Valentine’s Day gift ideas: Shows, events and attractions for all occasions
Make your Valentine’s Day a night to remember with a trip to the West End. With world-class shows and incredible restaurants on every street corner, don’t miss your chance to step inside a theatrical world full of passion, intensity and romance. Whether you’re looking to woo someone on a first date or you’re looking to impress this Valentine’s Day, we’ve sorted out the best shows and places to visit in the capital in order to celebrate the occasion. So, let us strike the cupid bow for you and enjoy an evening of luxury with an unforgettable night out with these ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts.
Valentine’s Day gifts: West End shows for all occasions
Shows and attractions for the first date
Taking someone to the theatre for a first date can seem like a daunting prospect, but it may be the start of a lifetime of memories together. To help you decide, we’ve got a couple of entertaining shows that would make a great choice for Valentine’s Day gifts to impress on a first date.
If you’re wanting to impress someone who loves films, we recommend the stage adaptation of School of Rock, currently sending audiences into a frenzy at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. There’s no time for playground games like kiss-chase here though. See Dewey Finn and the kids of Horace Green come together in this musical spectacular in a show where regardless of age, you’ll want to rock out on your air guitar. It’s the perfect show to strum at your heartstrings and show how both of you like to have fun.
If you’re looking to see the sights of London, then why not enjoy a stylish afternoon tea on board the B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus? During a 90-minute bus ride on a traditional 1960s London Routemaster bus, you’ll be able to eat delicious sandwiches, pastries and desserts as you drive past the capital’s greatest landmarks. This isn’t your typical bus ride through London – so get ready to relax on London’s roads!
Shows and attractions that will impress your partner
Wanting to see something special this Valentine’s Day but unsure where to start? If you’re looking to push the boat out, we recommend shows that are running for a limited engagement. We’ve got a couple of shows lined up for you that we think will impress both you and your Valentine’s date.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary since the company’s UK premiere, witness the unbelievable acrobatic tricks and stunts at Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia at the Royal Albert Hall. Exploring the sights and sounds of Mexico, see traditional and contemporary styles collide together in a collage of miscellaneous styles, genres and cultures with endless possibilities. So, if you’re looking for a spectacular show that’s bound to impress this Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing better than Luzia.
Looking for a night of fine dining this Valentine’s Day? With over 30 of London’s top restaurants to choose from, you’ll be able to find the menu for you that’s in your budget! From well-known restaurants like Planet Hollywood to high-street chains and fancier affairs, dine out on some of the best meals in the capital without the worry of waiting for hours for a table!
West End shows and attractions to add that special touch
Visiting the city as part of a special getaway for Valentine’s Day? If you’re looking to add glamour to your trip or laugh your troubles away, a visit to the West End is sure to add a touch of class. Whether it’s the newest production you’re after or a show that’s been loved by audiences for years, we’ve handpicked shows that are guaranteed to please as Valentine’s Day gifts.
Tick off The Book of Mormon on your West End bucket list and take a visit to the Prince of Wales Theatre this Valentine’s Day. Having played a continuous run since 2013, it’s grown to become a beloved staple of West End theatre, following the fictional story of Mormon missionaries as they are sent to Uganda. See Elder Price and Elder Cunningham stumble through their mission, attempting to convert villagers and find themselves along the way. With a hysterical score including “Turn It Off”, “Joseph Smith American Moses” and “Tomorrow is a Latter Day”, The Book of Mormon pushes the boundaries of musical theatre making it a special show to round off your Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Looking for Valentine’s Day gifts to really push the boat out? Cruise down the River Thames in style on a London Showboat Cruise. Over the course of three hours, see London’s iconic landmarks from the water and enjoy a four-course meal that’s accompanied by live singers performing show tunes and top hits. With the party going all night long, there’s no better way to enjoy London by night.
For an even greater range of shows to choose from, we’ve put a guide together of shows that ooze romance for a love-filled evening special all year round. To make your night even more special, we’ve selected the best restaurants in and around the West End, so you’ll also be able to dine with your Valentine in style.