Cupid is in the Capital this month and Amba is on hand to guide you through London’s most romantic landmarks, secret lunch spots and breathtaking views, for a tailor-made Valentine’s experience. From intimate workshops and West End love stories, to extravagant confectionary and spectacular shows, you will find the perfect romantic gesture, created bespoke, just for you.
FOR THE WOO FACTOR
Awaken the senses with the ultimate dining-in-the-dark concept, Dans Le Noir? It’s philosophy is built around the sensory journey, releasing inhibitions and surprising diners in this new and unknown environment. The menu is as intriguing as the setting, with 4 surprise menus, as well as a collection of secret cocktails, on offer. It also comes with an altruistic edge, as all of the waiters are blind, giving guests a little insight into their perennial predicaments.
Wilton’s music hall dates back to the 1850s and is undoubtedly one of London’s most impressive, and romantic spots. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time with The Mozart Salons performance, including a world premiere from celebrated composer, David Lancaster. A must for the extravagant romantic.
Made in London
Personal, luxurious and the ultimate romantic experience. Create your very own rings at The Wedding Ring Workshop. Set in the heart of Hatton Garden – the world-famous home of prestigious jewellery – you can design, create and take home your unique creations, after celebrating with a glass of fizz.
FOR CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS
All Because the Lady Loves
Choccywoccydoodah is not your average sweet shop. This chocolatier-come-café is instead defined by art and design, its creations borne out of love, passion and spectacular talent. Valentine’s treats span from their Kiss Cake, Caramel Mendiants and chocolate filled hearts, to their luxury bespoke designs, for that tailor-made touch.
Enjoy a romantic classic at Everyman Cinemas, London’s independent boutique picture house. Combining cinematic masterpieces, lavish seating and in-house bar, they provide the perfect setting for Valentine’s Day romance, with screenings of favourites such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Titanic and Bonnie & Clyde.
Situated on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle provides spectacular views of the city, a romantic ambience, and a commitment to serving the best local, seasonal and sustainable fare. Its namesake dish is surprisingly superb and available around the clock, or choose the Valentine’s sharing menu for an extra special experience.
FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC
St. Paul’s Cathedral is as exquisite as London landmarks come. Climb the 259 steps up the famous dome and into the Whispering Gallery. Whisper sweet nothings into the walls and hear them travel to the opposite side, as a result of its curious acoustics.
Happily Ever After
Charm with one of cinema’s classic, and most celebrated, love stories, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, at independent Soho revival house, the Prince Charles Cinema. Finish with a visit to Tiffany & Co. on Old Bond Street for the perfect end to a perfect day.
Perfectly positioned along the Thames, the National Theatre draws a staggering 4 million visitors each year. From Greek tragedy to contemporary showstoppers, its work spans from world-class theatre and live broadcasting, to talks, workshops and events, and for one night only, will transform its deck into a St. Valentine’s pop-up restaurant, complete with an arrival drink and four-course meal.
FOR ON-SCREEN ROMANCE
The Romantic Comedy London Tour presents a unique new way to see the city, as it guides you through the most romantic locations that have shaped London’s thriving rom-com scene. You’ll learn about life behind the lens of films such as Bridget Jones’ Diary, Love Actually, Notting Hill and Sliding Doors, combined with a tour of iconic London landmarks such as St. Paul’s, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
Save the Last Dance
Strictly Come Dancing, now in its 11th year, has become an institution in British entertainment, as celebrities pair with professional partners, to compete in the ultimate ballroom dancing competition. The live show sees the contestants, dancers and judges reunite in a thrilling spectacle, each hoping to win the Glitterball Trophy.
I’ll Be Missing You
After premièring in 1989, the multi-award winning spectacular, Miss Saigon, is set to close at the end of February. This legendary love story narrates the tragic tale of a young orphan girl and her ill-fated romance with an American soldier, amid the Vietnam war – a musical must-see for theatre enthusiasts.