Monday, February 10, 2014

Ideas for Valentine's Day in London

We're back from Iceland!  A can't wait to tell you all about it.  It was everything that we dreamed it would be.  We even saw the elusive Northern Lights on our last night.  (I actually got some photos.)  The Hidden People of Iceland took very good care of us.  But, they did extract a small payment for their hospitality.

As we were loading the car to head to the airport, Matthew fell on the ice.  (Do you see any irony here?) Unfortunately, he dislocated his kneecap.  Ouch!!  We made a quick stop at the local hospital so they could wrap it and we just made our flight home.  He is now on crutches and scheduled for physio.  Poor dear.

I'm not the best nursemaid, so send happy thoughts to my Sweetheart.  While I take care of him, unpack and do laundry, the lovely people at Refresh Accommodation have come up with some great ideas for those of you spending Valentine's Day in London.

Valentine’s deals in London that will make any sweetheart feel loved.

London is ideal for lovers on Valentine’s Day, providing a wealth of opportunities to show your romantic side. You could enjoy London’s breath-taking skyline together as the sun sets, sample Britain’s very best history and culture or cruise along the Thames while enjoying a romantic meal, the choice is yours.
Here are some Valentine’s deals in London that are really difficult to turn down:

The Medieval Banquet - Valentine’s Day Cinderella Ball

If a bit of fantasy or role play is your thing then the Medieval Banquet could be your ideal evening, featuring a fairyland of performances from spellbinding aerialists, juggling sorcerers, dancing muses and musical virtuosos.

With a Medieval four-course banquet included, providing exquisite food from a bygone age, together with opportunities to dress up in Middle Aged laced corsets and tunics while drinking from trinkets, this offers something completely different on Valentine’s Day - romance, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

Tickets are £65 per person, including a welcome cocktail, four-course meal, unlimited wine and ale with dinner, dancing, DJ and midnight champagne send-off.

The Medieval Banquet Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, London E1W 1BP.

Bateaux London Valentine's Dinner Cruise

For something more traditional, you could try a delightful river cruise with Bateaux London, enjoying a four course meal and champagne while cruising along the Thames, gazing into each other’s eyes with London’s beautiful skyline providing the perfect backdrop. 

While aboard the Naticia you will enjoy a three-piece band and singer, providing ample opportunity for sensual after-dinner dancing.  With professional photographers on hand to capture your loving gazes and smiles, you will evoke memories of Jack and Rose in ‘Titanic’, without the unfortunate ending.

Tickets are £140 per person from Bateaux London.

Bateaux London, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU.

The London Eye

The London Eye is offering a range of romantic Valentine’s packages, allowing you to ascend  into London’s skyline while enjoying champagne, luxury chocolates and canap├ęs. With your own capsule, you can float like love birds, gazing into the distance at your future together. 

To really show that you care, a private host can attend to all the entertainment while you concentrate on setting the scene. However for a really extravagant touch, you can hire an entire dining suite, which includes a delicious dinner, wine and a private musician.

Afterwards you can walk along the Thames, hand-in-hand, admiring the view as the sun sets.

Tickets from £22.50

London Eye, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB.

Chocolate making for two

For true chocolate lovers, what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than by making your very own? My Chocolate will give you the opportunity to design and create your own deliciously rich chocolates and truffles, decorating them with ganache, edible rose petals and golden sugar.

Along the way you will learn about the chocolate making processes from bean to box, sipping champagne while dipping fresh strawberries into a fondue of melted chocolate – a deliciously indulgent and fantastically romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day.

Tickets £165 per couple from My Chocolate; with various venues across London.

How will you be spending your Valentine's Day?


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  1. What fun ideas for Valentines Day-- love it!

  2. passportsandpushchairsFebruary 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I can't wait to see more pics of the Northern Lights, so so envious! I hope Matthew is feeling better soon!

  3. So sorry that Matt got hurt, that sounds very painful!! I can so relate to injury during travel as I broke my leg in London in 2012! I was there for 6 weeks! I have booked my tickets and I will be in London in 3 weeks!! Yay! Are you busy on the weekend of March 7th? I'd love to get a coffee and just meet xx

  4. Hope Matthew feels better soon! I bet that's painful! I can't wait to see your write up of Iceland. My husband goes all the time for work and I'm now dying to go!

  5. My Valentines Day plans have be foiled by the weather as I was meant to travel. Just as well I came across your post. Wouldnt mind any of the above :)

    Valentines Day | Cologne's Love Lock Bridge

  6. Shobha, you definitely should go with him sometime. It's absolutely beautiful!!! We're gonna miss you at the tea this Sunday.

  7. He's recovering nicely. Ready for him to get back to work, if I'm honest ;) Enjoy Australia!!! I'm loving following along. I wish I was there!!

  8. I can't even imagine breaking a leg, much less on holiday. That must have been so traumatic! And Yes! We absolutely have to meet up while you are here!! I'm free that weekend, so just let me know! Can't wait to meet you in person, Tammy!!!

  9. He's feeling better. Was scary and could have been worse, but I think he'll be fine. Now to just get him back to work. He is so cramping my style. Iceland was amazing and the Northern Lights were unbelievable! I've already started editing photos. :D

  10. Sorry your plans were affected by the weather. I'm so ready for spring! We actually went to the medieval banquet for New Years Eve last year and had a fantastic time.

  11. Next time! So long as it isn't April (next school break they have almost 3 weeks off!). Hope you have fun!!

  12. It's May 17th! Mark your calendar :D

  13. Sounds great! Let's plan for Sunday the 9th! Please email me your phone number again, my phone went completely boobs up and I lost all contacts.
    I hope your honey is feeling better, but I can't imagine how long the healing process is for a dislocated knee!!! ow ow ow!!!
    Tammy xx

  14. It's in! Also just sent you an invitation to Just Go Places. still a work in progress but been a pet project for 2 years now.

  15. aaargh! as kathy would say. May 17 is the weekend of the Hive Conference in Copenhagen. I've already bought tix. They model themselves on Alt in the US and it's supposed to be really good.

  16. those are such glorious ideeas :D what will u 2 be doing?

  17. I'm not sure yet. With Matt on crutches, we'll probably just stay close to home. Maybe head over to the pub. What about you??? 

  18. no ideea as well :))) but the one thing we know is that we will celebrate Marek's bday - which is on the 2nd of March - in Koln :D A trip ahead always makes me smile! :D And don't worry about the crutches you can just stay home and cuddle up while watching a movie ;)


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