Easily one of London’s most charming spots for a nice leafy walk. There are plenty of independent shops, cafes and pubs to pop into along the way.

3. Go for a meal at St Katherine’s Dock

Just round the corner from Tower Bridge, this undercover area has had a recent restaurant boom. You’ll find places like Tom’s Kitchen along the marina.

4. Cruise along the Thames

In the evening take to the Thames for a pre-dinner, three-hour cruise while you drift past Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

5. Cosy up in a lovely London cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema will be showing two screenings of Breakfast at Tiffanys at 3pm or 5.30pm on the day itself (non members: £10, members, £7.50).

But if your tastes are a bit more risque, head to the Curzon Mondrian. You can opt to have Perrier-Jouët Champagne, popcorn, or wine waiting for you when you book into one of the special Valentine’s screenings of Fifty Shades Darker between the 10th – 19th February 2017.

6. See a show at the theatre

There are plenty of plays, musicals and shows on in the West End at the moment which you can grab not-too-pricey tickets for.

We recommend our show of the month, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna at the Royal Albert Hall: a dramatic love story with some pulse-racing acrobatics. Or go classic with a Shakespearean comedy: Love’s Labour’s Lost is on at the Haymarket. Who says you have to watch a love story? The Play That Goes Wrong is hilarious if you just want a good laugh.

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7. Go up high at night on the Emirates Air Line

After 7pm, the Emirates Air Line – that’s the bubble lift across the Thames – extends its ride time to 25 minutes. That means you can catch the sunset and have a little airborn snuggle as you travel from one side to the next and back. It doesn’t cost any extra, either.

8. Turn all red on The London Eye…

If you don’t mind sharing a romantic pod with a few others, you can do a 30 minute turn on the London Eye with a glass of Champagne in hand from £31.95. Or for more privacy (and quite a bit more money) you could hire a Cupid Capsule all to yourself. Special Valentine’s Day packages run from the 10th – 19th February.

9. …or rave underground in the Waterloo Vaults

The Waterloo’s VAULT festival is back. On the weekends either side of Valentine’s Day, VAULT Lates is open til 3am. Expect raving, DJs, and solar-system lolz for Galactic Love (10th February) and the House of Burlesque Lock In (17th February)

10. Book yourselves a dainty afternoon tea

What could be more romantic than stuffing your face with sandwiches and cake? Nothing, that’s what. Search our afternoon tea deals or try the five star Bentley Hotel in Kensington, where your afternoon tea includes drinking Champagne under twinkly chandeliers (£45 for two). It’s just around the corner from Harrod’s, too. Just sayin’. Or try Making Love at The Queen’s House in Greenwich. Not literally. This is Prosecco afternoon tea while listening to love stories about the ex-royal residents. Opt for a tour of the house before or after you eat (£25 pp).

11. See some spectacular blooms at Kew Gardens

Rather than buy flowers, head down to south west London for the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens. It’s on from now until 6th March.

12. Table for two, please.

Nearly every restaurant worth its salt will have something romantic planned for Valentine’s Day.

Clos Maggiore and Galvin at Windows tend to top the “most romantic” lists, so chances are tables might be be hard to come by. But Quaglino’s in Mayfair is doing an aphrodisiac-themed menu with live music, which sounds nice. Or bypass all the booking issues and buy a gourmet picnic. This way you can choose the venue and you don’t even need to do any preparation. Hot Dinners have a great list of places to order picnics from in the city.

13. Meet your next… cat

Tickets are still available for the 5.30-7.30pm session of “Moggie Matchmaking” at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. For £7, you get a glass of bubbles on arrival and the chance to get smitten with a new kitten. There’ll also be a quiz, and some paw-shaped poetry. Hey, it’s something different.

14. Go on a romantic tour of a brewery

For those of you who aren’t down with champers and Prosecco, luckily Meantime Brewery have come to the rescue. Book their classic tour for the 14th February 2017, and you’ll get to look around the brewery before being served a selection of chocolate desserts created by their in-house chefs, which have all been paired with Meantime beers. The experience is 2 hours, and costs £40 for two.