7 "alternative" things to do for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is round the corner and it's often too easy to settle for the predictable restaurant date or trip to the theatre. Now, there's nothing wrong with good food and entertainment but sometimes you have to switch things up.

 Ahead of this year's celebrations, we put together some ideas of interesting "different" things you can do with your loved one. From axe throwing to planetarium shows, you should be spoilt for choice for things to do.

Axe throwing

Sling axes alongside your loved one in this enthralling experience. The experience throwing coaches will get you throwing like a pro in no time. Once you've got your technique sorted, you can go head to head with your other half until the king or queen of axes is crowned.

Enjoy an evening of events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, including a romantically themed planetarium show, a chance to look at the moon through our our 18-tonne Victorian telescope and spend some time in the Meridian Courtyard with a glass of fizz, standing on the Prime Meridian of the world.

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Social darts is slightly different from darts as you may know it. With fast-paced multiplayer games, ground breaking dart-tracking technology, instant scoring and a slick and intuitive user interface, social darts is ideal for groups of couples. And with multiple throw lines to level the playing field, even a complete beginner can win on the day. 

Paint together


With this unique "Love is Art" kit, couples can safely create a piece of abstract art while being intimate. The kit includes a large plastic sheet to protect the surfaces of your chosen location, a specially treated non-allergenic white cotton canvas, a four ounce bottle of black, non-toxic, washable paint, and a pair of disposable slippers. all you have to do is set the mood, spread the canvas and enjoy each other. The Love is Art kit is available on Amazon at $60.

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Infamous for hosting the best events, the London Sky Bar has created some very special packages to cater for both romantic couples and groups of friends. Whether you want to enjoy cocktails and take in the incredible views or experience fine dining, you will be truly spoilt the moment you arrive.

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Show someone special the romantic views of London combined with a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and a luxury box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, both served by your own personal host.

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And if you're single and would like to get in on the action...

To aid cupid on his quest, greeting card retailer Scribbler has teamed up with Playdate London – an award winning matchmaker, to co-host an activity based speed dating Valentines event on the 10th February.

Whether you’re bored of swiping left or have been cat fished too many times, this speed dating event aims to bring people together over games, playdough and an exclusive Scribbler card meme game- even Eros is excited!

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