Celebrating Valentine’s Day in London
Red roses, chocolates, flowers and romance betoken Valentine’s Day. It can also lead to some very romantic and unusual activities within London.
Staying in Serviced Apartments Central London this Valentines? Then how about taking a Champagne trip on the London Eye, or enjoying the nighttime views at The View from the Shard? Or simply stroll up Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park to enjoy the view?
Want something more lively? Then How about joining the Last Tuesday Society for the Dandies and Daemons Valentine’s Ball? This action packed event is guaranteed to entertain. Spectacular circus activities fill the main room of the Clapham Grand, together with swing dancing and carnival music. Roaming performers haunt the corners or stroll through the gathering, serending and amusing party goers. Dress up in costume like lovers of old, or take on an entire new appearance.
Alternatively try the Lost Hearts Valentines Ball at the Elephant and Castle while a resident at the Aparthotels London. But beware – masks are obligatory so hunt out the feathers, the drama and the colour to create masks that will hide yet enhance your identity. Expect the unexpected at the Lost Hearts Valentines Ball because you can guarantee you are likely to find it. This is one of the biggest Valentine’s Ball in the city, involving no less than four different stages and three ‘immersive realms’. So what might you find? Look overhead for aerial artistes sweeping across the ceiling, trapeze artistes perhaps even artistes using long sweeps of material to rise into the air. Music definitely, but also hot tub cinema screenings! On a lighter note, guests can even return to childhood and enjoy a food fight – and take part in mass onion chopping so tissues need to be at the ready!
Prefer something more romantic? Sit back and enjoy the smooth, romantic songs of Marvin Gaye at the Jazz Café in Camden Town. Or travel over to The O2 for a concert with superstar Drake providing emotional hip hop and R&B music.
Why not listen to Keat’s love poems in what has been described as the most romantic house in London. Keats House in Keats Grove is the venue. This is where Regency poet John Keats fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the inspiration for his passionate poetry. Afterwards, enjoy some live jazz at the pop up bar or make a Regency inspired Valentine’s card for your loved one.
If a gothic atmosphere is more to your taste, then head out of your hotel room at the Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and get ready for the excellent fun at the Tower of London for an unusual after dark sketching session at the exact spot where Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s tragic queen and recipient of his love letters, lies buried. Discover tales of all those who died for love at the Tower – and there were more than you might expect!