5 Things to do in London on Valentine’s

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Brief Encounter

In many polls the greatest romantic movie of all time and even if it was before your time, this black and white classic is the perfect Valentine’s treat for those looking for extra-special on-screen moments. A Valentine’s gem made even more of a treasure in its historic venue London’s oldest cinema – The Regent Street Cinema. And also with a free glass of champagne, you can’t go wrong. Feb 14, 6.30pm. £11-£15.

Valentines Masquerade Party

£25 gets you a complimentary cocktail and a mask at this Feb 16th Valentine’s party in Kensington organised by matchmaking specialists Elect Club. An opportunity to socialise network and matchmake with other single professionals. The night kicks off at 7pm and expect to be loving it down till 11.pm. Evening dress is a must. Feb 16 7-11pm. Hyde Kensington, 1A Kensington High Street London W8 5NP

Dirty Dancing Themed Valentines Party

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner on Valentine’s at this celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Patrick Swayze movie. The 60s, 70s and 80s dance and pop sounds will be courtesy of groove aficionados Night Call and U SUCK, forever conscious of the need to recreate the cult movie’s atmosphere. Feb 17, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU £3-£5

Seduction Late

Head off to the National Maritime Museum to find out more about the Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton affair. You’ll be encouraged to embrace the spirit of the 18th-century by hiring fancy dress and if masquerades are your thing but find yourself a little caught short you can join a class to make such a mask. Also, you get to see the love letters the couple shared and an opportunity to share your own words of love. Feb 14, 6.30pm-10.30pm. £15 National Maritime Museum, Lower Ground, Sammy Ofer Wing

Valentine’s Champagne Afternoon Tea Cruise

Take in the sights London with the one who holds that special place in your heart. This Thames cruise includes tea and champagne and the obligatory sights of Big Ben, Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye. Book your £49 ticket with City Cruises .

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Eddie Saint-Jean

Eddie Saint-Jean is an arts reviewer with a background in art theory, film and theatre.

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