Things to do on Valentine’s Day 2017 in London

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Discover London’s romantic side with that special someone on and around 14 February, with our guide to romantic and quirky things to do for Valentine’s Day 2017 in London.

From Valentine’s Day dinners and champagne with a view, to exquisite flower festivals, poetry readings and adventures for two, impress your date with a romantic getaway to London this Valentine’s Day. And if you’re not so keen on the big loved-up day, we’ve also included some anti-Valentine’s Day ideas in London below, for singles and couples alike.

Many more Valentine’s events will be announced closer to the date, so check back nearer the time for more London Valentines’ Day ideas.

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Evening Valentine’s Day Activities in London

  • Follow an enchanting trail of lights at the Magical Lantern Festival. 19 Jan-26 Feb
  • Listen to Keats’ love poems with a Valentine's Late Night at the home of the celebrated romantic poet. 11 Feb
  • Go stargazing together through an 18-tonne Victorian telescope and learn more about the night sky with the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s A Valentine's Evening with the Stars. 14 Feb
  • Step inside Emma Hamilton’s world of seduction, with dancing, mask-making and Nelson’s love-letters to Emma, at the National Maritime Museum’s Seduction Late. 14 Feb
  • Watch a classic movie or the latest blockbuster in a unique cinema.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable West End musical or theatre show together.
  • Wander around empty museum galleries with a glass of wine in hand at a Museum Late.

Valentine’s Day London Adventures

Alternative and Anti-Valentine’s Day Events in London

  • Gather at the site of Anne Boleyn’s burial for the after-dark sketching session Romance is Dead, exploring the stories of those who died for love at the Tower of London. 13 Feb
  • Get together with fellow Valentine’s Day haters at Proud East’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party – singles, couples and everyone in between can join in with pool, ping pong and more fun and games. 14 Feb

Treat that special someone to a weekend break in London for Valentine’s Day by booking a romantic London hotel, so you can make the most of London’s Valentines’ activities.

For more year-round romantic ideas, take a look at our roundup of 101 romantic things to do in London and weekend itinerary for couples, or browse our guide to what's on for more things to do during your visit.

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