Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means that if you’re hoping to impress someone special this year, you’ll need to start planning to make sure you have a memorable celebration.
If you’re looking for somewhere to show how much you care, then London might just be the perfect place to do it. With a great variety of places to enjoy a special time together, there are plenty of spots to spoil someone you love on Valentine’s.
With great offers at the Piccadilly Hotel to help you enjoy an affordable stay, start planning your London break and read on for some ideas on how you could be marking the occasion together.
Enjoy a fantastic night out in the West End
The Piccadilly Hotel is perfectly placed for a night out in the West End, with many of London’s top theatres just a short walk away. And with so many brilliant performances to choose from, it’s a great way to treat someone on Valentine’s Day.
Choose from feel-good musicals that will have you singing and dancing, memorable dramas or enchanting ballet performances that will whisk you away to another world. With some of the world’s best talent on stage in prestigious and beautiful venues, it’s always an enjoyable way to celebrate. To help you get in the mood for a special show, start off with a Beauty and Melody Spa Piccadilly treatment to look and feel your best, before indulging in some delicious pre-theatre food at some of the great restaurants nearby.
Treat them to a special meal
Food has long been a language of love, and whatever your tastes, it’s hard not to feel a little bit pleased when you’re treated to something delicious. So this Valentine’s, why not make your trip to London extra indulgent, by treating your loved one to a gorgeous meal?
From a themed afternoon tea London to an impressive dinner at some of London’s most exceptional restaurants, there is plenty to choose from. If you really want to impress your date, you might want to book a table at Clos Maggiore, reputed to be London’s most romantic restaurant. This elegant space serves up delicious French cuisine, all set amongst a fantastical and elegant setting, with candlelit tables, breath-taking floral displays around you, and a roaring fireplace.
Or if you want to treat them with a more modern take on elegance, head towards London’s highest point at the Aqua Shard restaurant instead. Enjoy the captivating view of the city by night and see the capital’s famous landmarks from a new perspective, whilst enjoying some delectable cuisine.
Treat them to a special pamper
If your significant other isn’t someone who often takes time off to treat themselves, then a great way of showing your love and care for them is by gifting them a wonderful day of rest and relaxation. A soothing massage or therapy treatment can help unwind the body and release stress, while an indulgent facial or beauty treatment can leave them looking and feeling restored and revived.
The Rituals Spa is a great place to gift someone a special treatment, with a variety of options to choose from. The Rituals body treatments take their inspiration from Polynesian natural ingredients and traditional techniques, to provide a calming and soothing experience that revives your whole body. A luxurious facial and beauty treatment, including a professional manicure and makeup artist, will leave your looking fabulous, and ready for a special night out.
A spa treatment is a wonderful gift for your loved one to enjoy on their own, but it can be even better when you share the intimate and peaceful experience together. So why not book in for a special couple’s experience?
Indulge in London’s best chocolate
Chocolate might be the lover’s choice of food, and luckily, there’s plenty of delicious chocolate treats to enjoy in the capital. From indulgent desserts and chocolatey drinks, to quirky and unique chocolate cocktails and even savoury dishes, you can never have too much of it here.
If your Valentine’s date loves the idea of spooning up warm, molten chocolate in every variety possible, then head to the renowned café and chocolatier, Said Dal 1923 in Soho. The Italian chocolate company is the oldest chocolatier in Rome, and their London outpost serves some truly decadent experiences of the special treat. Choose from delicious cookies, cakes and desserts, or treat your date to their signature hot chocolate, which comes thick and rich, topped off with a molten spoonful of dark, milk and white chocolate.
If you fancy chocolate with a twist, then head to some of the city’s best cocktail bars, where you’ll find chocolate liqueur to be a popular ingredient on the menu. Head to the Sky Pod at 20 Fenchurch Street, where you can sample an epic combination of vodka, chocolate liqueur and fresh whipped cream, sweetened with delicious syrups. Combined with delicious flavours such as espresso, cream and a variety of spirits, a chocolate cocktail is the perfect way to start a celebratory night out.
Hide away with some of the city’s most romantic views
Lastly, enjoying some quiet, intimate time together might not seem likely in a busy city like London, but finding those special places can feel the a wonderful reward after spending a day out in the noise and fast place of city life.
There are plenty of charming places to enjoy a little quieter romance in the city, often tucked away in the most surprising of locations. Just a stone’s throw from Paddington Station, the sweet neighbourhood known as Little Venice provides a wonderful spot to stroll about, enjoy brunch or coffee, and soak up the special atmosphere of the canal-side area.
Or for cooler, wetter February days, head to the Barbican conservatory, open both day and night, to find a wonderful indoor sanctuary that is packed with lush, green tropical plants, and has plenty of discreet benches amongst the trailing leaves to enjoy a little private cuddle.