It’s that time of the year again, and the word “Valentines”has been magnified in every newspaper, magazine, social media site and shop window, oh, and let's not forget witnessing the big stuffed teddy bears and red roses everywhere you look. So cute!
For most couples, this day is about expressing your feelings for your best friend, loved one, and soul mate. But as for singletons like myself, I prefer to spend the day with my mother and sister who are my best friend's and dedicate that quality time to eachother. But since I live in the big city of London, I think there are plenty of activities on offer for both loved up couples and singletons. So let's get into the Top 20 “coupled-up or non-coupled up” activities to do for Valentine’s Day this year.
Top 10: Coupled Up Activities
1) Spa Day retreat
2) Dive into Ballie Ballerson
Relive your childhood and jump into the biggest adult ball pit in Shoreditch, London. With cocktails, food and some of your favourite tunes to keep you going, Ballie Ballerson continues to be a big hit and an amazing day or night out.
3) Romantic Getaway
Take a trip to your favourite getaway spot. Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, BA flights have special offers on most European destinations. Check it out and take the plunge to your romantic getaway together.
4) Re-kindle your first dinner date
5) Couples Boat Ride
6) Spontaneous Hot Air Balloon Ride
7) Couples Night In
Order your favourite takeaway and opt for a cosy night in. Put on your favourite film, one that you both ideally share a love for - maybe not Bridgette Jones Diary or Thelma & Louise, unless your man is a fan too!
8) Night at the Museum
If you like art and viewing amazing exhibitions, why not take a late evening journey to museums such as the Barbican, National Portrait Gallery or Tate Britain. Entertain yourself with museum tours, films, depending what’s on and pick up an item from the gift shop.
9) Perform a song
Be spontaneous and perform his/her favourite song on a train platform. Awkward - yep, I know, but they will never expect this one coming and wiill remember this forever,.
10) Indoor Skydiving
Top 10: Non-Coupled up activities
1) Cosy Day at home
2) Life Drawing and Painting class
3) Experience a Silent Disco
Take a group of your closest friends and “shake your bum bum” at a silent disco. You can be Rickie Martin, hell, you can even be the next Mariah Carey, either way it’s about having fun and doing something totally different.
4) Afternoon Tea
5) Shopping Day Treat
Avoid the commercial celebration altogether and take the day off. Treat yourself, (which is what I’m planning to do.) Make a day of it and pamper, pamper, pamper!
6) Catch up time with Netflix
7) Home Living
8) Read your favorite book
9) Catch up with old pals
10) Fun Day at the Zoo