Love Is in the E1 Air
From dreamy lunch dates to enriching self-care experiences, there's a lot to love in our corner of East London this Valentine's Day and beyond. Plus one not essential...
Shop the Vinyl Market
7 & 21 Feb
Whether you are on the hunt for an original Barry White to provide the soundtrack of a romantic night in, or a classic album you love so much you consider it a life partner, our twice-monthly Vinyl Market should be top of your list. Appearing on the first and third Friday of the month, it’s home to the South East’s finest record sellers. Single? Who knows whose eyes you might meet as you look up from avidly browsing your favourite genre…
Embrace Art x Valentine’s with East Art Fair
Forget the flowers… say it with art this Valentine’s Day by picking up an affordably affectionate piece from Ace Club’s ‘Art x Valentine’s’ guest market on Saturday 8th February.
Don’t expect it to be all roses and kittens. Discover alternative takes on romantic art from the UK’s most exciting artists, from Lucy Bryant’s Milk Tray Man, to Sara Pope’s oh so luscious lips. Click here to see some of the art you will be able to buy on the day.
Lunchtime Concert at the Bishopsgate Institute
What could be more romantic than a lunchtime Rendez-vous to enjoy a free live lunchtime concert?
Lasting 40 minutes and allowing you to bring your own food with you, it’s a great way to use that Friday lunch break wisely.
Declare Your Love with Scent at Jo Malone
8 & 9 Feb
When it comes to personalised gifting guaranteed to deliver, our Jo Malone London store never fail to deliver.
This month, make a date to visit one of their ‘Declare Your Love with Scent’ events, for advice on the perfect perfume from their stylists. Purchases made on the day come all wrapped up in a bespoke box and with a limited edition red cap.
Indulge in Wright Brothers Oysters
Known for their sumptuous seafood all year round, our Wright Brothers restaurant really excels when it comes to creating platters to impress.
Book a table and start your meal with the stunning oyster selection, or order a platter to enjoy at home – and get ready for the incoming romance and extravagance brownie points.
Pampering at Duck & Dry and Bourgie London
Book in for a blow out or updo at Duck & Dry before heading downstairs to Bourgie London for some serious pampering, from eyebrow lamination to nail art.
Get 3 Courses for £23 at Blixen
If sitting in a couple-packed restaurant doesn’t float your boat, dodge the 14th and take advantage of Blixen’s brilliant new set menu, available every other day in February.
Offering two courses for £19.50, or three for £23, this tempting new line up includes seasonal treats such as Devon Crab Bisque with gruyere and Roast Pork Belly, Apple, Savoy cabbage & Champ.
(Available Mon-Fri lunch 11:00-15:15 & Mon-Sat dinner 18:00-19:00 21:00-21:45 for max 4 diners, QUOTE ‘GETSET’ to redeem offer)
Stroll the Neighbourhood
The historic streets of Spitalfields and the surrounds are the perfect place for a romantic winter walk.
Wrap up warm and grab a take out coffee from Climpson & Sons before pounding the pavement.
Pause on the steps of Christ Church, step back in time by visiting Dennis Severs House and on Sundays finish by picking up some beautiful blooms at Columbia Road Flower Market.
You could even go the whole hog and book yourself into one of the neighbourhood’s tempting hotels.
Dance with London Forró
Sun 9 & 23 Feb
Sundays are for dancing in the Market as we play host to free dance classes from London Forró.
Grab a partner or rock up solo and mingle, for this 2pm Brazillian dance class for all levels.
Time to polish off your fanciest footwork to impress.
Get Sweaty at SOMA
If dinner and drinks just isn’t your thing, why not partner up for something all the more health-enriching at SOMA.
Taking place at 6.10pm every Friday, Valentine’s Day included, their ‘Hot Flow Yoga – Water’ class promises to replenish ahead of the weekend.
This lyrical hot flow class looks to redefine hot vinyasa practice, using spirals and circular movements to create space in the body and joints.
Enjoy a healthy smoothie or juice on their terrace afterward for maximum smugness.