guignol villainy. An accomplished but lustful surgeon (Peter Lorre in arguably his greatest performance) is driven to psychotic behaviour over his perverse obsession with an actress. A hugely successful example of 1930’s horror at its most unhinged and portentously Germanic, this tale of madness, murder, dismemberment and forced love is also a wicked, penetrative chunk of psychological study. The film will be preceded by an introduction by Gareth Miles. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Tickets: £12.00
The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show’s pop-up cinema returns to The View from The Shard with a Valentines screening of the Baz Luhrman classic, Romeo + Juliet. At over 800 feet above London, there is technically no one closer to the stars than you for this screening of ‘two star-crossed lovers’. But technicalities aside, The View from The Shard is one of the most atmospheric and, dare we say, romantic places in London – and for this night only, you can experience its breathtaking views and enjoy the film with a complimentary glass of champagne and box of popcorn. When? Wednesday 13th February, 9pm admission, 9:30 film starts Buy tickets
In honour of Valentine’s Day visit the Fashion & Textile Museum and learn how to crochet and make an adorable bespoke heart patch. Learning the basic crochet stitches, you will work on punched leather to create your very own patch which can be sewn on to any garment – perfecting for covering a pesky hole or giving a brand new lease of life to your favourite piece! Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this colourful 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of crochet. Aimed at beginners, the class is intended to be a fun and friendly introduction that will give you a basic understanding of the most commonly used stitches and how to change colours. Full instructions and all materials will be provided. Tickets £20 individual ticket includes materials and exhibition entry £30 pair of tickets includes materials and exhibition entry Book Online