Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whether you’re a hopeless romantic or young free and single, it’s time to make plans.
Fed up with the usual Valentine’s Day clichés? Then you’ll love our alternative Valentine’s Day events. So whether you want to master cocktail making, cruise along the Thames or learn how to make your own chocolates, read on.
Chocolate Museum – Drop-In Chocolate Workshops
What say’s Valentine’s day more than chocolate? This year, put down the Milk Tray and get yourself over to the Chocolate Museum and join in with one of their drop-in workshops. Order from a menu of melted chocolate, fillings and decorations and make your own mouth-watering chocolate creations. These sessions last 30-40 minutes so would make an excellent chocolate covered start to your Valentines celebrations.
- When: Weekedays 2:30 – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:30 – 5PM
- Where: Brixton SW9
- Cost: £12 per person
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – Valentine’s Day fun
Take your little ones out for a Valentine’s Day treat this year at Battersea Park Zoo. Get involved with helping the keepers prepare heart shaped meals for the animals before getting creative and making a Valentine’s Day card featuring your favourite creature. These drop-in sessions are during the day so an excellent chance to spoil your little cubs before a romantic evening out.
- When: 14th February, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
- Where: Battersea, SW11
- Cost: £1 per person
Thames Rockets – Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage
Looking for something to take your breath away this February? Why not book yourself onto one of Thames Rockets Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage. This 80-minute experience will certainly get your hearts pumping as you experience all the sights and sounds of London from the unique perspective of the Thames. Boarding at the London Eye, you’ll Travel at 30 knots (that’s 35 mph) past London landmarks such as Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the Thames Barrier, with knowledgeable guides to keep you entertained along the way.
- When: Various dates
- Where: Boarding at London Eye
- Cost: £39.38 per person
Cutty Sark Tavern – Cocktails with the Captain
Get a head start on Valentine’s Day and join the Captain at the Cutty Sark Tavern for a cocktails masterclass. Learn all about three classic cocktails, their history and how to make them. A perfect evening to get tipsy and inspiration for your own boozy creations. A great event for an early Valentine’s surprise.
- When: 8th February
- Where: Greenwich, SE10
- Cost: £17.50 per person
Bateaux London Cruises – Valentine’s Day restaurant cruise
For the hopeless romantic out there, board one of Batteaux London’s beautiful Parisian style floating restaurants and take in the sights of London whilst enjoying a five-course Valentine’s menu, champagne and live entertainment. Cruise the Thames in style, and make it a night to remember for you and your loved one.
- When: 14th February
- Where: Boarding at Embankment Pier
- Cost: From £145 per person
We hope something here tickles your fancy, and that you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day whatever you decide to do.