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Love, lust and late nights in London…

By | 7th February 2013

Love (100ft) in the air at The Roof Gardens
Sip Rose Petal Martinis and watch as your message to your loved one is projected 100ft above London on a multi-coloured laser system.  That’s after you’ve dined on quail eggs and rump of lamb at the Babylon Restaurant overlooking the capital’s skyline and been serenaded by a live Jazz band. Four course menu, £75pp.

Babylonian Ball
Beach Blanket Babylon’s two venues in Notting Hill and Shoreditch are hosting evening of Valentine’s Day Decadence and Rococco Romance complete with four course menus and a glass of Champagne or French Kiss Cocktail from 49.50pp with additional burlesque show from Chrys Columbine and dancing at Shoreditch. www.beachblanketbabylon

‘Breakfast’ at Charlotte Street Hotel
A sumptuous Valentine’s feast begins with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé Champagne and canapés and continues with Oysters Rockefeller, Chargrilled asparagus, Slow roast pork belly and desserts to share of Passionfruit macaroon and Rhubarb pannacotta, £65pp. Enhance the mood with a 9pm screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

4 Seasons of Romance
Valentine’s at Four Seasons Hotel is an all inclusive affair made of a deluxe kingsize bed, chilled Bollinger on arrival, shared‘Be My Valentine’ treatment in the stunning 10th floor Spa (Champers and strawberry chaser in the rooftop lounge) and six course ‘San Valentino’ dinner at the Amaranto restaurant, £815.

Edible Cinema
A collaboration between Soho House, Bombay Sapphire, experience organiser Polly Betton and experimental food designers Blanch and Shock, on 17 February, The Aubin Cinema hosts two screenings of Some Like it Hot with Colonial Cocktail and a tray of numbered boxes tailored to specific moments within the film. From £28pp.

Aphrodisiacs at KP
Kensington Place head chef, Dan Loftin, designed a Valentine's menu, £40pp, with an emphasis on natural aphrodisiacs! We're talking West Mersea oysters, Confit organic salmon with mussel beurre blanc and kale, and Hot chocolate fondant with marshmallow and praline ice cream. Share the love.

Dean Street Sleep
Sleep over at Dean Street Townhouse for Valentine’s Day. When dining at the restaurant after 11pm, you can book a room at the hotel for just £50. Porterhouse steak with chips has been created especially for sharing and you’ll even get a bespoke Morning After kit including deodorant, razor, Alka Seltzer and Cowshed toiletries.

Valentining at The Stafford
The hotel’s Lyttelton Restaurant is offering a three course Valentining menu for lovers to enjoy whilst listening to the magical sounds of the harp (from 54.50pp). That means welcome cocktails, Smoked salmon and caviar, Dover sole, Chocolate fondue and the fruits of a partnership with luxe chocolatier Rococo and posh perfumery Floris.

Royal Romance on the River
The lavish Romance on the River package at The Royal Horseguards Hotel includes breakfast, late checkout, a bouquet of roses, beauty gift set, rosé Champagne and a box of deluxe truffles (from £290). Or push the boat out and order a special five course dinner with South coast lobster.

From Jumeirah, with Love
Love is in the air at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel with their Eros and Venus packages. Each includes Champagne upon arrival, full English beakfast and a bespoke consultation with luxe Chelsea perfumier, Annick Goutal where you will receive your perfect scent as a gift. Opt for Eros and there are also two delicious Ytsara Yoga Massages thrown in.