I am a big romantic, but sometimes find the idea of going out on Valentine's day a bit cheesy! So I've come up with a few ideas for things to do in London on the big day, which are more about getting out and enjoying the company of your loved one, rather than spending a fortune on a meal where you might feel forced to have a good time!
Why not head to Kew Gardens? From the 4th of February - 5th March, their Orchids Festival returns. It's inspired by the vibrant colours of India, and this year's festival will feature giant floral displays created using exotic orchids, rickshaws and Indian sounds.
If you're an old romantic, then there's always Keat's House, said to be the most romantic house in London. This is where John Keats fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the lady who inspired his most passionate poetry. They're holding an evening viewing, where you can listen to Keats's romantic poems and love-letters, and enjoy live jazz at a pop-up bar. Booking is essential and includes a complimentary glass of fizz!
And finally, you could head to the UK Magic Lantern Festival. It runs from the 19th of January until the 26th of February, and is part of the UK wide celebration of Chinese New Year. Visitors will discover incredible life-sized and oversized lantern scenes at this stunning outdoor event.
Whatever you do for valentine's day, enjoy yourself.....and feel the love!