It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, madly in love, anti the entire V-day concept or just celebrating on your own terms- Office Editor rounds up an alternative selection of ‘date nights’ for the 14th of Feb (and beyond!)

 

Try Something Out Of This World

Rather than gazing into each other’s eyes, Greenwich Observatory is offering a slightly altered gazing opportunity this Valentine’s Day. The iconic Royal Observatory will open its doors for some special after-hours sessions to celebrate the romantic season. You will be able to look up at the sky through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope, meet with astronomers and even receive a free hot drink while the stars steal the show. If that’s not guaranteed to get you starry-eyed this Valentines, we don’t know what will! Find out more here

 

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Your Anti-Valentines Answer

Does the usual, soppy sentiment of Valentine’s tend to keep you hidden away over February? Change that this year by visiting The Book Club! The Shoreditch venue is hosting a night of debauchery for broken-hearted/happily single Londoners with drag collective, ‘That’s Drag’. The game and quiz night will take a trashy, draggy twist – expect tongue in cheek humour, outlandish dance routines and wild party games. The perfect party for singletons looking to celebrate together. Find out more here and check out the fantastic ticket deals before they are gone!

 

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For The Adrenaline Junkies

If you like to get your heart racing in a somewhat unconventional manner – this date is for you! The Thames Rockets are a fleet of speed boats that offer an exhilarating trip down the river. See London at a whole different speed as the Rocket’s jet past all your favourite landmarks all while blasting out classic romantic hits. For all the couples that dare to date differently, or alternatively a great group day out, find out more here.

 

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If You’re Looking For a Bit of Glamour

The gin will be flowing and the performances will blow your mind in this exclusive London speak-easy. Expect a line-up of vintage burlesque dancers, circus performers and live music at the monthly Gin House Burlesque. This themed night promises vintage glamour and a show like no other. If you and your partner like to party this date night delight will be right up your street as the Valentine’s festivities go on until 5am. Read more and book your place at this unmissable Valentine’s party!

 

 

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The Best Mate Date

Pizza, cocktails, bottomless prosecco – is there a better mate date? And don’t forget to throw in a bit of competitive gaming, in the form of shuffling! The London Shuffle Club describe the game as “a mash up between ten-pin bowling and curling, only with better shoes”. And we have to admit, it looks rather entertaining! You can either reserve a lane between 2-8 of you or book in with their Anti-Valentine’s Bottomless Bash- This is where the pizza and bottomless booze comes in. You can even sit outside by a campfire and tuck into s’mores! We suggest rounding up your mates and booking this immediately. Find all the information here.

 

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For the Hopeless Romantics

Sometimes love really is in the air! Feel all the feels with your favourite romantic classics in the jaw-dropping Rivoli Ballroom. The picturesque South London ballroom opens its doors for a monthly film club and it’s got some treats in store for all the romantics at heart. Showings of The Notebook, Pretty Woman and Romeo & Juliet will be hitting the big screen for this unique film experience. Expect beautiful vintage interior fittingly decorated for the romantic season, all your favourite cinema snacks and of course, a bar. Surprise your sweetheart or fellow smushy single pals with an unforgettable evening of film by purchasing tickets here. 

 

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