Affordable London Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

For a long time Valentine’s Day didn’t mean anything to me. Once when I was a teenager I entirely forgot it was Valentine’s Day at all and went to see Hot Fuzz at the local cinema with my brother, which was a tad awkward when every girl from school arrived with their boyfriends…

Then when Marc and I had our first Valentine’s Day together as teenagers, it all changed. We cooked a meal at home (the 3-minute pasta with tomato sauce, classy), decorated the house with chocolates, flowers and hearts, popped champagne, gorged on Thorntons¬†and I even made coupons. (Furreal).

These days I would say that we are somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. We no longer make coupons or spend money on red heart paraphernalia but neither do we let it pass us by without some sort of celebration. (I think this year will be dinner and the cinema!) So if you are like us and fancy doing something for Valentine’s Day but want to keep it relaxed, then here are some affordable London Valentine’s Day date suggestions for you:

Links to London Valentine’s Day Date Ideas:

London Autumn Date Ideas (that aren’t drinks) – including cinema experiences with a twist, free views over the city, live music, activity bars, Boris biking and climbing the 02!

Relaxed and Cosy Central London Bars for Autumn/Winter – cosy bar recommendations for tipsy snuggles

10 Good Affordable Restaurants in Central London – perfect for relaxed-yet-trendy date nights

Mother’s Day Experience Gift Ideas – from cooking lessons to high tea, some would be perfect for couples too!

London Afternoon Tea Recommendations for All Budgets – ideal if you both have a sweet tooth.

Or if you are having a Galentines day, you could check out my What to Do For a Girl’s Day Out in London post!

And if you want to hear more about mine and Marc’s story, you can check out Being Young in a Long Distance Relationship

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!