Valentines Day is fast approaching. Instead of looking at it like a day where you are obligated to give and receive gifts, why not just look at it at a great opportunity to spend some quality time with the person you love. After all, as Mums, we can get consumed by our kids, so it is nice to take a step back and enjoy a bit of romance.
With that in mind, here are some ideas of how you can celebrate Valentine's Day in London this year. Valentine's Day may fall on a weekday, but if you can handle the anticipation, these activities would be perfect for the weekend.
Try one of these romantic restaurants for either lunch or dinner for some much needed quality time.
1. Dalloway Terrace Cuisine: British
Why itís a bit special: Beautiful and romantic decor and it is open for breakfast and all the way through to dinner and even pre theatre drinks
Location: 16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN
2. P.F. Chang's Asian Table Cuisine: Asian
Why itís a bit special: Very affordable menu but the food is still absolutely excellent.
Location: 10 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA
Contact: 01923 555161
3. Sketch London Cuisine: French
Why itís a bit special: You can dine in a pink paradise that is still classy.
Location: 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG
Contact: 44 20 7659 4500
4. Bob Bob Ricard Cuisine: English and Russian
Why itís a bit special: Equipped with a 'Press for Champagne' button at every table.
Location: 1 Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DF
5. Clos Maggiore Cuisine: French and European
Why itís a bit special: It was voted the world's most romantic restaurant
Location: 33 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD
6. La Vita Bella Cuisine: Italian
Why itís a bit special: Encompasses the spirit of Italy
Location: 16 Theberton Street, Islington, London, N1 OQX
7. Odette's Restaurant Cuisine: British and European
Why itís a bit special: Located at the stunning Primrose Hill, undoubtedly one of the most romantic and picturesque spots in London.
Location: 130 Regents Park Road, Primrose Hill,
London. NW1 8XL
8. Perbacco Cuisine: Italian
Why itís a bit special: Modern Italian cuisine with just a dash of asian influence.
Location: 636 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5RT
636 Fulham Road SW6 5RT London
Contact: 0044 207 3717 467
9. Petersham Nurseries, Richmond Cuisine: British
Why itís a bit special: Close to the river, michelin star and romantic decor.
Location: Church Lane, Richmond, Surrey
Contact: 44 20 8940 5230
10. Sexyfish Cuisine: Asian
Why itís a bit special: Serves up Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish and meat cooked on a Robata grill.
Location: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR
Contact: 020 3764 2000
11. Kitty Fisher's Cuisine: Modern British
Why it's a bit special: An incredible and extensive drinks menu.
Location: 10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QF
Contact: 44 (0) 20 3302 1661.
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