If you’re like us at NL then you might be a bit sceptic of Valentines Day, don’t get us wrong we love showing our love for our loved ones (we love love as you can see) We just prefer celebrating on days that don’t only fall on the 14th of February. So if you are at a loss on what to do and the tired meal and wine at a fancy restaurant isn’t quite cutting it anymore, below you will find a little different ideas for Valentines inspo, which some might incidentally fall on the 14th (pure coincidence of course)….
Take her to the park;
NO, we aren’t suggesting to go to your local park with a swing and slide to drink cheap alcohol, let’s make this a bit classy. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee the weather but we can guarantee a prettttyy decent view and two of our favourite not so busy parks to look at them in…or just gaze into each others eyes whilst munching down on carrot sticks and hummus.
Parliament Hill Viewpoint
See some live music together;
Check out some awesome live music together, doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive either, we highly recommend the Dice App, this will take your location and see what’s near you, or type in who you want to see in the search bar, once you’ve seen a band the app will come up with recommendations for you as well! Perhaps you like a mainstream band but they’re out of tickets because they are so popular? Do not fear, you can join a waiting list and they will text you if any are available. They make it all very easy for you and it’s great for checking out some new music together.
Show her your culchurrrred side and take her to a museum;
Museum of London
150 London Wall
Friday February 2nd 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019
The Museum of London have an exhibition ‘Votes for Women’ which celebrates 100 years of women suffrage as this year marks the passing of The Representation of the People Act which enabled some women vote for the first time. It is a dedication to those women who worked for over 50 years to gain the right to vote for women, the museum have many artefacts taken from their Suffragette collection including the legendary Emmeline Pankhurst’s hunger strike medal. Best of all you get it all fo’ free!
Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
Friday February 9th 2018- Sunday 6th May 2018
If that’s a bit heavy for a date or you are interested in fashion, find yourself wearing a lot of T’s. Then get yourself down to the Fashion and Textile Museum to explore the 20th Century T-shirt culture exploring the uses of this garment from being a symbol punk, rock and roll rebellion to politics and includes some pieces by Vivienne Westwood. This isn’t too far fro Borough market either so after you have perused over the history of the T, you can go get yourselves a decent coffee from Monmouth coffee and some good wholesome market food.
Take her on a mother flippin boat;
Attracted to the Pop art work of Saved by the Bell? like to have drinks with a difference? Well you will love this barge because it has been designed by Sir Peter Blake so it looks pretty cool and you can drink a cocktail or two orrrr have brunch and a coffee, and the daisy collection (which these are a art of) do some very good coffee.
Be a couple of thes-lesbians and take her to the theatre;
London is great for theatre we have picked a few smaller theatres below which are showing some great new material with some raw performances, scripts often receiving rave reviews. Annnnd some decent re-makes of some very popular pieces.
A trendy place in Southwark with a bar where you can get a drink before the show or treat yourself and get something to eat too. A couple of plays you could see that fall over Valentines Day are ‘The Brothers Size’ which was written by the same writer of ‘Moonlight’; it is about two African-American brothers who re-unite. Or go and see ‘Winter’ which is about a businessman who meets a volatile stranger in a park. Intriguing.
The Barbican is all things Art, from theatre, dance, music, cinema to talks it has all the cultural things under one roof, have a look at their website to see if anything suits you, sure you can find something even if it ends up you just wandering around this confusing building of Brutalist style.
If you like the classics re-made then you could go and see, ‘Pinocchio’ bought to you by a team including John Terry who was the Director of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ as well as the writer of ‘Matilda the Musical’ it’s sure to be a winner for you and your date.
Whatever you do this Valentines, enjoy!