For traditional romantics, nothing tops two seats for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”—except when it’s set to music and there are ballerinas. See the ballet with the one you love at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, West End, one of the most beautiful buildings in all of London.
Looking for something really sweet? Consider the Valentine’s Afternoon Tea at St. Paul’s, in the City. The amazing setting and its proximity to the Thames River will have your heart a-flutter, as will the heart-shaped finger sandwiches, scones, jams, clotted cream and chocolate mousse. Afterwards, walk it off with a trip to the Whispering Room, where you can finally let those sweet nothings soar.
For art lovers, look no further than The National Gallery’s Valentine’s Day Tour. As a reminder, the museum is located between Soho and West End. The hour-long walk will lead you to some of the most romantic art works in the gallery’s vast collection and encourage you to see love in its many different forms. Another thing to love is that it’s absolutely free!
Some Valentines are seeking a little excitement. For them, there’s Happy Valentine’s Day at Tower Bridge, where you can experience the heights of romance on the upper-level walkway high above the usual pedestrian route. With the floodlights turned on, live jazz music and a complimentary champagne and chocolate, you may hardly notice the spectacular city views as you stare into each other’s eyes. One-hour slots cost fifteen pounds per person—but you’re guaranteed to fall in love…at least with London!
There’s plenty for singles to do this holiday as well. Head over to the Seven Sins of Soho Anti-Valentine’s Party, where the theme will be “Lust,” the floor show will be burlesque and cabaret, and the music will be spun by a special guest DJ.
Another option for singles is Down With Dating at the O2 Academy in Islington. True to its name, this party replaces three-minute speed dating with “Speed Hating” and sets guests up on a “Blind Hate.” When the fun is finished, there’s the Feeling Gloomy after-party, where you just might ask someone out after all.
Of course, Valentine’s Day is all about finding the right one, so let New York Habitat match you up with a London vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Consider:
• This fun and funky 1-bedroom rental accommodation in Willesden, Camden-Brent (LN-586) on the lower-ground floor with access to private gardens. What could be more romantic? Try a terrace, decorative fireplace, colorful and spirited décor, queen-sized bed with canopy and that all-important laundry/dryer.
• A classic and spacious 1-bedroom vacation accommodation in Marble Arch, Westminster (LN-749) right across the road from Hyde Park. On the upper-ground floor of a period Victorian building, this newly renovated rental retains some original features and has hardwood floors, incredibly high ceilings, an advanced sound system, en suite marble bath with Jacuzzi, king-sized bed and laundry/dryer. What’s more, all rooms face private, secluded gardens.
Whether you’re single or coupled up this Valentine’s Day, you’re sure to fall in love with your New York Habitat vacation rental in London.
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