Valentines Day: The biggest pile of mush everrrrr – or a diarised date every year to appreciate the loved ones around you. However you look at it, it’s going to happen whether you like it or not! Those big red hearts plastered over every store window aren’t going anywhere fast…
I’ve been single and in relationships on various Valentines Days over the years, but one thing I noticed on my single ones, was not knowing what to do with myself on February 14th! With every single TV channel screening some lovey-dovey movie, dating programme or something red and covered in hearts, you go to switch on the radio and the “100 Greatest Love Songs” are playing Killing Me Softly, and you find yourself sitting there spoon-deep in Ben & Jerry’s like WOW – I just LOVE being single!
Why not celebrate the people in life you care about most – whether that’s your partner, your best friends or even your family! Yes, I suppose you should make the most of them every single day, but the reality is you just don’t…
So put on your favourite heels and go out and enjoy yourself! Whether that’s heading out into town or hosting your own ‘Galentines‘ or ‘Manentines‘ party… I’m sure Saint Valentine wouldn’t want anyone celebrating alone!
And just in case you need a little inspiration, I thought I’d bring you a little roundup of some exciting singles events in the city this Valentines Day…
Single’s Rooftop Circus Party at Pergola Olympia | Date: Thursday 14th February
I really love Pergola, it’s so much fun and super instagrammable for all you snaphappy social media addicts! This Valentine’s Day Pergola Olympia is hosting a Single’s Rooftop Circus Party, with each guest receiving a lock or key on arrival (great conversation starter when you’re hunting for your match). There’s a DJ, glitter station and circus acts and entertainment throughout the night!
Soho Zebranos Anti-Valentine’s Party | Date: Thursday 14th February
If anyone knows how to host a party, its Zebranos! This Valentine’s Day they’re hosting a ‘Big Throwback Anti-Valentines Party’ celebrating the very best of R&B, hip hop and commercial pop over the years. With half-price cocktails between 5-8pm everyday as standard, I know where I’d be!
Galentines Day at Tonight Josephine Waterloo | Date: Thursday 14th February
If you’re absolutely sick of men and everything about them, spend this Valentine’s Day with your favourite girls! Tonight Josephine have partnered with Benefit Cosmetics, to bring you a ‘Galentines‘ night to remember! With free makeup masterclasses from Benefit Cosmetics, and mini makeovers to follow, you’re guaranteed to be selfie-ready to party the night away!!
Silent Sounds Silent Disco Boat Party Valentines Special | Date: Saturday 16th February
Dance all night aboard The Dutch Master party boat at their silent disco, with two storeys of killer tunes, from disco to house, this party boat caters for everyone! With bars on each floor, you simply pick which channel to tune into and the night is yours! With a beautiful backdrop of London’s skyline, what’s not to love!