15 romantic things to do in London on Valentine’s Day 2022

Georgia Brown

London may not be officially considered the city of love, but it is easily one of the most romantic capitals in the world – making it the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day.

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Its centuries-old architecture and cobbled streets hide hundreds of hidden romantic sites, while restaurants and bars offer the ultimate setting for a candlelight romance. Whether you want to wine and dine your loved one on a panoramic roof terrace, stroll over to one of the city’s stunning landmarks or impress your date with a fun activity, HI! authors have compiled a list of their favorite romantic things to do in the city on Valentine’s Day and later.

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Spend Valentine’s Day in heaven at Duck & Waffle


There’s nothing more breathtaking than seeing London from the sky – and Duck & Waffle is the place to experience it. For a very special occasion, pamper your loved one with a romantic meal on the 39th floor of the Heron Tower icon this Valentine’s Day, while pampering yourself with refreshing food while eating over the clouds.

To mark the month of love, Duck & Waffle has created a special Valentine’s Day menu with festive dishes. Along with a welcome plate of crispy polenta & truffle mayonnaise, the menu will include dishes such as Jersey rock oysters or mini lobster roll with spicy Marie-rose sauce for starters, the famous duck & waffle with mustard maple syrup or beef fillet with wild mushrooms, cauliflower puree & foie gras for main courses and tonight the dessert ‘Golden Duck Egg’ with Valrhona Opaly’s chocolate & orange will be available for the first time, promising a unique and memorable evening.

To order, visit duckandwaffle.com/reservations

Romantic dinner at Ivy Soho Brasserie


If you had not already fallen for The Ivy’s unusually indulgent menu, romantic candlelit decor and elegant flair, you’ll be quick to faint over their Valentine’s offerings. Ivy Soho Brasserie has teamed up with Letters of Note to give your guests a gift worth forever this Valentine’s Day. Love is an exclusive book written by Shaun Usher, featuring a collection of the most passionate love letters written in history, rethought by The Ivy Collection with a bespoke cover and preface. The book is offered to all guests who book a table in the restaurant on Monday 14 February.

Inspired by love, a limited edition cocktail menu designed to make even the cold-hearted blush will also be available to guests from Friday 11th to Monday 14th February along with Pillow Talk (£ 17.95), an indulgent dessert with peach and peach. raspberry parfait, white chocolate mousse, popping candy and a raspberry sauce.

To order, visit theivysohobrasserie.com/

Enjoy the London skyline at Fenchurch Restaurant, Sky Garden


Top your Valentine’s expectations in the clouds in Fenchurch at level 37 in the Sky Garden. Choose from a delicious five-course lunch (£ 95pp) or a seven-course dinner (£ 135pp) tasting menu complete with a glass of champagne. Exquisite dishes include fried scallop with Cornish crab beurre blanc, yeast, celeriac and Granny Smith apple; Game Wellington for two, served with garlic-smeared vegetables and mashed potatoes; and the dessert “Don’t Break My Heart” of Yorkshire rhubarb, white chocolate, pistachio and rose.

Menus available from 12.-14. February exclusive, including vegetarian with wine surcharge for surcharge.

To order, visit Design My Night

Go crazy for pizza at Crazy Pizza


There is no better place for a date night than Crazy Pizza, where the Valentine’s Day festivities start on February 8 in the eclectic restaurant chain. From incredible wine offerings to free desserts for every pizza purchased, from heart-shaped Nutella Focaccia to pizza-making courses for kids, Crazy Pizza has an activity for everyone.

Both venues top the week with festivities with a special Valentine’s Day menu on Monday, February 14th. Usually closed on Mondays, Crazy Pizza will open its doors and invite guests to share the love this Valentine’s Day with live music, cheeky cocktails and a special heart-shaped pizza dessert on the menu for just one night. The venues will also feature special entertainment throughout the night, with singer Hetty taking to the stage again at Crazy Pizza Knightsbridge and a lively electric violinist at Crazy Pizza Marylebone.

The Valentine’s Day menu costs £ 65 per person and includes a welcome glass of ‘Date Me’ cocktail with Bombay Bramble.

