The best Valentine's Day date ideas to do in the UK

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to go above and beyond to show the one you love how much they mean to you.


For this special occasion, there are lots of romantic destinations and activities throughout the UK. We have gathered together some of the best ideas to help you plan something fabulous for this special occasion.

Valentine’s Cookery Class

What could be more romantic than cooking a luxurious three-course meal together? At The Avenue Cookery School, situated in Wandsworth, expert chefs are on hand to guide you through creating delicious dishes, including “Sexy Scallops with Rumpy Pumpy Ratatouille” and “Passionate Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet”. After enjoying the cookery experience, you and someone special can sit down to relax and dine on your three course meal. An added bonus is the unlimited drinks to accompany your meal.

Perhaps instead you fancy learning some cookery skills to impress your loved one with fantastic Italian dishes cooked at home? Why not consider signing up for La Cucina Caldesi’s Italian essentials class, located in Marylebone, where you will learn to make classics like Neapolitan pizza, cook the perfect steak, and even how to prepare a classic Italian dessert.

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Fresh Flower Bouquet Workshop

Giving flowers for Valentine’s Day may seem like a cliché, but this flower arranging class is much more special than a supermarket bought bunch of roses. At Stems Rebellion, located in Dalston Junction, you and your date work alongside an experienced florist to design and make a stunning bouquet of fresh flowers, seasonal blooms, and foliage. You will learn tips and hints on how to make it look wonderfully beautiful using a spiral technique and your guide will teach you about the stems you are using throughout the workshop.

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Chocolate Truffle Making Class

If you’re dating someone who loves chocolate, this is the perfect sweet activity for Valentine’s Day. R&M Chocolate, situated in Salford, are running tasty chocolate truffle making classes this February. You’ll learn lots of fascinating facts about chocolate and learn how to make sweets with your sweetheart. For an extra romantic touch, you can make a private booking for just the two of you and your chocolatier expert guide.

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Romantic Walk in the Big City

A weekend away in London is sure to offer plenty of exciting and romantic options. Staying at Park Grand Hotel Heathrow means that you are in the ideal spot to get to some of the grandest parks, castles, and gardens around the capital. Wander around the grounds of Kensington Gardens and see the magnificent palace. Take a romantic stroll around the scenic Richmond Park in South London, where you may even spot the park’s resident wild deer if you’re lucky.

London also hosts some of the best rooftop bars and restaurants. After a day of fresh air and rambling, take to the skies for some of the most incredible views in the city. The Aqua Shard is located in London’s tallest building and offers breath taking views over the city and surrounding area. Other romantic highlights to consider include the iconic London Eye and the glass walkway at Tower Bridge.

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Special Destinations

There are lots of wonderful places to visit around the UK outside of London. One of our favourites is Bath. Known as one of the prettiest cities in the south of England, this historic city of Bath has beautiful Georgian architecture and Roman baths dating back to AD43. This is a must-see city for any fans of Jane Austen. As the hometown of the famous author, visitors can take a trip to the Jane Austen centre or even take a Jane Austen tour.

Much further north, Edinburgh is a great destination for a romantic city break. If the weather is fine, take a hike up to Arthur’s Seat to enjoy the wonderful views while having a picnic. There are many quaint historic pubs in the cobbled streets of the city – perfect for relaxing together in the evening.

For the more adventurous couples, pack your hiking boots and head to Cader Idris in Snowdonia. At just under 1000m, Cader Idris is the highest mountain in southern Snowdonia. It is a popular peak with hikers, due to the stunning scenery and crystal clear lakes. With over 100 campsites nearby, you can stay overnight and spend a romantic night sleeping under the stars.

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