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Five romantic things to do in London for Valentine’s Day

Bored of basic dinner dates? Struggling for Valentine’s Day inspiration? Here’s five exciting events taking place in London which are perfect ways to celebrate.

Comedy Carnival

Comedy Carnival is celebrating with a ‘Valentine’s Day Stand Up Show’ at 42 Earlham Street in Covent Garden from 20:00 to 22:00 on 14 February 2023.

The evening features a showcase of international comedy from comedians: Scott Capurro, Irish comic Mary Bourke, Black Comedy Award nominee Dane Alexander and Phil Dinsdale as MC.  

In regards to last year’s show Trip Advisor said: “Valentines night was excellent. Food was brilliant and acts were very funny.”

A standard seated ticket is £20, a Pizza Express and show package is £45, or push the boat out with dinner at the Cote Brasserie and show package for £56.

So, if you’re up night of comedy, laughter and food then head to Comedy Carnival in Covent Garden.

Mozart and Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

If you’re captivated by classical tunes then the Mozart and ‘Moonlight Sonata’ by Candlelight could be perfect way to spend your Valentines evening.

Prepare for a magical night of music in the majestic setting of The Grand Temple at the Freemasons’ Hall near Holborn.

Let the bubbles flow with a complementary glass of prosecco or soft drink upon arrival, before sitting back to the beautiful symphonies of Beethoven, Mozart plus music by Bach and Chopin.

Critically acclaimed pianist Gunel Mirzayeva will perform these melodies on a Steinway Grand Piano which once belonging to Sergei Rachmaninov a great composer.

The evening is taking place on 14 February 2023 at 19:00 to 20:00, with tickets prices at £35 for ground floor seats, £25 for the balcony.

While children over six, full-time students and OAP’s can go for £20 regardless of seating choice. Proof of eligibility for these concessionary tickets is required.

Soak up the sonatas and gilded architecture with an evening of tranquillity and classical music tunes.

Rivoli Ballroom Valentine’s Day

Looking to step into the screen? Or to avoid any awkward silences on the first date?

Well Crofton Park Pictures is hosting a pop-up cinema at the Rivoli Ballroom for Valentine’s Day 2023, the cinemas red décor, glittering chandeliers and Chinese lanterns provides the perfect place for a Valentine’s Day screening.

The iconic romantic classics ‘Roman Holiday’ featuring Audrey Hepburn and Ben Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are being screened on February 13 and 14 from 19:30 to 22:30.

Two bars serving a variety of craft beer and wines will be available, as well as sweet and savoury snacks on offer, ticket prices start from £11.

The Rivoli is rich in history and original features therefore is potentially the most romantic place to celebrate the special day, so why not head to Brockley Road and step into the screen for the evening.

Lola Brandelli Canape heaven

For all the foodies out there, The Canapé Heaven supper Club is running a Valentine’s Day club on 14 February from 19:00 to 10:30 at St Peters De Beauvoir, Northchurch Terrace in Dalston.

This is an intimate 10 course dining experience accompanied with champagne and natural wines, making it the perfect date spot for a Valentine’s Day meal.

All ingredients are locally sourced where possible with vegan and vegetarian options available. Natural wines are exclusively used and supplied from Natural Born Wine.

A wine ticket includes a welcome glass of Italian sparkling, half a bottle of red or white per person and a tasting of dessert wine with the cheese course.

A sample menu includes canapés such as a carrot and tahini tartlet, salmon and sesame croquette, coffee choux bun and a selection of British cheeses.

These meals are run monthly by Lola Brandelli, a London based Food Stylist and Chef, the meal changes each month highlighting seasonal produce thereby creating a unique guest experience.

If the canapes caught your eye then head to Brandelli’s website for more information.

Big Penny Social’s Valentine’s Variety Show

Fancy a valentines evening filled with live performances, food, wine and laughter then the Big Penny Social’s Valentine’s Variety Show is the place to be.

The taproom is providing a variety of entertainment on February 14 such as Taskmaster champ Lou Sanders and music from rising soul star Zach Said.

As well as magic from Tom Brace and the show concluding with an aerial performance from West End stars Lucius and Emma and so much more.

Tickets are £20 per person including glass bubbles or a bottle of beer with doors opening at 17:00 and the talent show beginning at 20:00.

Food will be served to your table throughout the night and valentines themed small food plates are available to share alongside the pizza menu.

Why not celebrate love with your valentine while enjoying a top tier talent show at The Big Penny Social based in Walthamstow, London.

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