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.

Want more? Take a peek at our guides to romantic hotels, Valentine's movie dates, theatre shows, first date spots, perfect gift ideas and Valentine's Day restaurants.

Last edited by Scarlett Welch

Last updated on 1st March 2024

The Big Bakes

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.

London Dreamtime

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.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Sunday 3rd March 2024

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. 

Karma Sanctum Soho

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.

Michelin Star Restaurants In London

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.


@ The Tattershall Castle on Various dates from Tuesday 5th March 2024

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. 

Thames Rockets

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.

Map Maison

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.

What's On at The Stratford

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.  

StreetHunt Games

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.

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 3rd March 2024

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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. 

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Sunday 3rd March 2024

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.

Paint a Pic London

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.

Sky Garden

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.

Romantic Walks For Valentine’s Day

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.