Unique date ideas for Valentine’s Day 2016
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we bring you a guide to some unique date ideas in London. Whether you want to surprise a loved one with a stunning bouquet or you’re looking for a top cocktail bar, our guide is sure to inspire you
Mr Fogg’s Tipsy Tea
On Sunday 14 February, why not treat that special someone to Mr Fogg’s Valentine’s Day Tipsy Tea? The cocktail bar’s classic Tipsy Tea has been given a romantic edge with a special offering of pink Veuve Clicquot champagne cocktails and an enticing selection of Hendrick’s Gin gin teas, accompanied with a stunning selection of delectable and delicious heart-shaped sandwiches, cakes, pastries and petits fours. This is a charming way to spend the afternoon, and guests will also be delighted by the resident pianist who brings an added touch of romance.
The Savoy’s Temptation Wheel
This Valentine’s Day, skip dinner and go straight to dessert with the Savoy hotel’s Temptation Wheel. This stylish treat pairs gourmet chocolates and indulgent desserts with the perfect cocktail. From light and fresh to rich and indulgent, each dessert on the Temptation Wheel has been matched to a chocolate and handcrafted cocktail – perfect for a romantic evening for two.
Wild at Heart bouquets
Why not go the extra mile this Valentine’s Day and swap the traditional red roses for one of Wild at Heart’s unique Valentine’s Day bouquets. Treat your loved one to a spectacular and unique floral arrangement from the famed florist. Choose a gift with a colourful twist, such as the Romantic Tulip bouquet, or opt for something wild and romantic with the Timeless Romance bouquet, featuring black Baccara roses and anemones.
Barts Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cocktail Masterclass
Barts, located on Sloane Avenue, is unveiling its cocktail-making techniques for lovers and friends, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cocktail Masterclass will give guests a lesson in the fine art of cocktail making with chocolate – a perfect combination on the most romantic of days. Guests will be shown flavour pairings before being invited to impress their dates with their own cocktail creations, and indulge their sweet tooth with some delicious treats. Following the masterclass, couples can cosy up at a candlelit table and enjoy the bar’s live jazz.
Beaufort Bar cocktails
The theatrical setting of the Beaufort Bar in the Savoy hotel is one of the most romantic locations in London and the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Famous for its unique luxury cocktails, the Beaufort Bar pushes the boundaries of cocktail making and your imagination with some truly spectacular creations. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy one of the bar’s most stunning inventions, the Impressionist, which comes to the table complete with rose-scented fog. Made with Grey Goose vodka, Miclo violet liqueur, Cherry Marnier liqueur, Ruinart Rosé champagne and rose fog, this is arguably the most romantic cocktail in the UK capital.
Cahoots Valentine’s Day Picnic
Celebrate Valentine’s Day the old-fashioned way this year with a vintage-style romantic picnic at underground bar Cahoots. Escape the London crowds and head inside for a Valentine’s Day Squiffy Picnic, featuring wicker picnic hampers filled with British cuisine and cocktails inspired by the 1940s. Guests can choose from three types of basket, each filled with traditional British sandwiches and a delicious sweet selection, and listen to live jazz music.
City Social bespoke cocktails
Jason Atherton’s art deco-inspired City Social restaurant, situated on the 24th floor of the landmark Tower 42 building, is a great place to celebrate and offers stunning panoramic views of London. This Valentine’s Day, City Social has created Damsel to Impress, the perfect cocktail for those looking for something more than traditional Valentine’s Day drinks. Customers can arrange in advance to have a small note written for their loved one on the side of the cocktail.
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