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Friday, 14 February 2014

Guest Post: How to spend Valentine’s Day in London

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, so it’s definitely time you found something special and memorable to do. If you are planning on spending the weekend in London, here are some great Valentine’s Day ideas:

The London Eye
What better way to enjoy London than by climbing into the sky and watching the sunset with your loved one? The London Eye has several experiences available, allowing you to be showered with luxury chocolates, champagne and canapés.
To really push the boat out, you can book a romantic private capsule with your own host, who will attend to your every need; even better, why not hire an entire dining suite, enjoying dinner, fine wines and in-capsule musician? 
London Eye, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB.

Love letters and candlelight

In a bygone age, Romantics like John Keats sent their lovers long letters, pouring their emotions and hearts into modern day works of art.
This Valentine’s Day, Caird Library will be exhibiting an incredible collection of historical love letters from famous writers and poets, revealing how courting was once done, followed by a romantic meal at 16 Seconds West Brasserie.
Tickets £96 for two non-members, call 020 8312 6608; National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF.

Lesson in Love

Selfridges will be hosting a fun and enlightening workshop with relationship expert, Susan Quilliam, discussing everything about love via 100 love-related subject questions.
Susan is a highly experienced relationship psychologist, broadcaster and writer who specialises in intimate relationships, love and sexuality, with her most recent book reinventing the classic erotic manual ‘The Joy of Sex’, so she certainly knows her stuff! 
Tickets £25, The Imaginarium, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

Lover’s leap

Valentines doesn’t get any more alternative than a near death experience, clinging onto each other for dear life as you descend Tower Bridge from a rope. That’s what’s on offer from the Lover’s
Leap Bungee Jump, where you’ll be harnessed to your loved one, gazing frightfully into each other’s eyes, before experiencing the ultimate adrenaline rush. The good news is that as soon as the jump’s finished, you can calm down over a bottle of champagne. Tickets are £120 with various locations available in and outside of London.

Long, sweet symphony

For classical music fans, Royal Festival Hall will be hosting the London Philharmonic Orchestra: Valentine's Day Concert, giving lovers the ideal opportunity to sample some of the most beautiful music ever written.
The highlight will be Rachmaninoff's romantic yet melancholic Second Piano Concerto, in addition to Dvořák's Carnival Overture, excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture. This is music to truly pull at the heart strings. 
Tickets from £39 at Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX. 

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