Go the Extra Mile this Valentine’s Day

February 05, 2020

Start the decade off right for love by going the extra mile for Valentine’s Day 2020. If this year has you in search of an unusual Valentine’s idea: something more creative than a romantic restaurant, a bouquet of roses and a giant teddy, then look no further than this full-day plan for some divine inspiration. Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate all weekend long.

Night: Romantic Getaway

Blue Orchid Tower Suites Hotel in London

The ultimate gesture, take your partner for a romantic mini-break in London. No-one knows how to do special occasions like hoteliers: be it a round-the-clock champagne delivery service or a luxury hotel suite with a view of the Thames River. Pick the right hotel and you can stop reading here: you won’t even need to leave your suite.

Morning: Get Active

River Thames in London

There’s no end to the quirky activities on offer in London that are sure to have you awake and ready to face the day in no time. Themed mini-golf, kayaks on the Thames, and adult-sized ball pools are only the start. The best thing about these ideas is that they are perfect whether you are celebrating Galentine’s, enjoying a family Valentine’s Day, or spending the day with your partner.

Midday: Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in London

No-one knows afternoon tea like the English. There’s no end to the eccentric ways to enjoy your tea in London, from an Alice in Wonderland themed experience, to an intricate London landmark-shaped patisserie spread, to sparkling afternoon tea in the sky in The Shard or on the London Eye. Dining like the Queen has never been quite so easy…

Afternoon: Love All Around

Valentine’s Day Lodon

Celebrate love in every one of its forms, by joining one of many love-themed events taking place this Valentine’s Day. Prepare some poetry and join the rest of London’s romantics on a love-themed poetry walk, snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy a classic romantic film at a rooftop cinema, or spend the day perusing famous love notes at the National Archives’ exhibition ‘With Love’.

Evening: Under The Stars

What could be more romantic than enjoying the stars that have watched over lovers for centuries? Dispel the notion that London’s light pollution makes it impossible to see any stars, and head to the observatories at Greenwich or Hampstead. You could also head south of the river to the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park and stargaze from the midst of their rose garden.

After a packed day, there’s nothing better than finishing up in one of our four- and five-star hotels in Central London. Get in touch with our guest relations team for more information on what we can offer you as part of a hotel Valentine’s package complete with candles, balloons, and roses for an experience you’ll never forget.