Enjoy A Unique Valentine's Day On London's South Bank

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Enjoy A Unique Valentine's Day On London's South Bank

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Looking for somewhere special to celebrate Valentine's Day? South Bank has a whole chocolate box full of romantic Valentine’s activities and date ideas to melt the hardest of hearts.

Love is all around

Make this Valentine's Day extra special with a romantic trip on the Coca-Cola London Eye. Special Valentine's Day tickets can include champagne and chocolates, or cocktails, or you can even hire a private 'Cupid Pod' complete with roses, champagne and chocolates to make a real statement.

Pop the question, underwater

If you're planning on popping the question this Valentine's Day then we know how you can make waves. Head to the Sealife London Aquarium, where an experienced diver will reveal your romantic message from the depths of the ocean tank. Start your day with a behind-the-scenes tour meeting baby animals before heading to a beautiful spot where, watched by shoals of tropical fish, giant green sea turtles and magical rays, a diver will emerge with a personalised 'Will you marry me?' sign. Unforgettable.

Dining rooms with a view

A riverside location, plus the top fine-dining restaurants in London equals a Valentine's meal worthy of the final scene of a Richard Curtis film. Some special highlights this February include Valentine's Day Brunch at the National Theatre Deck (a four-course twist on a classic breakfast with bottomless prosecco); and a special Valentine's menu at OXO (three courses with a bottle of champagne included). Both guarantee unbeatable views to accompany the delicious treats on offer.

Love boats: take to the Thames

There are so many romantic ways to explore London's most famous waterway. Thames Clippers give you the chance to indulge in an all-day Valentine's adventure with their hop-on hop-off ticket; add a bottle of wine for just £10. Alternatively, take a one-way trip to add a little extra watery sparkle to a night out at a top London restaurant or show. Or you can really push the boat out with City Cruises: choose from an intimate dinner cruise, a champagne afternoon tea, or take the speedboat option. Who can resist a little James Bond-style romance? Or if your Valentine likes to keep things quirky, a trip with London Duck Tours could be just the ticket.

Romantic couple's massage

Escape the hustle and bustle at Mandara Spa. Indulge in a sensual couple's massage and unwind from the stresses of modern life together. Go for the VIP package and you'll get a glass of sparkling wine with a selection of champagne truffles after your massage; then you can enjoy some time together in the spa's sauna, steam room and swimming pool.

Fabulous films at the BFI

Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon star in The Apartment

If your Valentine loves film, treat them to a date with a classic love story at the BFI this Valentine's Day. Jules et Jim, The Apartment, The Quiet Man and Top Hat are just some of the fantastic flicks on offer.

Find more Valentine's Day ideas on South Bank London's website.

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Last Updated 08 February 2016