The Singles Guide To Valentine’s Day In London

It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with Valentine’s Day ideas and images – from adverts on TV to sentimental cards in shops.

We’ll see articles on our computer screens about ‘the best Valentine’s gifts for him/her’ and ‘Romantic London locations’. In the weeks and days running up to February 14th, the mass of hearts and sentimental puns are almost unavoidable. The single among us can end up feeling pretty dejected, so this year we’ve come up with some top things to do in London for singles on Valentine’s Day.

Spa toes

And relax… photo by Dennis Wong on Flickr

Have a personal pampering day

Concentrate on yourself and take a break from the world with a relaxing spa day. Get a massage, facial or another soothing treatment. You’ll forget all about those loved-up couples once the therapist works their magic.



Do some solo dining

Restaurants have begun to recognise just how many people eat alone, with a venue purely for solo diners now available in Amsterdam. London doesn’t have restaurants dedicated to single diners just yet, but there are still plenty of places to tuck into delicious dishes on your own without feeling uncomfortable. The conveyor belt-style of Yo Sushi is perfect if you’re on your own, as customers don’t have their own table. Bodean’s BBQ, Busaba Eathai, Tortilla and Wagamama are other great picks.

Get to know new acquaintances

You know you’re not the only unattached person in London on Valentine’s Day – go out there and meet people in a similar situation to you! There are lots of singles events taking place across the weekend of 13-15 February.


Spend as long as you like at a museum

Don’t bother dragging your friend along to that London museum you’ve always wanted to visit – do it alone! You can linger as long as you like at that really beautiful painting or read all the descriptions on the exhibits. There won’t be someone next to you counting down the minutes to lunch. The Museum of London is one of our favourites.

Hit the shops

Be totally selfish and treat yourself to some new clothes or that shiny watch you’ve been eyeing up. It’s acceptable because you’d only be spending the money on your other half if you were in a relationship!

Which Valentine’s Day activity for singles sounds like heaven to you? Let us know what you’ll be getting up to, or what you’ll be avoiding, this February 14th.