Londonís Looking Love-ly this February
Love is once again in full bloom in the capital as visitors and Londoners alike begin to plan a special and romantic Valentineís Day with loved-ones. Whether you fancy a romantic meal, a hand-in-hand stroll along The Thames, or dancing the night away with your special someone, make London your heartís desireÖ
Step back in time at the Valentineís Tea Dance on 14 February at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. Learn how to dance the Charleston, Waltz and the Foxtrot to vintage tunes, with romantic and upbeat golden oldies. For more retro merriment, The Museum of Londonís annual Valentine Late is back with a 20ís twist. Transport yourself to 1920s London, complete with live music, cabaret, dancing and curatorís talks about 1920ís fashion and sexuality.
Take a walk on the wild side with the National History Museumís special Valentineís event, Love in the Natural World, where you can learn all about the weird and wonderful courtship rituals of the worldís creatures, and how love in the natural world can be often nasty and lethal. If youíre after more educational fun, then an Evening with the Stars: Valentineís Day Special at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is perfect for a romantic evening with your sweetheart. The themed Planetarium show will give couples a chance to gaze at the stars through a gigantic telescope plus a glass of bubbly for all ticketholders and a red rose for each couple.
As always, Londonís hotels have prepared some wonderfully unique Valentineís packages so that you can woo your partner in style. Mercer Street Hotel has teamed up with leading adult lingerie retailer Coco de Mer for another year to create the ultimate Valentineís package including one nightís accommodation, breakfast and a personal gift box of Coco de Mer bestsellers. Meanwhile, at the InterContinental London Park Lane, couples can reignite their love for Italian rustic Italian cooking, with a one-on-one with Chef Theo Randall, before enjoying a special Valentineís menu at the chefís award-winning restaurant, Theo Randall at the InterContinental.
Andaz Liverpool Street in collaboration with London florist, Zayni Flowers are giving gents with green fingers the chance to create personalised bouquets for their loved ones, followed. by a lavish Valentineís Day menu. For something completely different, the quirky boutique Hotel 40 Winks will be running a Valentineís inspired theatrical Bedtime Stories session named Tales of Lust, Love and Longing to entertain and warm your heart.
For details of these romantic events and many more, head to www.visitlondon.com/valentines
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