Things To Do for Valentine's Day in London - Love It or Hate It?

Things To Do for Valentine’s Day in London – Love It or Hate It?

An extra special, lovey-dovey/pukey-wukey To Do List for Valentine’s Day in London!

We’ve picked out some romantic ways to enjoy the day with your loved one(s), and some alternative options for those who want to escape it all!

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Her | Various Cinemas

Welcome to LA in the not so distant future, where Theodore Twombly falls in love with advanced operating system Samantha. This love story, which discovers what intimacy means in the modern world, is the inventive work of Spike Jonze. As if that wasn’t enough, the music by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O makes this offbeat treat extra special.

Check out our 2014 Film To Do List for other great films coming up this year!

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Anti-Valentine Festival | BGWMC | 7.30pm | £9

London is full of lovers, but f*ck ’em! Let’s get on down to the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club to party single or coupled. These lo-fi and lovely evenings celebrate Anti-Valentine month with stories, little films, spoken word, Weirdo Dance Offs and live music.

More Info & Buy Tickets // Check out our interview with Vera Chok

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Kiss me, Figaro! | Riverside Studios | 7.30pm | £22.50

We love a good backstage comedy romp and this one is set in the world of opera. Expect recognisable tunes from well-known classic operas, all within a rom-com twist – this promises to be a great night out for lovebirds.

Kiss me, Figaro! runs from February 12 to March 2 // More Info & Buy Tickets

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The Anti-Slam: Anti-Valentine’s Day Special | Hackney Attic | 7.30pm | £5

Roses are red

Violets are blue

We like bad poetry

How about yourself?

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Emma – Theatre Dating Event | Drink, Shop & Do + Leicester Square Theatre | 12-13th Feb | 7.30pm | £10

Oneohone Theatre Co. presents Emma, an interactive theatre adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. In this witty antidote to a conventional Valentine’s Day, the audience is invited to attend a speed-dating night hosted by the formidable Emma Woodhouse herself.

Emma runs February 12-13 // More Info & Buy Tickets

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Baby Lame’s Valentine’s Party! A NIGHT FOR THE UNLOVED | Resistance Gallery | 9pm-2am | £4/3

Baby Lame hosts an alternative Valentine’s party – in their words, “think MTV’s ‘My Super Sweet 16’… on crack, mixed with Honey Boo Boo, The Exorcist and a sprinkling of Whitney Houston’s ashes (RIP!).”

There’ll be party games, cabaret, cheap drinks to get you loose and limber, DJ’s… And not a romantic meal for two in sight!

They Say: Does Valentines day make you want to kill yourself? Feel Unloved? Suicidal? Lonely? Horny? GOOD!

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The Sexy Valentines Show| The Invisible Dot | 11-14th Feb | 7.30pm | £12.50

Offbeat comedy maestros The Invisible Dot promise a ‘night of passion, enchantment, and pure sauce, from some of the most titillating, sensuous, and flirtatious performers around. ‘. We can promise from experience that you will fall passionately in love with at least one performer per show. We fell madly in love with the gorgeous Mae Martin, who is performing on the 11th.

The Sexy Valentines Show runs February 11-14 // More Info & Buy Tickets

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London Dungeon Lates Love to Hate | London Dungeons | 6.45pm | £15

A special late evening VIP experience on Valentines weekend! Because nothing could be further from the intoxicating stench of love (ugh!) than the Victorian streets of Jack the Ripper!

Have a scream instead of a snuggle – although, it has to be said, a calming cuddle may be needed at the end…

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Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.