Valentine’s Day – a last minute survival guide

Still not sure where to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Fear not, here’s a quick guide to what’s going on this year, and what events are sure to win over that special someone.

Once – A New Musical
The tear-jerking musical about two musically entwined lovers has been garnering plaudits ever since it hit the West End last year.

Where: Phoenix Theatre, London

Only Real
If you want to impress your prospective partner with your musical cred, take them to see young upstart Only Real at NME’s showcase at The Lexington in Kings Cross.

Where: The Lexington, Kings Cross, London

Shakespeare in Love
The tale of the young Bard falling in love should make the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening with your loved one.

Where: Noel Coward Theatre, London

Love Classics
Taking place in both London and Birmingham, Love Classics is presented by the London Concert Orchestra and features classical romantic favourites, ranging from Tchaikovsky to Ravel.

Where: The Barbican, London and Symphony Hall, Birmingham

If you’re ridin’ solo…

Don’t let all of the soppy V Day fanfare put you off – it’s a Friday after all. Valentine’s Day can be just as fun for singletons, so if you find yourself alone this Friday why not check out one of the following:

Official Foals after party
Their Ally Pally show sold out weeks ago, but there’s still plenty of tickets available for the official after party at London club, Proud.

Where: Proud, Camden

An Evening With Dream Theatre
If you’re looking for the antithesis of a romantic evening with a loved one, then look no further than An Evening With Dream Theatre. The metal legends will be bringing their thunderous anthems to Wembley Arena this Friday.

Where: Wembley Arena, London

Comedy Carnival
Head south of the river for the Comedy Carnival at the Clapham Grand – there’s nothing like a good laugh to take your mind off being single on Valentine’s Day.

Where: Clapham Grand, London

Meddlers of Honour
Why not try and bag your future Valentine? Meddlers of Honour are hosting two anti-Valentine’s Day parties this year – who knows what might happen!

Where: London

For tickets and more ideas head over to our Valentine’s Day Guide.