Top 4 Alternative Ways to Spend your Valentine’s

Top 4 Alternative Ways to Spend your Valentine’s

Alexia Savva explores five alternative ways to spend this February 14th in London

Most people feel an abundance of overwhelming pressure when it comes to Valentine’s Day. If you’re fed up of candlelit dinners, there are plenty of alternative ways to celebrate February 14th. Here are 5 of those unconventional ideas to surprise your significant other this Valentine’s Day in London.

1. Dinner in the Dark, Clerkenwell

Why not put a different and exciting twist on the traditional candlelit dinner experiencing and instead dine at Dans Le Noir, located in Clerkenwell? Eat while immersed in total darkness and enjoy the surprise of an unknown menu and completely new but thrilling dinning experience.

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30-31 Clerkenwell Green

 2. Ball Pool, Jump In!, Hammersmith

Ditch the whole dinner and a movie date all together, and go to the first ball pool for adults in London. The ball pit is free to visit, contains 81,000 balls, and holds up to 30 people at a time. Introduce some fun into your Valentine’s Day plans and dive into a childhood playtime experience. With the opening day on February 13th, you can be certain that this will be a new experience for your partner. For every person that visits, Pearlfisher will donate £1 to the charity “Right to Play” – do you need any more reason to go?

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3. Broken Hearts and Promises, Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury House are hosting a pop-up restaurant experience for Valentine’s Day. The townhouse, which holds up to 500 people, will contain a love confessions wall, a kissing booth and heart-shaped piñatas. They have a “Broken Hearts Cinema” on-site where you can watch a dinner screening of Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance while indulging in floral-flavoured macaroons and one of their many alcoholic slushies. Enjoy a night of love, laughter and disco!

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Bloomsbury House
2-3 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1 2RL

 4. The LookOut, Hyde Park

The Nomad is a pop-up cinema in the heart of London, screening old romance movies including The Graduate and a Ryan Gosling double bill (which is all the incentive you need). Tickets go for £27.50 on February 13th and 14th, and include a welcome glass of champagne, Madame Gaultier food, and marshmallows to toast on their outdoor fire. A magical and secluded pop-up film venue, this will rival any VUE or ODEON screening.

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The Lido Garden, Hyde Park
Serpentine Road
W2 2UH

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