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Valentine’s Day love in London

It’s February and love is in the air, which can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is on the horizon! Deciding what to do for your partner on February 14th can be tricky; do you do something traditional and romantic, or something slightly off-beat? Whatever you choose, you can be sure that London has it covered.

Join us as we explore the best places to spend Valentines with your other half. We’ll also show you some of the lovely rental properties fit for a snug night in with your loved one.

Valentine’s cooking for two

Billingsgate Market, Trafalgar Way, London, E14

2 bed flat, Canary Wharf, E14 - £580 per week
2 bed flat, Canary Wharf, E14 – £580 per week

It’s traditional to dine out at a fancy restaurant on Valentine’s night. However, if the typical  set menus aren’t your cup of tea, consider taking part in a couple’s cookery course, where you’ll learn to prepare either Rockefeller Oysters or seabass with bisque sauce. There will also be expert advice on hand, advising you on the best wines to enjoy your meal with.

Located in the Docklands, this two-bedroom apartment enjoys skyline views of the local area and would be an ideal place to enjoy your freshly-cooked dinner, as you admire each other and those fabulous views of London.



Dance the night away

Dirty Martini, 158 Bishopsgate, London, EC2

Who says Cupid’s favourite day needs to be a romantic date for two? If you’re single, we recommend enjoying a night at Dirty Martini in Bishopsgate. Happy Hour goes on until 9pm and entry is free before 10pm. Who knows, you may meet the love of your life? And if you don’t, you can certainly enjoy shaking a leg to some top tunes.

This stylish three-bedroom apartment is located in Moorgate, moments from Bishopsgate – and combines impressive views of the City with plush modern interiors. Living in this apartment means you probably won’t be single for long.

Start the day with love

Mr. Buckley’s, 277 Hackney Rd, E2

This isn’t just any Valentine’s Day pop-up breakfast restaurant; this is a Valentine’s Day symmetry pop-up breakfast restaurant. Start your day off in love, at a place where everything is served symmetrically. At least there won’t be any arguments about who got the bigger portion.

After a romantic breakfast, why not view this two-bedroom apartment, just over a mile away from Hackney Road? You can enjoy the vibrant area of Hoxton while being located a short journey from the hipster area of Shoreditch.

Dinner for two

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, 66 Baker St, London W1

2 bed flat, Baker Street, NW1 - £695 per week
2 bed flat, Baker Street, NW1 – £695 per week

The most popular thing to do on Valentine’s is to book a table at a romantic restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fine cuisine as you gaze into each other’s eyes, aww.  The food is so good at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe that you may forget about the gazing as you chow down on an excellent a la carte menu for just £19.50.

This two-bedroom apartment on Baker Street is moments from Marylebone and the West End, giving you quick access to some of London’s most popular amenities. You can even enjoy a romantic walk in Regent’s Park before settling down for dinner.

Valentine’s Day from the Shard

The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London, SE1

What is it that’s so romantic about views? There’s just something about a city skyline, lit up at night, that brings out the love in people. The Shard is offering the chance to watch the sun set in London with a chilled glass of champagne. They even have a marriage proposal concierge service, just in case you’re thinking of popping the question.

If you’re looking for something cosy and stylish for you and you partner, this studio apartment set in the redeveloped South Bank Tower, nearby The Shard, is an ideal choice.

Valentine’s Day at Keats House

Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London, NW3

Keats House, home to one of the most romantic poets, John Keats, is hosting a Valentine’s evening with poetry readings and love-letter writing classes. And if you struggle for something romatic to write, a pop-up bar will be on hand to help relax those nerves. Tickets are currently on sale for £15 per person

Keats House is located in Hampstead; one of London’s most romantic areas. This two-bedroom Georgian Cottage is moments away from the open spaces of Hampstead Heath and the charming boutiques in Hampstead Village.

Comedy Carnival

2 bed flat, Mayfair - £2,000 per week
2 bed flat, Mayfair – £2,000 per week

There are plenty of laughs to be had at the Comedy Carnival in Soho where you can enjoy an alternate Valentine’s evening. This year’s show is headlined by the award-winning Boy With Tape On His Face.

If Central London catches your eye, check out this two-bedroom apartment in Mayfair. Mayfair is one of London’s most sought-after areas and is located less than one mile away from Soho and Leicester Square.

Love is in the air

Whether it’s a romantic dinner, watching the sun go down, partying all night or something slightly different from the norm, we hope you find love this Valentine’s Day. And if you’ve fallen in love with any of the properties you’ve seen, contact us for more information and we’ll be happy to help.


About the Author

Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.