Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show the one you love how much they mean to you. If you’re struggling for ideas on how best to pamper your partner next week, here are some options for you to consider, all situated right on your doorstep:
Wine and dine them at a fancy restaurant
Nothing says romance more than a candlelit table and a sumptuous selection of fine cuisine, coupled with a delicate glass of wine.
Why not try the unique decadence that is the trademark of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge, inspired by time honoured traditions of British cuisine? You may have to delay your Valentines meal here though, since the restaurant reopens on the 16th February, but it’s well worth the wait!
For a different take on Michelin star fine dining at a more affordable price, take a trip to Bloomsbury and experience the taste of modern French dining at Pied a Terre, meticulously plated and designed to bring your tastebuds to life. With both vegan and vegetarian options available, this is a perfect meal for any valentine.
Spoil them with a gorgeous gift
If you’re looking for a gift for your valentine, your first destination has to be Harrods. With everything from handbags and perfumes to jewellery and silk shirts, this luxury department store should make it a breeze to find something that your valentine couldn’t live without. With their online next day delivery options, even the most last-minute purchases will arrive on time.
Orchidya provide a range of beautiful plant and fresh flower arrangements, perfect for the one you love- especially their dedicated Valentine’s selection. Their arrangements are stunning and have to be seen to be believed! Following an appearance at Chelsea Flower Show, Orchidya opened up their bricks and mortar store in Bloomsbury as an addition to their online service.
For something a little bit sparkly, take a walk down to Harvey Nichols to discover the stunning showpieces created at Mozafarian. From single cut stones, to decadent confections of shining gold and shimmering gems, to bespoke jewellery, a piece from this jewellers will easily put stars in your valentine’s eyes.
Go for a romantic walk
Sometimes the best gifts don’t have to be the most expensive ones. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about spoiling the ones you love, but also about spending time with them. What better way to designate time specifically for the two of you, without distractions or commitments, than going for a walk around one of the many fantastic parks that London has to offer.
While they may not be at their warmest right now, a lot of the parks also have sculpture, features, places of interest and even places to grab a bite to eat situated around their green spaces. We’re sure your valentine will love to have a wander arm-in-arm and spend some quality time together.
Book a night away in a hotel
Even if you live in London, there’s something to be said for silk-soft sheets, elegant décor and breakfast that you don’t have to make. Spending a night away from home can also focus time on you and your partner, instead of all the chores you have to do or the distractions that pull your attentions away from each other.
If you’d like you and your valentine to be treated like royalty this Valentine’s Day, our hotel top choices are:
The Bulgari Hotel for their wonderful spa – pampering is definitely a Valentine’s Day experience! They also have a fantastic restaurant and bar, so you can enjoy a selection of food after your massage.
Hotel Café Royal is an iconic, luxury hotel in the heart of London. Complete with 7 signature suites, the hotel boasts an Akasha Holistic Wellbeing centre and a range of decadent spa treatments.
Wow them with a West-End experience
Taking your valentine out for the old classic – dinner and a show – is far more exciting now there’s such a fantastic array of West End extravaganzas to attend.
For a classic musical, head to the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre or Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Both these musicals are firmly situated in the West End, surrounded by wonderful eateries and shopping opportunities, so its well worth making a day of your visit.
Finally, for a laugh out loud comedy, The Book of Mormon should definitely be considered. Situated in the Prince of Wales Theatre, this musical leaves its audience smiling after the final curtain. There’s no doubt that tickets will be a Valentine’s Day present your partner will love.
Treating your valentine couldn’t be easier with all these fantastic locations right on your doorstep! That’s one of the benefits of CitySpace Storage – with facilities in both Bloomsbury and Knightsbridge, we’re always on hand to help you with your storage needs whenever you need us.