By Laura Porter
London can be a wonderfully romantic city to spend Valentine's Day. Here are some ways to help you have a perfect day.
There's a 1940s Valentine's Day late night opening at the Churchill War Museum this year. Learn the Jitterbug, improve your love letter writing technique, buy a vintage gift at the shop and enjoy a drink at the pop-up bar.
Enjoy a romantic evening at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich this Valentines Day, including a planetarium show about the romantic sights the night sky has to offer, a chance to do some stargazing through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope. Then it's time for a glass of bubbly standing on the Prime Meridian of the world whilst enjoying the amazing view.
Times: 17:30 - 19:30 | 18:50 - 20:50
Admission: £28 Booking details.
There are lots of romantic options at The London Eye this year including a private capsule and a three course meal for one lucky couple. A poet will be bringing 'The Language of Love' from 13 to 16 February and on 14 February the London Eye will be decorated with roses and adorned with declarations of love in different languages, and the London Eye itself illuminated in red. Find and more and book in advance at www.londoneye.com.
On 14 February there are curator-led candlelit tours of Dr Johnson's House at twilight. You'll find out about Johnson's often contradictory views on love, bringing to light his complex relations with 'the fairer sex'. Tickets include a recital and a glass of wine served in the Withdrawing Room. Find out more...
Suspended 42 meters above the timeless tides of the River Thames, London’s most iconic landmark will welcome lovestruck couples to indulge in pink champagne and chocolates whilst gazing out over the unique views of the city at night.
The one-hour "Champagne and Chocolate" package costs £40 per couple and pre-determined arrival times can be arranged between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. Find out more...
Meet your purrfect match at Feline Lonely at Battersea Cats & Dogs Home. On Friday, 14 February, 5.30pm to 9pm, their London Cattery will be dedicated to helping you find your new flame – whether they are feline or not. Find out more...