Valentine's Day Date Ideas + What To Wear

Not making a big deal about Valentine's Day, you say? It can be cheesy, but it can also be chic. An occasion is an occasion after all, and seeing as this year February 14 falls on Sunday, it's just another reason to have an extra-special weekend. Here are some of our favourite spots in and around London for Valentine's Day drinks, dinner or a weekend escape to inspire you:

DRINKS

Crazy Bear, Fitzrovia
Ritzy yet fun, with 16 versions of champagne cocktail.

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Radio Rooftop Bar at ME Hotel 
Heated patio, epic view of London.

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The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone
Recently opened so still a bit of a secret spot, The Zetter Marylebone has the feel of an elevated pub.

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Purl, Marylebone
Dark, opulent - the perfect ambience.

What to wear:
An LBD would just be contrived. Opt for a luxury cotton T tucked into a skirt or leather trousers for a looks that's coquettish yet carefree. 
3-L-R: Polka T, Oversize Long T, Stripe Bow Print T


THE DINNER DATE

Bob Bob Ricard, Soho
Old-school glamour and pretty Art-Deco details.

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Sketch Gallery, Mayfair
Undisputedly one of the coolest (and most-Instagrammed) dining rooms in London.

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German Gymnasium, Kings Cross
This recently opened restaurant has a fun concept yet a grand European feel.

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This West London institution has gilded mirrors and Gothic chandeliers for a whimsical tone.

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What to wear:
Minimalist yet beautifully tailored crepe pieces are timelessly elegant and give you a confident air. 

L-R: Bow Shift Dress / back, Bow Top, Gathered Trouser


THE WEEKEND GETAWAY 

The Barnsley House Hotel, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Providing the quintessential English escape, complete with ethereal gardens, spa and a cinema.

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Gilpin Lake House, Windermere, The Lake District
A Scandi-style set-up, this charming retreat is often voted best spa in the Lake District.

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The Witchery By The Castle, Edinburgh
The picture of this fantastical bathroom says a thousand words we feel, but you can be assured the unique location and interiors will make for a memorable one.

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What to wear:
Cashmere for the country, every time. A supersoft sweater with accents of Chinti red (or all-over) are the perfect nod to the celebration.

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