Found love in a hopeless place? Tell that special person (or people) how you feel, without even having to explicitly say it, this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re seeing someone new, celebrating an anniversary or going all-out for Galentine's, our team of cupids at DesignMyNight have rounded up the coolest events happening across the country that’ll help you show how much you care in style.
Drink Espresso Martinis In Bottomless Amounts - London
They say the espresso martini was created for supermodels, and this quirky pop-up is giving you the chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day like you’re Bella, Gigi and Kendall themselves. Strut on over to KO Coffee with your squad (or spouse) and feel the love while sipping bottomless cocktails, including four unique takes of the coffee-based classic. With tickets starting at £25, it’s a doozy.
Cosy Up Around The Campfire At This Rooftop Garden - London
Nothing says romance like gazing into each other’s eyes over a campfire, right? Take your loved one out for a swoon-worthy date this Valentine’s at Midnight Apothecary. You’ll get to sip hot toddies, roast s'mores and chomp on sizzling street food before descending into the ‘love chamber’ for cocktails and music. With tickets starting at £12 and going up to £40 for cocktails, food and plenty of other extras thrown in, it's a more than reasonable choice.
Get Competitive At London’s Resident Shuffleboard Bar - London
London Shuffle Club is getting everyone loved-up with their V-Day antics, offering a bottomless brunch with a quirky activity unlike anything else. Should you fancy showing your affection with a little competition and playground-stye teasing, this is an undeniably adorable date idea. For the singletons? Swing by the Anti-Valentine's Day party on February 14th and say, ‘thank u, next’ to the holiday while partying with your mates.
Enjoy Drinks And Jazz At The Sky Garden Without It Costing The World - London
Fancy a Valentine's Day date with a grand gesture? Sky Garden is giving London’s lovebirds a VIP experience without the hefty price tag (because love don't cost a thing, but nights out do). What’s up for grabs? Entry to one of the city’s most gorgeous venues, hand-crafted cocktails made just for the occasion and the sound of smooth jazz playing as you enjoy the view or explore the gardens.
Shed A Tear (Or Twenty) At This Boozy Screening Of Romeo And Juliet - London
Romeo & Juliet is the ultimate love story, there’s no denying it. So it seems only fitting that The Exhibit B would be screening Baz Lurhmann’s iconic take on the classic tragedy, with a brilliant date night package of a two course meal and glasses of fizz. Whether you feel like spending a very reasonable £35 on bae or you’re celebrating Galentine's Day by swooning over a young Leo DiCaprio (everyone's first crush), you're sure to get all loved-up.
Get Flirty In A Pink Ball Pit At This Mad Bar In Shoreditch - London
Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a nostalgia-filled day of jumping in ball pits, slurping themed cocktails and chomping on a heart-shaped pizza. And where better to do all this then Ballie Ballerson? London’s premier ball pit bar is flinging open the door to Justins and Haileys from across the city, inviting them to make the most of a totally romantic happy hour deal booming with swoonsome pop anthems.
Feel Like James Bond With This Thrilling Speedboat Ride Down The Thames - London
We’ve all seen the image of a couple gliding through Venice on a romantic gondola ride... now imagine what the London version of this could be. Maybe, just maybe, it’s something like what these guys are doing. The Rocket Rush is one wicked way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, as you'll be zipping down the Thames at an impressive 35 mph, while the city's iconic landmarks zoom past.
Glug Fizz After Hours With This Adults-Only Aquarium Experience - London
Did you know that seahorses mate for life? Impress your partner and pick up plenty more sea-based factoids with a trip to Sea Life after dark. You’ll get to sip on glasses of fizz and explore the shark walk, the UK’s largest jellyfish experience and plenty more without any tour groups, children or frustrating crowds blocking your view. With tickets at a reasonable £29 each, the experience is well worth doing if your date loves their sea creatures.
Get Cheesy With A Fondue Dinner On The Seafront - Brighton
While some may say Valentine’s Day is the cheesiest holiday, Brighton’s Tempest Inn are gagging for more. In fact, they’re going all-out with a fondue feast that’s almost too gouda to be true. Express your affection by dipping, dunking and drooling over sizzling hot bowls of the stuff while snuggled up in a quirky cave-like setting, or by the seafront. For those with a carnivorous streak, the fondue Bourguignonne comes with strips of prime steak, and is a steal for just £15.
Dine On A Three-Course Feast With A Side Of Cabaret And Comedy - Edinburgh
Cabaret, comedy and a three-course feast... what else could you need this Valentine's Day? Edinburgh babe Le Monde is a hot new venue, giving the city’s lovebirds the ultimate quirky date for £35 a pop. Head on over and expect to find a Moulin Rouge-esque hideaway with theatrical spectacles, burlesque, magic and more all on stage while you kick back with themed tipples and lavish tastes from across the globe.
Gaze Out At Stunning Views While Sipping On Champagne - Manchester
Make it special with a sky-high dining experience at Manchester’s gorgeous Cloud 23 and send your date’s heart into a flutter. This Valentine’s Day, the Deansgate restaurant is serving up a tempting £25 dinner deal complete with window seats (boasting impressive views from the 23rd floor) a glass of Champagne and truffles, perfect for those who like a taste of the finer things without having to bust into the overdraft.
Sip Endless Pink G&Ts At This Fabulous Bottomless Brunch - Leeds
Still waiting for your student loan to drop? You can still celebrate with a bottomless brunch at Dirty Martini. Whether you’re celebrating Galentine's as a gang or fancy gazing into your partner's eyes while munching on a birdcage for two, this Leeds bar and restaurant will knock your socks off. Expect a weekend fling of specially-made cocktails, tasty treats and an affordable price tag.
Snap ‘Grammable Cocktails At This Beautiful Chinese-Inspired Basement Bar - Birmingham
Tattu is one sleek and sexy cocktail bar, with the perfect level of ambiance for a romantic meal. Head on over for a date night and you’ll get to explore a menu of modern Chinese cuisine, think beef fillet and foie gras gyoza, with expertly-mixed cocktails to pair. Set against a backdrop of dim lighting, vintage furnishings and Asian accents (that are so Insta-worthy), it’s a luxurious affair worth splashing out on.
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