Spending Valentine’s Day in an overpriced restaurant overflowing with other loved up couples isn’t our idea of a good time, and London has many events on offer that will give your Valentine’s Day a quirky twist.
Sleep with Sherlock – Museum of London
Unfortunately this isn’t a sexy night in with Benedict Cumberbatch, but an adults sleepover at the Museum of London where staying the night with your date is 100% guaranteed. Caveat is you’ll be going to bed surrounded by dozens of other people! The evening features an exhibition from Sherlock Homes which is open all night so you can take it in at our leisure. The museum is also putting on comedy and some detective themed activities and a three-course dinner with a Sherlock movie marathon.
Watch others fall in love on the big screen – Where is The Nomad
The Nomad pop-up cinema is screening romance movies from the 13-14th February. You can go classic with a Ryan Gosling double bill or more obscure with Harold and Maude and The Graduate on Friday the 13th. Tickets are £27.50, and this includes a glass of fizz, a hot meal and marshmallows to toast on an outdoor fire pit.
Take a Valentine’s Day cooking course for two – Sozai cooking school
There’s a huge range of cooking courses on offer, especially in London. You can learn how to cook delicious Tuscan Delicious to Thai or even bread making on Valentine’s Day. We love Sozai cooking school where you can learn how to whip up healthy and tasty Japanese cuisine. Their chefs share their skills and tips for making a wide range of dishes from sushi to authentic street food. Prices vary depending on the type of food you want to make, but roughly for a Sushi class it will cost £75.
Regrets (not for the fainthearted) – Barts Pathology Museum
The artist Robin Lee uses real hearts as his canvas for his poems. Sounds bonkers? It probably is, but it also sounds really intriguing. If you and your date aren’t the soppy type, head down to Barts Pathology Museum on February 18th where you’ll be able to view the words, pictures and specimens accompanied by themed canapés, Bloody Marys and live music.
Valentine’s Swingers at Wilton’s Music Hall
Swing Patrol and the London Gay Big Band are going to be at Wilton’s Music hall in Whitechapel on Valentine’s Day. You’ll be treated to a taster swing dance lesson before you continue to dance the night away to a twenty piece jazz orchestra performing all the Big Band classics. You’ll be wowed and entertained by their impressive sounds and be in for a night like no other.
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