OTT Romantic Things to Do with Your Date this Valentine’s

By Ellie Smith

2 years ago

Romance cynics, look away

Wondering how to spoil your other half this Valentine’s Day? Look no further. From champagne cruises and private cinemas to dining at the most romantic table in town, these suggestions are guaranteed to sweep your sweetheart off their feet. Here’s our pick of extravagant Valentine’s date ideas.

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Extravagant Valentine’s Date Ideas 2022

Book The Savoy’s Suite Intimacy Experience

The Savoy

One of the city’s most iconic hotels, any trip to The Savoy is special – but its Suite Intimacy experience takes things to the next level. The package includes a stay in one of the hotel’s River View Suites, an in-room dining experience featuring a seafood platter and strawberry tart dessert, and a Savoy breakfast the next morning. From £1,885 per night.  

Embark on a champagne loch cruise

Boat at Loch Lomond, Cameron House hotel

Perched on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond amid the forest ferns of The Trossachs National Park, Cameron House is the stuff of fairy tales. With its own golf course, spa and fine dining restaurant, there’s already plenty to do – but its Valentine’s package adds that something special. You’ll spend two nights in the flagship penthouse suite, enjoy a seven-course tasing menu and snuggle down for a private viewing in the hotel’s newly launched cinema. The crème de la crème? A cruise around the loch on board The Celtic Warrior, complete with champagne. The Cameron Suite Valentine’s package is available from £3730 per night, 11 – 14 February 2022. Extra fees for the Loch Lomond Cruise.

Book a seat at the most romantic table in town


Dine inside The Dorchester’s shimmering masterpiece, Table Lumière. Found within Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, it’s a magical space cocooned by a luminescent graduated oval curtain and surrounded by 4,500 shimmering optical fibres which drop dramatically from the ceiling. From here, feast on a range of dishes from the team of Alain Ducasse. The tasting menu includes hand-dived sea scallops, lobster medallion and venison with kalibos cabbage, alongside champagne and fine wines. No surprise it’s a popular spot for proposals.

Enjoy a riverside dinner at Le Lodge d’Amour

Le Pont De la Tour

Dine in a riverside hut complete with your own private waiter at French-inspired restaurant Le Pont de la Tour. This February its popular riverside cheese room is being transformed into Le Lodge d’Amour, a cosy hut complete with blankets and twinkling lights. You’ll be served a lavish six-course dinner featuring dishes including Oscietra caviar, foie gras with smoked duck breast and lobster tortellino – washed down with a bottle of Moët. 5 – 13 February 2022, £200 for two people.

Hire out Bvlgari Hotel London’s private cinema

Bvlgari Hotel Cinema

Worlds away from your average Odeon, the cinema at Bvlgari Hotel London is a sleek space which you can hire out for private screenings. Pick from a curated library of 300 new and classic titles and settle down for a movie night with your Valentine in one of the capital’s most glamorous hotels. An upgrade from the sofa.

Visit London’s coolest new hotel

The Retreat Pool, The Londoner

If you haven’t checked out The Londoner yet, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity. Head to its signature restaurant, Whitcomb’s, to enjoy a luxurious four-course menu featuring seared king prawns, fillet of turbot and paprika-roasted chicken, plus a tarte au citron dessert. Enjoy alongside a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé – and for extra brownie points, book a stay in one of the hotel’s stylish rooms, plus a couples’ treatment in the dreamy new spa.

Whisk your S.O. away on a country escape

oworth Park - Ascot, Berkshire, exterior

Just 45 minutes from London sits one of the UK’s most idyllic country hotels, Coworth Park. The Dorchester’s bucolic cousin is set within acres of picturesque parkland, complete with a polo fields, stables and a world-class spa. Bedrooms, meanwhile, are decked out with four-poster beds and copper bathtubs, some with views across the wildflower meadows. Where better for a Valentine’s night away? Book the Romantic Getaway offer and find your room adorned in rose petals, plus enjoy breakfast in your room and a three-course dinner at The Barn. From £850 for two, book at [email protected] /

Dine in London’s tallest building

Aqua Shard

Take your love to new heights at Aqua Shard, a contemporary British restaurant found on the 31st floor of London’s most iconic skyscraper. Soak up the panoramic views of the city while tucking into Valentine’s specials such as burrata ravioli topped with Cornish lobster and a chocolate diamond heart with amarena cherry and lemon sorbet. Pair with love-themed cocktails like ‘Romance in the clouds’, a mix of peach liqueur, strawberry, Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom and rose syrup. 11 – 14 February 2022.

Charter a 1920s-inspired yacht

Boat in London, M Restaurants x Thames Limo

There’s something intrinsically romantic about being on a boat – particularly when the sun sets over the water. Impress your date this Valentine’s Day by booking a three-hour charter dinner around London with M Restaurants. The group has partnered with Thames Limo to create a special dining experience aboard a 1920s-inspired yacht, complete with a four-course meal, drinks and canapés. You’ll set off from Imperial Wharf, passing iconic London landmarks before returning up the river to catch the sunset. From £3,500.


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