Valentine’s Day Events With A Difference In London

valentines day london 2013 different ideasI don’t know about you but I think that just going out for a meal on Valentine’s Day is a bit of a tired format , so maybe you should consider impressing your other half with something a little different to celebrate the occasion. I’ve put together a list of events on the 14 February that offer that little bit more – hopefully a sprinking of added culture and knowledge will help to make your day really unforgettable:

  • Love In The Natural World – Natural History Museum: Taking place between 2:30 and 3pm in the Attenborough Studio, this free talk will look at the unpleasant, dangerous and downright lethal things that can happen to a prospective suitor in the animal kingdom, and the lengths that some species go to in order to impress their mates!
  • An Evening With The Stars – Royal Observatory, Greenwich: a planetarium showing of some of the most romantic aspects of astronomy along with an opportunity to view the moon through the Observatory’s Victorian telescope should leave you dazzled
  • Valentine @ Late – Museum of London: Take yourself back to the roaring twenties and join in the fun. There’s lots to look forward to including a Charleston dance class with the London Swing Dance Society, an Absinthe tasting and edgy cabaret from Josephine Shaker
  • Valentine’s Special Event – Kew Bridge Steam Museum: There will be a unique opportunity to wander between the gargantuan steam engines at the museum in the evening, prosecco in hand. It’s a remarkable place and one of the London’s finest museums for those with a love for Victorian engineering.
  • Valentine’s Dinner – William Morris Gallery: An evening featuring a romantic dinner and a tour of some of London’s most decorative interiors, with musical accompaniment from local orchestra, the Forest Philharmonic.

What am I up to on Valentine’s Day? I’ll be going to see Great Expectations at the Vaudeville Theatre in the evening – hopefully not on my own!