With only a handful of days remaining until 14th February, we have returned with Part Two of our Guide To Valentine’s Day in London (if you missed it, check out Part One). First, The Disappearing Dining Club has teamed up with The Nudge to present Cupboard Love, a secret, candlelit dinner being held near Spitalfields that is accessible only via a hidden entrance in a clothes shop. Tickets are £45 and include a Grey Goose Love Fizz cocktail handed to you upon arrival and a menu consisting of white bean and truffle soup, octopus salad with celery, slow roast pork belly with chorizo and anchovy pomme boulangere. The meal is topped off with white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake with champagne and raspberry jelly and St. John’s bread, chutney and cheese. To purchase tickets, head to The Nudge.
If you are willing to brave the cold, there is a free screening of Frank Capra’s classic film It Happened One Night at the National Theatre. It will be projected on to the Flytower and you are encouraged to bring warm blankets, something soft to sit on and £10, which will secure you two Cointreau-laced hot chocolates and a box of Belgian chocolates from the bar.
If your date has a soft spot for the sweeter things in life, head to La Gelateria in West London for their decadent Valentine’s Day sharing menu. For £16 (£8 per person), you will feast on 2 Prosecco cocktail sorbets, 2 homemade heart shaped biscotti, 1 large gelato truffle, 2 coffees or teas and a complimentary Cuoricino Meringue.
For those of you that want something a bit flashier, consider arranging a “staycation” in London by booking a room at James Bond creator Ian Flemming’s favourite spot, Dukes. The hotel and bar is currently offering a special overnight Valentine’s package (starting from £312) that includes a room with 12 red roses, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and a bottle of Ren Rose bath oils. 007 would be proud.
If you can’t actually be with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, ask for a raincheck and invite them onboard the Battersea Barge the following Friday, 17th February. The Valentine’s-themed It’s a Wonderful Vintage Love Boat Ball will feature a live jazz band, swing DJs, love tarot and more. Tickets are £15 and the dress code is vintage fancy dress (ball gowns, cocktail dresses and smoking jackets).
Whatever you choose to do, remember to book soon as places are filling up quickly. Why don’t you plan ahead and pre-book your minicab ride, too? As you know, it’s the little things in life that count, like keeping your date out of the freezing cold while trying to unsuccessfully hail a black cab or get through to a fully booked minicab company. Get your free, instant quote here and book today.
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