London has always been a very romantic city, just look at all of the rom-coms set there! It’s hardly surprising to see why. The city is home to romantic, glittering, city-scapes and beautiful parks. Over the summer it hosts some of the most fun outdoors festivals and with the streets of the city steeped in history, art and music, it’s no surprise why it is such a hot spot for couples. Whether you’re visiting the city with a new partner or on an anniversary retreat with your long time spouse, London can offer you a lot this Valentines Day. Celebrate your relationship in style, and enjoy the depths and romantic secrets of London whilst staying at the Park Hotel London. Below are some of our favourite things to do over Valentines Day.
Nina Simone’s greatest hits at the Jazz Cafe
The Jazz Cafe is well known for hosting good old knees up every week, and almost every day! The Jazz Cafe will host a special event on Valentines Day, bringing beautiful voiced soul singer Nina Simone’s greatest hits to the dance floor. In this iconic venue, you’ll be able to enjoy some lovingly covered renditions of her greatest hits. The Black Voices Quintet is one of the best known singing groups in the city. Having played for the likes of Nelson Mandela and in the Royal Albert Hall, this will truly be a night for you and your music loving partner to remember.
Stargaze at the royal observatory of Greenwich
Based in the historic Greenwich observatory, the planetarium will be opened on Valentines Day for a night of romantic star gazing. If you want to enjoy a beautiful night out at the Greenwich Observatory, then wrap up warm as this after hours event will be going on into the early hours. Whilst getting a chance to take a glimpse into the vast expanses of the galaxy, you can also enjoy talks with some leading astronomers about topics as varied as the collision of galaxies and the life cycle of a sun.
Afternoon Tea at the Park Grand
One romantic way to spend the afternoon of Valentine’s Day is with a traditional Indian afternoon tea Park Grand Kensington. These incredible deals will bring you a range of beautiful scones, teas and and sandwiches in true London style. Stay classy this Valentine’s Day with the stylish Park Grand tea selections, of which there is a variety for every taste.
Get weird over tea at Sketch London
If guests at the Park Grand London Kensington are feeling especially quirky, another option for a lovely afternoon is a trip to Sketch London. Here, you’ll find a cafe full of beautiful macaroons, teas and sandwiches, surrounded by the gaudy art of David Shrigley. David Shrigley’s irreverent brand of drawings poke fun at the world of politics and popular culture whilst also being striking in and of themselves.
Enjoy a glittering city cruise along the Thames
There are many cruises to choose from throughout London. The sunset cruises along the Thames give you the chance to explore the cityscape from a new perspective and ensure that you and your partner have a beautiful night out. With top sights and great food on board, you’ll have a whale of a time.
Check out the side street bars of Soho
Soho is well known for hosting some of the best bars and nightclubs in the city, and walking through the side streets of the sparkling neighbourhood will give you a great opportunity to explore the night away with your partner.