Candlelit dinners and rom-coms not your thing? No worries. This year, we’re ditching a traditional Valentine’s Day in favour of some totally different things to do, whether you’re going solo, hanging with your mates or spending the day with your other half…
Doggy Dinner Date
A Valentine’s date where you can eat delicious diner food, drink champagne and hang out with your favourite furry friends? We’re interested. This weekend The Dogs Trust and restaurant Bubbledogs are teaming up to launch Microchippy, a canine café with a bespoke menu for people and their pups. All for a good cause, the pop-up has been created to raise awareness about the importance of microchipping your pets so you can be ‘together forever.’ N’aww.
Get your tickets for Microchippy here.
Doing the double (date)
Chances are you’re probably over Tinder, right? Enter new dating app Double, which lets you partner up with a friend and group chat ’til you find your perfect double dating partners. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the app has teamed up with Covent Garden’s Seven Dials, giving you the chance to win one of seven dreamy dates for you and your new found dating team – from bottomless brunches, to a three course Italian feast or a chilled out evening with pizza and prosecco. To enter just download Double and head to the Seven Dials website.
The What Would Beyoncé Do Valentine’s Party
If you’re spending Valentine’s weekend with your best friends, this one’s for you. Comedian Luisa Omielan is bringing back her sellout show ‘What Would Beyoncé Do‘ for one night only at the O2 Kentish Town Forum in London. Inspired by the ultimate independent woman the comedy show will be followed by a DJ set from presenter and DJ Olly Stock. Get tickets here.
Karen Rosetzskya at Topshop Kalverstraat
What could be a better Valentine’s Day gift that a weekend away in Amsterdam? If you’re lucky enough to be headed there, make sure you get yourself down to Topshop Kalverstraat on Saturday afternoon. Photographer Karen Rosetzskya will be giving a special pre-Valentine’s Day talk about female empowerment, her obsession with photography and her new book ‘Young Love’ – a three year project in which she documented intimate moments between young couples – it’s all kinds of adorable.
Plus, if you’re last minute gift shopping or got a big date night planned, we’ve got you covered at our Oxford Circus store. We’ll be giving away bespoke bouquets and succulents on all orders over £50 and our Personal Shopping and beauty teams will be on hand with express makeovers and outfit advice.