From Haggerston to Tooting, prepare for the ultimate baking experience this Valentine's Day as The Big London Bake invites you for a romantic day out of competition, decorating and - of course - eating. What's more, tickets start from just £32 for these 90-minute sessions.
Quirky Things To Do on Valentine's Day 2025 In London
There’s nothing wrong with being a bit different and that is especially true when it comes to relationships. Sure, some couples are happy with a candlelit meal in a romantic restaurant, but you want something a bit different. To discover everything from baking and painting to comedy nights or immersive experiences, check out our list of unusual things to do on Valentine’s Day in London.
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Last updated on 1st March 2024
If you fancy doing something a little different this Valentine's Day then check out London Dreamtime. Grab your friends or partner and enjoy their fascinating live storytelling and music. You won't want to miss out on this.
Spend your Valentine's Day locked up at Alcotraz' prison-themed cocktail experience. You'll be dressed in orange jumpsuits and challenged to smuggle liquor in past grumpy guards and blabbing inmates in order to gain some knockout tipples in the comfort of your cell.
From Valentine's dinner and a movie the Friday before, to a romantic meal or afternoon tea on the day itself, Karma Sanctum Soho is one swish spot for celebrating with your boo. Think salmon teriyaki, katsu curry and mochi for dessert, plus plenty of bubbles too.
With venues in Shoreditch, Victoria and Islington, Flight Club is a great shout for some interactive darts this Valentine's Day. Compete with your other half on the electronic boards at these London gaming bars, while munching on pizza paddles and sipping creative cocktails.
With locations in Peckham and Hackney Wick, Four Quarters is one of London's best arcade bars. They've got old-school computer games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and the original Mario Kart, as well as a rotating menu of themed cocktails and tasty pizzas.
If you're looking to spend Valentine's Day at London restaurants, step it up a little with these Michelin Star destinations. From indulgent Indian feasts and gourmet French delicacies to carefully curated seasonal tasting menus, this city has got it all.
For chilled Valentine's Day plans, Draughts in Hackney is always a winner. Boasting shelves full of board games and relaxed interiors, you and your other half can tuck into juicy burgers, fish'n'chips, tacos and two for £14 cocktails as you work your way through the impressive collection.
Known for hosting many famous faces, The Boat Show Comedy Club is here to make your Valentine's Day a whole lot funnier with an incredible line up of comedians taking to one of London's few floating stages. Gain entry from just £6 or add on a two-course meal for £34 all-in at the ship's scenic restaurant.
Inject a little quirky into your Valentine's Day plans for 2025 with Thames Rockets. Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled speed dating activity, which includes a 50-minute part-guided experience along the stunning river (with 25 sites to be seen), followed by tunes and a complimentary drink.
Fairgame is a quirky bar in Canary Wharf that's perfect for unleashing your inner kid. Get competitive with your beau at their fairground-inspired games, before tucking into pizzas, burgers or tacos, alongside a bespoke cocktail like a popcorn old fashioned or the Fizz & Floss.
Searching for fun Valentine's Day activities for couples? MAP Maison are bursting with things to do, from afternoon teas and bottomless brunches to cocktail classes. Not only that, but there's countless spirits-based tastings and more.
Make the most out of your weekend morning by joining a rejuvenating sound bath at The Stratford hotel. Find your inner peace as the crystal singing bowls and ethereal chimes bring you calm and serenity, with help from the warm glow of candlelights around the room.
Looking for alternative Valentine's Day events in London? Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tours is taking you on a dance-walk through the city with hilarious commentary. Perfect for couples, singles and pals, this will see you flash mobbing to your heart's content.
Test out your sports skills this Valentine's Day at TOCA Social in Greenwich. Found in the O2, this digital football experience is fun for all abilities, perfect for a more active outing on the 14th. After you've finished your kickabout, head to the American-style restaurant, or checkout the Willy Wonka-inspired dessert room instead.
Whether you team up with other couples or go just the pair of you, StreetHunt Games is a great choice of quirky activity for Valentine's Day. These outdoor, self-guided mysteries combine scavenger hunt, escape room and murder mystery elements.
Unique things to do for couples on Valentine's Day in London 2025 don't get much better than The Murder Express. This award-winning immersive experience sees you chow down on four courses while the mystery and theatre unfolds.
Try out a fantastic immersive activity this Valentine's Day at The Moonshine Saloon. Their Western cocktail experience will have you becoming part of a covert operation where you'll smuggle in your own liquor, resulting in bespoke cocktails as you interact with talented performers.
The West End Comedy Club in Covent Garden is set to be one of the funniest events on Valentine's Day. Whether it's the first date or a long-term partner you're treating, you'll both be in absolute stitches from the amazing comedian's acts.
Are you and your boo big gamers? To get that racing feeling, head to the F1 Arcade in St Paul's, where you can go head-to-head with cutting-edge simulators. What's more, this venue boasts a gorgeous bar serving Champagne, cocktails and an international range of dishes.
Sparks are sure to be flying at Paint a Pic's events. With guidance from a resident artist, you'll create a beautiful masterpiece, with all materials included. Plus, to keep the vibes going, there will be fun tunes and a bar so that you can enjoy a few drinks as well.
You'll struggle to find better views than from Sky Garden, and this Valentine's Day you can enjoy a delicious sharing board and bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne with your other half. Their house DJ will be playing chilled date night tunes throughout, creating a truly romantic atmosphere.
If you're craving a taste of luxury this Valentine's Day, Butlers Restaurant at The Chesterfield Mayfair are delivering some seriously swish experiences. Treat your partner to Champagne and a delicious sharing platter or have a crack at their gin and tonic experience.
Free things to do on Valentine's Day in London? We've got those. Venture on one of these romantic winter walks, whether that's on Hampstead Heath, Greenwich Park or Hackney Wick. Plus, you can also check out some great pubs to finish up at.
If you're tired of the usual drinks and dinner, then check out one of these immersive art exhibitions on the 14th. Whether you fancy the multisensory Dopamine Land in South Kensington or the interactive media art exhibition Delight in Southwark, there's something for everyone here.