The best Galentines and alternative Valentine’s day events in London.
We get it. Those over-priced Valentine’s menus and fizzy pink cocktails are a bit naff. However, we’re going to go out on a limb here and say that love is love – and that’s worth celebrating.
Of course, if you have a partner that you want to dedicate the 14 February to, then we’re happy for you. But more than ever, we’ve been feeling some serious love for the female friends in our lives – and we want to take them out on the town and show them what they mean to us.
As our beloved Charlotte Yorke said in Sex in the City, “maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with”.
So we’re banning you from rolling your eyes or hiding under the duvet this Valentine’s day. Instead, join us in taking London for all it’s got and painting the town love-heart red with the women that have been there through the highs and the lows.
Whether you want to let loose and discuss sisterhood with other like-minded women or craft yourself some dazzling nipple tassels, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Valentine’s day in London with your friends.
ME London x Lark & Berry Piercing Pop Up
What: Jewellers Lark & Berry are launching a special pop up at Me London during London Fashion Week in February.
The pop-up will launch on Thursday 13 February with an exclusive Galentine’s Day 2 for 1 special. For one day only, guests who book in with a friend will receive matching half price piercings.
The piercing pop up will be open until 18 February, with a free piercing for every jewel purchased. The range features elegantly designed and sustainably sourced cultured diamonds, all conflict-free.
How much: piercing starts at £99, no charge to pierce the ear, just jewellery. Galentine’s Day 2 for 1 special is available only on 13 Feb.
When: 13 - 18 February, 12-8pm.
Where: Me London, 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
Galentines nipple tassel making
Body Love Sketch Club Valentine's special
Collage Club: Valentine's Special
What: Get crafty with this collage making session, cutting and sticking to your heart’s content. The theme is love, of course, and all materials are included as well as a welcome drink and snacks.
How much: £11
When: 10 February, 6.30-pm.
Where: The Hoxton, Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8PB.