Ladies and Gentlemen, the time is upon us. The ‘make or break’ day for some truly extra couples… it is, of course, February, meaning that the Valentine’s day countdown has begun in earnest! Whoop whoop… yeah whatever. Now, personally, the 14th of February is just another day of the year to me (you should show your nearest and dearest love at any time of the year, not just because the calendar tells you to! Don’t be shy now) but, there are some diehard Valentine’s day planners out there, so this post is for you. We have events for couples, singletons and those who are anti the whole day! With that said, here are our 5 Valentine’s day events to enjoy, even if you think it’s pointless…
Theatre Deli Studios Invites You To… The St Valentine’s College Winter Prom
Now for us Brits, prom was never a big part of our secondary school experiences (more like school discos in the school hall/gym that smells like dirty socks.) It is definitely an all-American pastime though, well… according to every high school movie ever, not so much actual Americans I know. However, if you feel like you missed out on the prom experience and the big ask, then Theatre Deli Studios has you covered this Valentine’s Day! Get your promposals prepared and dust off your glad rags (the principal says it’s smart dress only) because you’re about to party with the students of St Valentine’s College at their annual winter prom.
“The St. Valentine’s College winter prom has gained a reputation over the years for being a total blow out. Every February 14th, a poor unsuspecting venue is met with an onslaught of intoxication and teenage romance. But, as we all eventually learn, love never quite works out as one expects…” Sounds enticing, right? You know it does, so go and join the teachers and students of Theatre Deli’s pop-up college to be a part of “London’s Most Notorious Prom Night”. Aka. a Valentine’s Day night you won’t forget. With a little help from the school yearbook, you can find your own way through this night of festivities and who knows what the night will bring… 😉
Little perk for our CLiKD users; show your CLiKD app at the punch stand and you’ll get one free cup! 🙂
Be there at 19:30pm dressed to impress, or be square!
Lucky Voice Presents… Valentines Schmalentines
This one is for all you Valentine’s day haters out there (or those who know that it’s not the be all and end all if you don’t have a date or plans for the 14th February.) Lucky Voice are presenting the ultimate mates experience (because if you’re going to celebrate, you should know there are more types of love than just romantic!) Move over couples, mates are here to party too! For this Valentines Schmalentines extravaganza, bring along your mates and enjoy a private karaoke room to belt out some serious tunes. You can add one of their drinks packages to your 2-hour karaoke session, exclusively for the 14th, to make it extra special!
There are two packages to choose from this Valentine’s; The Stupid Cupid Package for £45 which includes 2 pizzas of your choice, 1 bottle of prosecco and a round of house shots aka. a real good time! To go for that option, use the booking code: CUPID.
Your second option is the Mates Before Dates Package for £100 which includes 4 pizzas of choice, 2 bottles of prosecco and a round of house shots. For that option, use the booking code: DATES
*All packages are subject to 12.5% service charge.
Let’s Day Out Invites You To… The Great Gatsby Valentine’s Party
Who doesn’t love the glitz and opulent glamour of The Great Gatsby era? Really weird love story aside… (read the book or, if that’s too much, just watch the movie.) Well, this Valentine’s day, get ready to be transported back to the 1920s because Let’s Day Out are transforming a stunning Victorian warehouse into a party worthy of the one, the only, Jay Gatsby. So, get yourselves in gear, dust off those dancing shoes, find your classiest tassels and feathers because it’s time to dance, dance, DANCE!
Your illicit night of drinking and partying will take place in a secret East London location (revealed 3 days before the vent) The building itself is an architect’s dream, from the huge void of the main atrium, with its ten-metre-high, glass panelled ceiling, to the fabulous Victorian brickwork of its 19th century vaults, this is just the venue for this kind of lavish affair. The night’s entertainment will include a cavalcade of London’s most eerie, exotic and eccentric performers, a classic photo booth and a special guest DJ. Ladies and gents, time to channel your inner Jay Gatsby in a tuxedo and spats, as well as your inner Daisy Buchanan with a glamorous array of tassels and pearls. Most of all, channel their appetites for genuine hedonistic adventure 😉
An extra CLiKD community perk, if you show your CLiKD app at the bar you’ll get 1 free shot! We know, you’re welcome 😉
Doors will open at 19.30pm with the Floor Show starting from 20.30pm. You can either get early bird tickets for £45, general admission tickets for £50 or VIP tickets (access to VIP area and queue-jump) for £65. Tickets are available at the Let’s Day Out website and Design My Night
*Please note that tickets are non-refundable. The Great Gatsby Valentine’s Party requests that their strict 1920s dress code is adhered to. Entry will be refused to any guests who equate plastic, polyester or novelty items with good taste, or those wearing jeans or trainers.
