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One can be fun, and three's a wheeze, but some things just work better with two. Bustling, action-packed London wasn’t exactly built for die-hard romantics – so where do you go to share a quiet moment with that special someone? We know love comes in many flavours, so we’ve scoured the capital for under-the-radar spots best savoured à deux. From competitive games to head-turning cocktails, here are five of our favourites.

 

Five quirky Valentine’s Day ideas in London

  • Cosy up at Electric Cinema

    191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED

    One of London's oldest and best-loved cinemas, Notting Hill's Electric has drawn film fans for more than 100 years. Its sumptuous auditorium is fitted out with leather armchairs, footstools and side tables. Curl up with your special someone on one of the back-row sofas, or even one of the front-row double beds. There are cashmere blankets on hand if you really want to snuggle.

  • Share a drink at the Punch Room

    10 Berners St, W1T 3NP

    Cocktail lovers will go weak at the knees for a low-lit corner in Fitzrovia’s 50s-style clubroom bar the Punch Room. Its USP? The 30 seasonal and speciality punches, served for sharing in a silver cauldron. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the signature Edition Punch, a gin-based infusion with jasmine tea and oak-moss syrup.

  • Play ping pong at Bounce

    121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD

    There's nothing like a bit of playful back-and-forth to get you in the mood. Get competitive with a spot of table tennis at Bounce, a buzzing bar that mixes DJs with drop shots, and tacos with topspin. Head to the Farringdon flagship, where it's claimed the game was invented in 1901. Book in for the Sunday bottomless brunch and play through till bedtime.

  • Swoon at Tate Britain

    Millbank, SW1P 4RG

    Brush up on your swooning skills at the Tate Britain’s major retrospective of romantic artist Edward Burne-Jones. The professional dreamer used painting, tapestry and stained glass to depict myths and legends, becoming one of the leading Pre-Raphaelites of his day. It’s just the culture fix for amorous types, thanks to 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket. Until 24 February 2019

  • Lunch amid the blooms

    Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, TW10 7AB

    Say it with flowers over lunch at Petersham Nurseries – and not just with any old bouquet. Tuck into award-winning Italian fare in one of the garden centre's heated glasshouses, surrounded by flamboyant ferns and headily scented jasmine. Richmond may be slightly out of the way, but the atmospheric fairy-tale setting is worth the trip alone.

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