5 slightly out there things to do in London to celebrate Valentines Day
Valentines Day doesn’t have to be a boring meal!
No sir… or madam? We’ve rounded up some of London’s best offerings for the big day itself which are a little more ‘out there’.
From a mega heap of cheese to potting your own terrarium. It doesn’t get more lovely than that eh.
Take a look at our top round up below and let us know in the comments what your perfect Valentines Day date looks like…
Get ready for a night of spoken word, poetry, comedy and music championing the vagina!
The first ever Vagina Club does V-DAY, an intimate evening of spoken word, poetry, comedy and music celebrating, yes, you guest it! Vagina Day. According to the event page “It will be beautiful, it will be real and sometimes hairy, overall the evening will be nice and cozy.” Lovely.
Line-up includes Marina Avetisian, Alby Stockley, Elric Stockley, Kia Matanky-Becker, Katy Pinke and Julie G plus more to be announced!
The event is hosted by Ania Placzkiewicz, author of the Vagina Diaries book series. You can sign up for an open mic slot by emailing her on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Visit Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3BL. Get your tickets here.
KERB x The Cheese Wheel
KERB and Graham Bradbury are getting cheesy for a Valentines treat! KERB Counter is being transformed into a four course Cheese Wheel feast.
Expect your own grana-padano wheel to dunk extra long fettucine limbs into and take home after, with toppings on the side, goat’s cheese mousse, arancini mozzarella balls, tiramisu cheesecake and Chapel Down bellinis.
There will be cocktails, wines and beers at the bar throughout the night and of course, cheesy tunes!
Tickets start at £66 and include a 3 course meal and bellini on arrival.
Visit KERB Counter, Camden Lock Place, Camden Market, London NW1 8AF. Get your tickets here.
Secret London Valentines Run
Here’s a way to sweat on Valentines…
This 10km run will take you on a x-rated tour around London’s smutty past.
Meet Colonel Condom, hear about the city’s ancient sex toys and tales of bondage games gone wrong.
Each run kicks off at Cock Lane in Smithfield and ends at The Ship Pub in Soho, where each runner gets to soak up a glass of prosecco alongside all that filthy history.
You can choose from four different paces, which take place on different days. Tickets are £25-£27.14.
Various locations. Get your tickets here.
DIY Porn Workshop
No, you read that right… We told you this list is for something different!
Sexual liberties campaigner Pandora Blake heads up this very special event as she dishes the dirt on how to make porn films at home. Pandora is a proud queer pornographer and owns the fetish site ‘Dreams of Spanking’, so expect some top tips.
This is strictly an 18+ shindig and porn will be screened.
Standard tickets are £12, so it’s worth getting in early!
Visit The Book Club 100-106, Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH. Get your tickets here.
The Alfred Tennyson
Cubitt House are getting together with Jar & Fern for a terrarium workshop on Galentine’s Day, the 13th February.
If you haven’t heard of it Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate women, with ladies celebrating ladies thanks to Leslie Knope!
Guests will be provided with everything they need to create their own terrarium. They’ll also be food with manouri and courgette fritters, Scotch olives and salt cod croquettes plus much more. Tickets for the workshop cost £55 per person including the workshop, terrarium and the canapes and cocktails.
Visit The Alfred Tennyson, 10 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LA. Get your tickets here.