Valentine Event Ideas

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day 2019 fast approaching, it’s never too early to start thinking about planning a Valentine event to impress that special person in your life.

Events by Knight realise that this should be a special event in anyone’s diary; a chance to revel in your romantic side, wine, dine or party with your significant other and show how much you care.

So, how will you be spending the most romantic day of the year? If you’re looking for a gentle nudge in the right direction, let Events by Knight inspire you with our 12 Valentine Event Ideas in London.

If afternoon tea takes your fancy, the following London venues are sure to please:

1. Midsummer’s Night’s Dream at the Swan

Love is the theme for afternoon tea at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, London Bridge. Set the scene for Valentine’s Day with the romantic comedy of Midsummer’s Night’s Dream where mulberries from the lovers’ tree, and Oberon’s love potions are the order of the day for this valentine event.

2. Vintage open top bus tour with afternoon tea at Harrods

See the sights of London with a tour on a vintage 1950s Routemaster complete with professional guide. There’s photo stops at Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace before arriving at Harrods of Knightsbridge for cream tea and scones. After tea, why not spend time exploring this beautiful iconic store.

3. City Cruises afternoon tea on the Thames

Nothing beats a romantic cruise. Departing from Tower Pier, City Cruises offer a 1.5 hour Thames river cruise with a selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, tea, coffee or a glass of bubbly.

4. Charbonnel & Walker chocolate themed afternoon at the Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel, Stratton St, W1 host a Charbonnel & Walker chocolate afternoon tea for two. In addition to tea and sandwiches, indulge in a tempting assortment of signature Charbonnel & Walker chocolate delights, including chocolate scones, tiramisu with chocolate topping, chocolate and orange cake and truffles. You’ll also receive a gift pack including a personalised voucher and message card.
If you’d prefer to share a romantic dinner with your Valentine, the following restaurants offer unrivalled views:

5. Oxo Tower

The Oxo Tower Restaurant on the 8th floor of the Oxo Tower, South Bank offers scenic panoramic views over the Thames and London skyline. The building houses a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cocktails and live music events as well as shops and galleries, so whatever your preference, a romantic riverside destination will fit the bill.

6. Sky Garden

The Sky Garden, Fenchurch Street is London’s highest garden. The Fenchurch restaurant or Darwin brasserie offer a wide menu selection amidst exquisite landscaped gardens within a domed roof space. Breathtaking, uninterrupted 360 degree views across the City and beyond, makes the Sky Garden a wonderful choice for a romantic evening meal.

7. Portrait at Trafalgar Square

Situated three floors above the National Portrait Gallery, dinner at the Portrait provides you with a clear rooftop view of Nelson’s Column, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Whitehall. There’s an a la carte menu with a wide selection of international cuisine spanning lunch, afternoon tea and evening dinner.

8. Helix at the Gherkin

Helix at the Gherkin is located on the 39th floor of this iconic riverside skyscraper and offers a desirable dining experience from the building’s curved lattice façade. Helix is renowned for its typically British cuisine, champagnes and cocktails, and is conveniently located for the Southbank, Tower of London and riverside activities.

Perhaps you’re looking for something more than a wining and dining experience to enjoy with your loved one. London has a wealth of suitable options including –

9. Chocolate Workshops

Valentine’s Day and chocolates were meant for each other. This year, forget the traditional supermarket box and create your own mouth-watering chocolate creations. The Chocolate Museum in Brixton, South London, are holding 30 minute drop in workshop sessions where you can order from a menu of chocolate delights or make your own.

10. Rivoli Pop Up Cinema

A cinema date for Valentine’s day is a perfect setting, especially with a viewing of Romeo and Juliet or Pretty Woman. The Rivoli Ballroom has a pop up cinema with a romantic vibe – and of course popcorn, ice cream and snacks.

11. Valentine’s Day Comedy

Enjoy a brilliant night of standup comedy at Bar Rumba, Leicester Square, together with pre-event three course meal and drinks at Pizza Express Covent Garden. There’s an outstanding line up of comedy – guaranteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face.

12. Valentine’s Gala of Classical Music

Classical music lovers will love this extravaganza of passionate music performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra live at the Royal Festival Hall.

We hope our selection of Valentine event ideas and events in London has put you in the mood for celebrating the day with your beau. When it comes to event planning, Events by Knight have extensive industry knowledge, so if you’re thinking about surprising your loved one with a personalised Valentine Event, do come and talk to us.

From venue transformation, catering, entertainment ideas down to all the finer details which really do make an event special, Events by Knight will turn all your dreams into reality. Call us today on +44(0)203 130 4040 or contact us via the website.