With Valentine’s Day not so far away, love is well and truly in the air, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate the big day. If you need a bit of inspiration, we’ve put together our top pick of unique gift ideas for a romantic day out in the capital…
A West End Show:
If you're looking for Valentine's Day ideas, a spectacular West End show makes for the perfect date night. Get dressed up, go for a nice meal before and enjoy a night out at the theatre. With a range of shows to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Opt for Les Misérables or Wicked if you want to see a true classic, The Lion King for something colourful and creative, and Jersey Boys or Mamma Mia for something that will get you on your feet. The Book of Mormon is also great for adults, packed with hilarious comedy and plenty of outrageous one-liners.
The View from The Shard:
One of London’s newest and most iconic landmarks, the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. With incredible panoramic views of the city spanning over 40 miles, look out and admire the London skyline from as high as 800-feet. We’d recommend coming at night when the city is illuminated if you really want to impress. Learn all about London’s history with multimedia exhibits that tell you which famous buildings to look out for.
You can also upgrade your experience to include a delicious 3 course meal at Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Company. You’ll even get a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, so you can toast the special occasion.
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Merlin's Magical London Pass:
Explore the very best of London with Merlin's Magical London - 6 Attractions in 1! Don't worry about having to choose between your favourite London attractions, and see them all with this handy pass while saving up to £100! You'll get admission to:
- Madame Tussauds London - including the Star Wars exhibition
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- SEA Life Aquarium (priority entry)
- The London Dungeon
- London Eye - River Cruise
- DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure!
This is a fantastic ticket for those wishing to spend a bit more time in the capital, and experience the magic of London over a romantic Valentine's Day trip away. There's something for everyone that couples and families alike will enjoy, and if you don't get chance to visit all six attractions during your trip, don't worry! Our tickets are valid for 90 days from first use, so you can always pop back and finish up your trip later on.
Bateaux London River Thames Dinner Cruise:
Not many people have had dinner in a “floating restaurant” before, and if you’re looking for something a bit different, this could be for you. Embark on a one-of-a-kind dinner cruise, as you set sail along the River Thames, passing famous landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Tower Bridge to name just a few. Choose between four or five courses with mouth-watering dishes like ham hock toasted focaccia, chicken supreme with gratin potatoes and crispy polenta layered with goat’s cheese, followed by white chocolate candy floss parfait, treacle tart or white opera gateaux for dessert.
The boat has large glass windows, offering a beautiful view of the city lit up. There’s even an in-house band playing live jazz music, creating the perfect romantic atmosphere.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour:
If your partner is the ultimate Harry Potter fan, you can’t go wrong with a day out at the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Discover the making of Harry Potter as you go behind the scenes of the world-famous movies and become immersed in the wizarding world. The studio was used for over 10 years as the location for filming the movies, which means you’ll get the chance to explore genuine sets (like the Great Hall!), see real props and costumes, wander through Diagon Alley, and discover exactly how the magic was created.
Our tickets also include transportation from Central London, so you won’t have to worry about how to get there.
The Ultimate London Speedboat Experience:
Embark on something a little different this Valentine's Day, and go on an exhilarating 50-minute speedboat ride along the River Thames. You'll get an expert comedian guide to provide fantastic facts and entertainment along the way, and be able to see some of London's most famous attractions including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. This is a great activity come rain or shine, as wet-weather clothing is provided too. You'll even whizz past MI5 and feel just like James Bond, in this intimate experience as only 12 other passengers will be on board.