February 14th is just around the corner, bringing with it the heart shaped window installations and the chocolate frenzy that takes over our beautiful city. London, out of all places where Valentine’s is celebrated, makes a point of going all out for this occasion of love, and it does so in the most spectacular and bizarre ways possible! No matter if you’re in a relationship or want to spend the day with your loved ones, student life definitely needs a touch of love, so we urge you to find your own way of paying homage to romance on the 14th. Read through our suggestions below on what to do this Valentine’s Day to tick off one more unique experience from your list.
1. Treat yourself at Charbonnel et Walker
The Charbonnel et Walker history is utterly intertwined with Britain’s, as it was Edward VII that brought together the two chocolatiers, Madame Charbonnel and Mrs. Walker to create magic. It stands to reason then, that we would never shy away from a Charbonnel et Walker reference; especially around Valentine’s Day. Their signature heart shaped boxes and sea salt or champagne chocolate truffles are a delight for your taste buds, and we can guarantee you’ll be at a loss on which chocolate box to take home after browsing through their appetising selection at the Royal Arcade flagship store near Bond Street.
2. Spend Valentine’s Day at The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is admittedly not the first place that comes to mind when you think of romantic outings, yet it’s intriguing to discover that it is organising a Valentine’s Day party! It’s going to have more than your average museum displays on the 14th of February, with a live jazz band, salsa classes and endless opportunities to educate yourself on the animal kingdom! Definitely an out of the box way to spend the celebration of love in London!
3. Hop on a Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Come on, we know you were just looking for an excuse to jump on board this bus, and what better excuse is there than offering it as a VDay gesture? Fawn over splendid views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament as you indulge in an afternoon tea experience with a Valentine’s Day twist in the form of prosecco and a rose!
4. Watch a Movie in Style
The movie doesn’t need to be romantic, but the setting can be unique. Welcome to the wonderfully relaxing world of Electric Cinema! The venue has a reputation for its variety of seating options that include beds, sofas and armchairs in an unparalleled setting that’s bound to bring out your most romantic self. You can counteract the cheesiness of the sofa seating with its cashmere wrap by choosing to see six times Academy Award Nominee Parasite.
5. Celebrate with The Stay Club
Don’t wonder why our lobbies are taking a turn for the lovingly festive with Valentine’s inspired decorations. It’s all part of the prep for our celebration of love at The Stay Club, which is going to take place on the 14th (no surprise here). Because celebrating love doesn’t have to be a thing for couples! Curious to find out more? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!