Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s every chance you won’t be spending Valentine’s Day at home alone this year.
14 February might traditionally be for couples, but more and more places have begun catering to single folk, whether they’re looking for love or just after a distraction from the PDAs and dinners-for-two.
We’ve picked out some of the most interesting-looking Valentine’s Day events in London, for couples, groups and singles alike.
Sensory dining at The Arch
Rivoli Ballroom pop-up cinema
Great Gatsby party at Village Underground, from £25
Valentine’s Day can often be all about excess, and nothing says excess more than the lavish parties thrown by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous character. For one night only, Village Underground will be transformed into a 1920s hideout (that means a 20s dress code, too), complete with promises of debauchery. Oh, and booze.
HotBox Anti-Valentines Night
This is not a Valentine's Pub Quiz
Anti-Valentine's party at Bounce
‘F**k Tinder’ speed dating £20
View from the Shard
Cheese Wheel 'Lady and the Tramp' evening
Venchi chocolate-based blind dates
If you’re a person with taste-buds, chances are you’re into your chocolate. If you’re a single person who wants to meet another single person over chocolate, Italian chocolatiers Venchi may be able to help you out. Venchi Valentine’s will pair up single people based on their taste in chocolate, and treat them to a chocolatey date in central London on Valentine’s Day. Have we said the word ‘chocolate’ enough yet? No? Good.
Free (by invite), https://www.venchivalentines.co.uk/