Now February is finally here we are heading into the most romantic time of year, with just two weeks to go until Valentine’s Day. Treating your loved one to an indulgent Valentine’s treat can often be pricey, but there is no need to break the bank for a romantic Valentine’s Day in London. The bars and restaurants of the capital are sure to be packed full of loved up couples making the most of the special day, and if the crowds aren’t your thing then you might be looking for a quieter affair. London is a treasure trove of hidden gems and little-known haunts that offer unique Valentine’s celebrations and romantic date options. Read on for our guide on the best hidden gems for a cheap Valentine’s Day in London.
Instead of splashing out on a nice bottle of bubbles this Valentine’s Day in London, head to Cadenhead’s on Chiltern Street for a unique Whisky tasting experience. The Whisky shop was once a wedding dress boutique, which was where Princess Diana first laid eyes on her wedding dress, and now hosts Whisky tastings for the Scotch lovers of London. The romantic air of the shop makes it the perfect place for a Valentine’s date, and as one of the oldest Whisky shops in London it makes for a truly unique drinking experience. Whisky tasting is available daily Monday to Saturday at various times, and prices range from £25 to £35 per person.
Treat your love to an intoxicating night out at the award-winning Tango Fire performance. Returning for their seventh season, Argentinean tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Caleassi join a cast of extraordinary Tango dancers to put on an unforgettable show. Showings are available every day until the 16th February at The Peacock Theatre in Holborn, and tickets for Valentine’s Day start from just £15 per person.
Kew Gardens is saying Hola to Columbia this February with a special Orchids After Hours event. Escape the dark winter nights of London and explore a bright carnival of Orchids in the tropical paradise of The Princess of Wales Conservatory. You can enjoy the exhibition on Valentine’s Day after the crowds have left with their special evening opening hours with entries at 6pm and 7.30pm. Book your space online beforehand for just £18 per person and enjoy a unique Valentine’s experience with your special someone.
This Valentine’s Day, the Natural History Museum is opening the doors of Hintze Hall to those looking for a unique and romantic experience. Luna Cinema is setting up the big screen under Hope the Blue Whale and will be showing romantic classics The Notebook and Pretty Woman on February 14th. The following day an anti-romance theme will see Kill Bill Vol.1 and Thelma & Louise shown on the Hintze Hall screen. Tickets are just £27.75 per person and include a free bag of popcorn. Make a night of it and book a luxurious stay at The Rembrandt, located just down the road from the Natural History Museum. Book at least 3 days in advance and save 20%, and get a free drink when you book direct.
Throughout February, Aquilla Health and Fitness is offering a romantic spa package for loved up couples looking to relax this Valentine’s Day in London. For just £198 a couple, you can both enjoy a Full Body Massage, a Vitamin Glow Facial, a glass of Prosecco, full use of spa facilities plus use of comfy robes and slippers. Book in advance by calling 020 3797 2400 or email [email protected].
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