Interesting Valentines Spots

February 5, 2016

Valentines Day is fast approaching with it only being two weeks away, so maybe it is time you started thinking about what you want to do with your partner. So we came up with a short list of ideas to do for an interesting valentines day and even a romantic one.

So let’s start to talk about where to grab some food on valentine’s day. Why not go for afternoon tea at the fabulous Sketch. Sketch is just off Regent Street on Conduit Street and is a short walk from Oxford Street and not far from the station. The tearoom is a very beautiful pink, soft lighting and comfy chairs everywhere. You can choose from three types of afternoon tea sets. They have a Valentines Day special set with a glass of Moussé Fils rosé Champagne for £68 per person a little steep but, perfect if you want to push the boat out. This tea room is really unique and with interesting art work covering the walls, there is plenty to talk about. So why not book yourself a table for two at Sketch on the 13th or 14th of February.

If you aren’t in the mood for afternoon tea, but after something low key and fun to do then check out Draughts Café. It’s a board game café that has around 600 or more board games to play with. If you get stuck, then they have a team of game experts to help you along the way. They are based not far from Haggerston Overground stop which is a 5-minute walk. If you want to get stuck into some tasty food you can, also why not just get a mug of hot chocolate instead with something sweet. On weekends unfortunately it’s a basis of first come first serve, so maybe avoid turning up late on the weekend. They are open from 10:00 till 23:00 on Sunday. So plenty of time in the day to spend there.

So that’s food out of the way so let’s think about something to do after you have indulged into something tasty. A night time walk along the Thames is gorgeous and very romantic. You can start from any point but the best sites can be seen if you start from the Southbank, then work your way towards London Bridge. If you walk along the south of the Thames, you can spot a few monuments on your walk, from The Tower of London to St. Pauls. If you don’t fancy walking that distance you can jump onto a Thames Clipper, that starts from Embankment to go towards London Bridge City. You could continue your journey onto the O2 if you wish. Ticket prices are very cheap and if you have an Oyster card or a travel card, you make a significant saving.

So maybe you are not looking for a view along the Thames but rather The View from The Shard. It’s a new way to view London at night or day. You can choose to get Day and Night tickets but if you only want to go once that’s totally fine. Tickets do come at a price, £25.95 for adults and there are of course discounts for students. It is a short walk from London Bridge so its in easy access, you can see the entire city from here.

Those are just a few places to go for Valentine’s Day. Let us know what you are doing for Valentine’s Day this year on Facebook or Twitter.