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An Enchanting Valentine's Day in London's West End

Get ready to experience a romantic and art-filled Valentine's Day in London's West End

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Embark on a whimsical celebration of love and art as you wander through the heart of London's West End. Let the city's rich history and culture be your backdrop as you explore the art of love.

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Art lovers

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Green Park, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross

Marvel at the iconic galleries and historic theatres, and indulge in the culinary delights of the city's eateries and bars. Create unforgettable memories on this Valentine's Day.

How often do we see art that truly captures the essence of love? With so many paintings in art history, it can be rare to find visual representations that delve into the emotional experience of love.

Prepare to be swept away by the captivating, thought-provoking, and haunting depictions of love, crafted by some of the world's most talented artists. Let these works of art move you, challenge you, and etch themselves into your memories.

Stop One: Spain And The Hispanic World Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts

Step back in time to 1768, when a group of 40 visionary artists and architects joined together to establish the Royal Academy of Arts. With the blessing of King George III, this institution has stood tall for over 250 years, commemorating and celebrating the work of countless artists.

As you wander the halls of the RA, you'll find yourself in the presence of eminence. From the statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Academy's first president, standing proud outside Burlington House, to the countless masterpieces adorning the walls, every inch of this historic institution breathes art and creativity.

Stop Two: Downstairs at The Dilly

Transport yourself to the grandeur of Edwardian England as you approach The Dilly, a historic hotel situated on Piccadilly for over a century.

As you make your way inside, be greeted by the grand doorman and marvel at the elegant colour scheme that combines classic London charm with contemporary sophistication.

This Neo-Baroque masterpiece, designed by the legendary Richard Norman Shaw in 1904, initially opened its doors as The Piccadilly Hotel in 1908 and hosted illustrious guests such as King George V.

And now, a new chapter begins as The Dilly unveils its exclusive and intimate piano bar. Descend the stairs and escape the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly to a cosy yet elegant space where you can indulge in a delicious cocktail or two.

As you settle in, be serenaded by London's talented pianists and vocalists, providing the perfect setting for a distinguished evening. Don't miss the chance to try 'The Gimlet,' an iconic 20th-century cocktail, served with a flavoured smoke bubble for added theatrical flair.

Savour drinks inspired and created using locally-sourced products, such as Chapel Down English sparkling wine from the vineyards of Kent. So, raise a glass and embrace the speakeasy vibe at The Dilly's piano bar – the perfect spot for pre-theatre drinks.

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Discover the captivating realm of London's Theatreland and immerse yourself in a world of drama, romance, and laughter. Stroll down the city's streets of entertainment and feel the pulsating rhythm of its cultural scene.

Presenting, "Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons", a charming tale of love that delves into the power of words and the art of communication. Experience the talented duo of Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner as they light up the stage at Harold Pinter Theatre.

Relax and enjoy the show as Oliver and Bernadette, a mismatched couple navigate the complexities of a society where words are limited to 140 per day. Watch their contrasting personalities unfold as Oliver, the dreamy musician, and Bernadette, the level-headed lawyer, learn to bridge their differences and uncover the essence of love and communication.

The Harold Pinter Theatre, formerly known as the Comedy Theatre, is a renowned West End theatre located on Panton Street in the City of Westminster, London. With a rich history dating back to 1881, the Harold Pinter Theatre has long been a staple of London's cultural landscape, entertaining audiences with a diverse range of productions over the years. The theatre's elegant and spacious interior, combined with state-of-the-art technology, provides an immersive and unforgettable theatrical experience.

Stop Four: 8 at The Londoner

Discover a world of love, luxury, and culinary art at 8 at The Londoner.

Immerse yourself in a truly magical experience, elevating your romance to new heights as you savour the finest in modern Japanese cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and premium spirits.

Indulge in a tantalizing array of Japanese delicacies, expertly crafted to perfection by talented chefs, each bite leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds and heart.

Take in the stunning panoramic views of the city as you dine on the 8th floor, surrounded by sophistication and relaxation. The Londoner's lounge, featuring retractable skylights, blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, offering the perfect ambience for a night of pure bliss.

Step into the Shima Garden, an all-year-round oasis, and be entranced by the mesmerizing fire pit, surrounded by booth seating and round tables. Here, join your beloved for an unparalleled dining experience, crafted to perfection for two lovebirds seeking a truly exceptional evening.

Stop Five: Overnight Stay at The Londoner

As the night falls and the hustle and bustle of the city begin to fade, retire to a luxurious room at The Londoner with your loved one.

Sink into the plush bedding, surrounded by elegant furnishings, rich fabrics, and warm lighting, and let your mind wander back over the events of the day - the art, the drama, the laughter, the music, and the delicious food.

Take a moment to admire the stunning views of the city, visible through the room's floor-to-ceiling windows, and revel in the serenity and comfort of your romantic retreat. The room is a true work of art, designed to evoke a sense of tranquillity and elegance, making it the perfect place to unwind and recharge after a busy day.

Wake up in each other's arms, ready to venture on a new day of discovery and love. Start the morning with a sumptuous breakfast in bed, featuring an array of fresh, delicious ingredients and expertly prepared dishes.

At The Londoner, they understand the importance of a remarkable experience. They strive to elevate the art of hospitality to new peaks, making it the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine's Day escape. From the moment you step through the doors, you'll be surrounded by exceptional service, attention to detail, and a commitment to making your stay as special and unique as possible.

Capturing the essence of love and art in the heart of London's West End, this is the perfect way to celebrate your love and make this Valentine's Day truly unforgettable.

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Royal Academy of Arts


The Royal Academy of Arts is a world-renowned art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London. For over 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists and offers a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Enjoy their expanded campus with free displays, new spots to eat, drink and shop, and much more.

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The Dilly


Set in the heart of London's West End, The Dilly complements the hotel's vibrant cultural and architectural surroundings. Seconds away from St James's, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square, this luxury 5-star hotel boasts a stunning indoor swimming pool and spacious, elegant rooms for hotel guests. Plus, open to both guests and visitors, enjoy a superb meal in The Terrace restaurant overlooking Piccadilly, or a mouth-watering cocktail concoction in the Maskelyn & Cook bar.

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Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre


The Harold Pinter Theatre opened in 1881 as the Royal Comedy Theatre and staged hugely successful shows, such as The Rocky Horror Show’s West End debut. The name changed in 2011 to The Harold Pinter Theatre in honour of Pinter’s work for the Comedy Theatre. The theatre recently produced Pinter at the Pinter, a series of one-act plays in celebration of Pinter himself.

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8 at The Londoner


Restaurant 8 at The Londoner is a decadent rooftop izakaya lounge that reimagines the informal and traditional Japanese style of dining and drinking. Three stunning spaces set the scene for a sophisticated rooftop experience above the capital’s most iconic neighbourhood.

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The Londoner

The Londoner Hotel


The world’s first super-boutique hotel opens its doors. In the heart of the West End, glistening in the corner of Leicester Square, The Londoner has arrived to bring luxury and second-to-none service to the city. 16 floors of luxury and 350 rooms, this urban resort is the perfect place for your next getaway. Breathtaking views, global cuisines, a wellness retreat, ballroom and meeting spaces – this hotel has it all.

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