London Party Pub Crawl Presents… Anti-Valentine’s Pub Crawl
Already over all this valentine’s propaganda? Then this is the event for you! Who doesn’t love a good pub crawl? Brings us right back to those good old uni days! (Hangovers weren’t such an issue back then!) London Party Pub Crawl are all about presenting an inclusive option this year, so it doesn’t feel like another happy single awareness day (because nobody wants to celebrate that holiday.)
The festivities include stops at 5 great bars/clubs, including a stop-off for some Valentine’s Rockaoke! You can get on stage and live out your superstar fantasies or you can just watch from the side lines while you join some sing-a-long action to some serious mushy/defiant rock ballads. They’ll be an array of games and goodies for all singletons in attendance (however long that status lasts, who knows? Might change that night 😉 ) Couples, we haven’t forgotten you! Don’t be afraid to join in the action, you will not be ignored here! Alcohol for all!
Aside from karaoke and games, your pub crawl ticket will also include free entry to 5 venues, a free shot at each venue, as well as drinks deals at each location. What more could you ask for? There’s also a special offer if you bring a +1. At the checkout, just select the ‘Couple o’ Lovebirds’ option and bring your +1 for 50% off. Further deals we cooked up for you guys, because we love our CLiKD community, you can use the promo-code 4EVASINGL and it will give you £10 tickets to the Anti-Valentine’s Day Pub Crawl – 50% off RRP – exclusively! Time to get drunk guys, let’s go!
Things will kick off at 7.30-8.30pm* (*You can arrive up until 9.30pm but will miss 1 venue & free shot!) and you’ll start at Piccadilly Institute: 1 Piccadilly Circus, W1V 9LA (Next to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) Tickets are £20 on the door, £15 online and £13.50 for early bird ones. You’ll be able to identify your new group of friends for the night by looking out for their hosts who will be holding a very sexy, orange umbrella outside the venue.
Presenting Valentine’s Day @ The Four Thieves…
Are you ready for the ultimate pub experience? Well then, The Four Thieves is the place for you to be this Valentine’s day! They have an arcade, they have a brewery, they have food! Need I say more?! Well, if you’re not already convinced, then keep reading because what other pub has a games room featuring remote controlled racing from Moonshine Racing, VR booths, mini-golf and retro arcade games? What other pub has their own on-site brewery? What other pub has 350 variations of gin and tonic, the very best comedians visiting every week, a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it quiz hosted by Boogaloo Stu, or an escape room immersive game!? Convinced? Then head on over to Clapham Junction for the greatest, most fun 14th February ever!
The Four Thieves’ unique spin on Valentine’s day includes the choice of 3 different packages; Package 1: The Competition offers you and your partner the chance to get competitive with Virtual reality for 2, Moonshine racing for 2 and Crazy Golf for 2. It also includes a special V-Day sharing menu created by one of the best chefs in London. This amazing sharer will create the perfect intimate dining experience for the couple before the real games begins.
Package 2: The Joker offers you and your partner a good giggle because The Four Thieves & Laugh Train Home is putting on a fantastic comedy show revolving around Valentine’s day. It’s just the thing for those of you brave enough to do Valentine’s day as a first date! (Kudos by the way, that takes some big cahonies!)
They’ve also thrown in an Anti-Valentine’s Day Special: Hate ‘N’ Live, the comedy smash hit where comedians hate on the topics YOU suggest, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy! Not to mention a V-day menu by a top London chef.
Package 3: The Close & Personal is for the hopeless romantic who knows that true love is… when your waiter finally brings you your meal! 🙂 Their chef will prepare a stunning sharer for 2 and there will also be a fun DIY Gin and Tonic experience for the couple to enjoy. Because nothing says love like a signature drink!
Things will start kicking off at 17.00pm – 21.30pm and you can get tickets starting from £32. So, what are you waiting for? Get on it!
So, there you have it. CLiKD’s 5 Valentine’s day events to enjoy, even if you think it’s pointless. Whatever you decide, I’m sure your special someone will appreciate the effort because, let’s be honest, roses and chocolate just don’t cut it anymore! Time for some originality, people! So, bear that in mind this year and we hope your Valentine’s goes as planned 😉