What to Do on Valentine's Day in London

Stuck for ideas on how to celebrate Valentine's Day in London this year? Check out our fun suggestions that your partner is sure to fall in love with!
Another year, another Valentine’s Day to make romantic plans to show our loved one we appreciate them. For some it might be a night in with a tasty takeaway and a binge-worthy Netflix show.

For others, it might be a Valentine’s Day dinner in London at a fancy restaurant, a trip to the theatre, or a relaxing walk accompanied by a nice lunch in one of the capital’s most picturesque parks.

However you wish to celebrate the day of love, check out our ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in London.


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Spend The Evening Watching a West End Musical

A popular, romantic evening out in London for Valentine’s Day has to be watching a West End show. The capital hosts some of the best productions in the world, so if you and your partner enjoy a good musical or a hard-hitting drama, there’s plenty of shows to check out.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre comes highly rated, as does The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Or how about a couple of classics, like Wicked at the Apollo Victoria or Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre.

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Plus, if you’re planning to drive to the theatre, we’ve got plenty of parking spaces in the West End available. Find a suitable parking space in Westminster or parking spaces in Covent Garden and it’s only a quick stroll to London’s Theatreland.

Indulge In a Delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you’re hoping to book one of London’s well-known restaurants for a Valentine’s Day dinner, the choices are never-ending, but it’s also a busy time so make sure you book in advance! Dinner date ideas include the three Michelin-starred sketch, located in Mayfair. Its quirky style makes it a particularly impressive setting for a fabulous dinner.

Equally, you could check out one of London’s instagrammable cafes for afternoon tea instead. Aida Shoreditch offers exclusive drinks, lush plants and eccentric displays. As you try all the cakes and pastries, you can then look forward to exploring even more of Shoreditch High Street.

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If sketch is on your radar, you can easily find a Stashbee parking space in Mayfair. On the other hand, if you’re considering a visit to Aida, you can easily find parking spaces in Shoreditch with us too.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

If long walks and parks are your thing, you will no doubt enjoy spending Valentine’s Day away from all the hustle and bustle while still enjoying the best views of the capital. Instead, check out one of the city’s beautiful parks for relaxing strolls, fun roller skating or maybe a picnic. Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath and Greenwich Park are favourites for panoramic views of London. But if you’re short on ideas, there’s plenty of London parks to choose from.

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The good news… you’ll find loads of affordable parking spaces near all of them.

Organise a Fun Activity

Perhaps you’re thinking of planning a cool activity for the both of you, but you’re not quite sure what. Well, there’s a lot of quirky activities you can check out in London for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a visit to Swingers or Puttshack for a game of mini golf. Book a couple of games of shuffleboard at London Shuffle Club or try to impress with a fiery tango class at the Tango Academy in Covent Garden.

Does mini golf sound good? Find parking spaces in White City for Puttshack or check out parking in Central London or Aldgate parking spots for branches of Swingers in the West End or The City respectively. If a visit to London Shuffle Club is on the cards, we have parking spaces in Shoreditch available, but if you wish to heat things up with tango, check out our parking spots in Covent Garden.

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There’s a whole host of great things to do in London on Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for even more inspiration, check out our pick of the best winter date ideas in London.



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And when it comes to getting to and from your Valentine’s Day plans, we have loads of convenient and affordable parking spots for you to grab. So, there’s no need to worry about pesky parking tickets during your date!

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Updated 13th Apr 2023

Written 4th Jan 2022