If you really want to go the extra mile this Valentine’s Day, adding a unique twist to your date is bound to have your loved one swooning. Whether you’re wining and dining, champagne swigging or movie canoodling, be sure to do it in style.
© Thames Limo
A Thames-side candlelit dinner is likely to impress, but instead of simply hailing a cab, why not whisk your date to waterside romance by chartering your very own water limousine for a truly memorable dinner arrival and/or departure. Book a table at the iconic Le Pont de La Tour near Tower Bridge, who have partnered with Thames Limo, and before indulging in cocktails and a four-course dinner, cruise your way down the Thames in your very own sleek and chic water taxi, champagne in hand.
The View from the Shard
If heights and sights are the thrill you are after, ahead of your Valentine’s rendezvous or as a pretty breathtaking finishing frill, why not make your way up to the highest vantage point in London, The View from The Shard. Enjoy a glass of Champagne Lanson whilst gazing over the 360-degree views of London’s magical skyline on the Level 69 and 72 viewing galleries. (Open from 11am until midnight on Saturday and Valentine’s Day)
To optimise your wining and dining merriment, leave the car at home, especially when a chauffeur driven Maserati Quattroporte is on the menu. The newly re-opened Sartoria restaurant on London’s Savile Row has teamed up with Maserati to offer diners the luxury of a chauffeur driven Maserati arrival and departure, on top of their special Valentine’s four-course menu courtesy of Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei.
La Belle Assiette
If you’re planning on a more sedate and intimate Valentine’s night, away from the loved-up masses, why not enjoy your own posh nosh at home. But forget sweating it out in the kitchen; hire your own private chef for the ultimate stay-date indulgence. La Belle Assiette will send a chef to your place to whip up a superb meal of your choice, from hearty vegetarian to refined Italian, fabulous fish and even Michelin-starred gourmet grub.
Couthouse Hotel Cinema
Catching a movie and dinner is another classic and cosy option, but instead of the usual musty popcorn saturated city flicks joints, sit back in the plush seats of London’s Courthouse Hotel’s private cinema, with a glass of champagne, plus a four-course dinner in the Silk Restaurant. Casablanca is showing on Saturday 13th, while Breakfast at Tiffany’s is showing on Sunday 14th (2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8pm).
Fenchurch Street at Sky Garden
If you are a die-hard love-fool planning on popping the big question this Valentines’, and want to enjoy a truly unique London proposal to remember, how does a helicopter tour over London and a private champagne infused dining experience complete with your own dedicated butler, in the Vinoly Room of the Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden sound? Kick off proceedings with a wow-factor helicopter tour of the city, followed by a private limo ride to Sky Garden, a glass of Ruinart Brit Rose NV from Champagne on arrival, followed by a bottle of Dom Perignon 2004, a selection of fine wines and a bespoke five-course menu including lobster and a gold leaf chocolate tart. Surely that effort deserves an “I do”.