To order, visit crazypizza.com

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Enjoy romantic cocktails at PocketSquare

pocket-square tag

Nothing says “I love you” like cocktails on the roof. PocketSqaure, a whimsical bar in east London, is the perfect destination to swoon for your special someone in the middle of London’s epic skyline – all while enjoying bespoke Valentine’s Day cocktails.

For an eclectic evening, Yin and Yang cocktails are offered from 10.-19. February. Yin is a soft and delicate gin-based cocktail with fruity and floral elements accompanied by a sweet strawberry edible lip balm. In contrast, Yang is a sweet and strong Bourbon-based cocktail with a spicy subtle kick of chili. A slice of orange dipped in dark chocolate adds a cheeky touch of aphrodisiac.

Guests can also enjoy a Yin-Yang dessert that shares; a celebration of chocolate and strawberry mice complete with flowerpot roses and rose gold dust.

To order, visit pocketsquare.london

Romantic activities to do in London

Declare your love in heaven at The Shard

the view-from-the-cut

With an offer that combines incomparable views of the capital and three exquisite dishes with top-quality cuisine, this soaring experience provides the perfect Valentine’s Day pampering (or engagement spot if you’re looking for).

Enjoy London’s spectacular skyline at The View from The Shard, with a three-course dinner at Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Co. and a cocktail each. This unforgettable experience is currently offered for less than £ 100 – do not miss it!

To order, visit wowcher.co.uk

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea at the Caffé Concerto

cafe concert

With luxuriously appointed modern dining rooms across several beautiful London locations, Caffé Concerto offers Londoners the perfect setting to enjoy an indulgent pampering. Each branch of this sumptuous eatery has a relaxing atmosphere and gentle buzz waiting for you and your favorite plus one. You will be served a luxury afternoon tea, complete with rows of tempting sweet and savory delights. And if you feel like adding an extra special touch, why not upgrade and sip a glass of Prosecco each – cheers!

Wowcher is currently offering an incredible deal, with afternoon tea for two available for just £ 29.95.

To order, visit wowcher.co.uk

Dine at Harrods’ iconic Caviar House

harrods caviar room

A romantic dinner date is a classic way to pamper your loved one, and Harrods is easily the most luxurious way to do it. Go to Caviar House & Prunier in Harrods, the central center of the dining room, and enjoy the experience of this truly atmospheric room.

Take a seat under the Grade II * -listed tiles and treat yourself to the world’s finest seafood, from Norwegian Balik-smoked salmon and beluga caviar to English stone oysters. Complement your palate with a worldwide wine list prepared by our buyers, including more than 100 cuvées that can be tasted on glass, with an additional 1,200 bottles available via Fine Wines & Spirits on the lower floor.

Visit harrods.com to reserve

Valentine’s Cocktails at Bombay Sapphire Distillery


For the ultimate date day, gin lovers will enjoy Bombay Sapphire Distillery’s Valentine’s Day themed activities and cocktail masterclass. Tickets include access to Thomas Heatherwick-designed botanical greenhouses, a private session with Bombay Sapphire’s gin experts making three gin cocktails with nibbles included.

This year, the distillery has two slots running from Friday, February 11 from 6 p.m. 17:00 or at 20.00 for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

To book, visit www.bombaysapphire.com

Prepare V-day with a new blow dryer


Celebrating the day with your loved one can be a stressful affair, so why not go to Blush & Blow for the ultimate treat and pampering experience. Treat yourself to a fancy hair dryer to get ready for your date. A haircut and blow drying will only give you £ 75 back – and it’s worth it!

Book an appointment here blushandblowlondon.com

Take a romantic trip to Paris without leaving London


Find the style, love and romance of Paris without having to cross the canal at the luxury tea emporium and salon de thé, Mariage Frères in Covent Garden. With appropriate romantic menus and a range of tea-inspired gifts, Mariage Frères has you covered this Valentine’s Day.

To order, visit www.mariagefreres.com

Pamper your loved one with the most heavenly bouquet


Dorchester is one of the most beautiful hotels in London and they have now created THE most beautiful ‘Dorchester Rose’ available to buy. Seven years along the way, the rose is a blouse in composition and has a pale blush color, where the pink tones develop as the rose opens. It’s seriously romantic and we can not think of anything more beautiful to buy for your Valentine.

Costs £ 65 and is available at the florist in Dorchester or at dorchestercollection.com

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