For the couples…
Enjoy cocktails with a view
Where📍 Cloud 23, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
If you and your partner want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, head over to Cloud 23 in Manchester. At the glam bar in the clouds, you can guzzle cocktails and enjoy a luxurious dining experience, all while taking in gorgeous panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Uber romantic and super classy too, it’ll be like falling in love all over again.
Visit a love lock bridge
Where📍 Salvage Turn Bridge, behind the Cube, Birmingham
Forget the overcrowded love lock bridges in Europe – Birmingham is where it’s at! Specifically, check out Salvage Turn Bridge, where you and your partner can take a padlock, personalise it with messages, initials or names and attach it to the bridge as a symbol of your love. And, did you know? Sweethearts throw the key into the water in the hope that they stay locked forever *inserts chorus of awwwws*.
Create personalised bouquet
Where📍 Columbia Road Flower Market, London
When: Every Sunday
The next best thing to receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers at Valentine’s Day? Picking out your very own! Just head to Columbia Road Flower Market and you can create your dream bouquet, as well as wander around independent galleries and visit quirky eateries.
For the girls
Dance, dance, dance!
Where 📍 The Dutch Master, Tower Millennium Pier, Next to Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
When: Saturday 7 February
If you’ve got a girly weekend on the cards, then do GALentine’s the right way with a boat party along the River Thames. As you bob along into the night, you can see London and its iconic landmarks all lit up, while choosing the soundtrack to your night with a silent disco. Yay!
For the boys
Have a go karting race
Where📍 Teamworks Karting, Digbeth, Birmingham
No partners this Valentine’s? No problem – just grab the lads and head to Birmingham’s Teamworks Karting for some go karting and laser tag. After you’ve raced head to head in the fastest indoor karts in the UK (#justsaying), why not chill out with a pint in one of Digbeth’s pubs? The Old Crown and The Ruin are some of our favourites.
For those who can’t escape the kids
Have the sweetest Valentine’s Day yet
Where 📍 Cadbury World, Bournville, Birmingham
The hunt for Valentine’s fun that the whole family will love ends here. Our solution? Visit Cadbury World! Because who doesn’t love chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Exactly.
For the romantic gesture types
Go to the city of love
Where 📍Paris, France
For a February 14th guaranteed to set hearts aflutter, why not whisk your loved one away to the most loved up city in the world, Paris?
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