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What’s on in Central London this Valentine’s Day Weekend
When they think of romance, the picture in most people’s minds are probably serene gondola rides in Venice, or a little étreinte passionnée beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Though whilst Italy and France may be the synonymous with l'amore, many visitors to London find that it more than holds its own as one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
For those planning to spend a love-filled few days in England’s capital when Cupid comes calling, here’s just some of the top events going on in Central London this Valentine’s Day weekend 2016.
A Night at The Movies with Piano Works
13-117 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3BX
Thursday February 11th - Sunday February 14th: 6pm
Forget over-priced cinema tickets and noisy teenagers ruining that sappy rom-com, this is a night at the movies with a difference. For four nights over Valentine's Day weekend, the house band at The Piano Works live music venue will be playing favourite movie soundtracks including those requested by punters.
To really get in the mood, there's popcorn, themed cocktails and even a Valentine's photo booth so loved up couples with have something to remind them of what an enjoyable evening this is sure to be.
Valentine's Weekend at the Keats Residence
10 Keats Grove, NW3 2RR
Saturday February 13 2016 (3pm) - Sunday February 14 2016 (6pm)
Is there anything genuinely romantic than poetry written by some of the most revered writers in history? The Keats House Poetry Ambassadors certainly don't think so, which is why they'll be inviting guests to hear them perform works not only by John Keats himself (a little Bright Star anyone?) but also by his contemporaries and other popular romantic poets such as Lord Byron.
The Saturday performance is free with admission to the house and museum, whilst the Sunday event costs £15.
Love Under the Stars
London Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, SE10 8XJ
Sunday February 14th 2016 (5.25pm and 6.45pm)
The stars are aligned, cupid is doing his thing, and the night sky creates a picture as beautiful as love's young dream itself. Presenting such views to star-crossed lovers across Central London, the Royal Observatory are offering couples the chance to look out into the cosmos through their massive Victorian telescope, before champagne and a captivating planetarium display round off this romantic night in style.
Uncle Barts Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cocktail Masterclass
Barts, Sloane Avenue, SW3 3DW
Sunday February 14 2016, 4.30pm
Whilst countless last-minute lotharios will be making the mad-dash to Thorntons on Sunday morning, those in the know will already have the obligatory Valentine's chocolate fix taken care of with tickets to this entertaining mastercall as Barts Bar in South Kensington. Led by professionals, chocoholics and those who like to celebrate with a tipple or two will learn how to make classic chocolate cocktails within the candlelit confines of this 1920s Speakeasy styled bar.
A Cosy Night in at Smart City
Locations across Central London
Valentine’s Day Weekend and all year long
Of course, there’s nothing to say that going out is the only way to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend. For many couples young and old alike, simply escaping the normal routine and enjoying a quiet few days in the lap of luxury is more than enough.
With that in mind, Smart City is right there to accommodate, with luxury serviced apartments located in the beautiful surroundings of prime: London locations such as London Bridge, Covent Garden, Moorgate and more.
With comfortable furnishings, luxury bathroom suites and fully fitted and equipped kitchens to cook up that perfect romantic meal for two, Smart City still has some vacancies left for February 11th - 15th. Guests are advise to book soon though, as this is often one of the company’s busiest periods, and those apartments won’t stay empty for very long.