If there is ever an occasion that calls for a classic venue, it’s surely the timeless romance of Valentine’s Day. Here are some of London’s best such spaces.
The latest event space from Camm & Hooper, The Victorian Bath House on Bishopsgate Churchyard is just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station in The City of London, making it very convenient to reach. Grade II listed, it has a plethora of ornate period style features and a rich atmosphere, with a total capacity of 150. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner service, it’s a flexible offering no matter the occasion you had in mind to woo the apple of your eye.
Found on Charlotte Street in the heart of the vibrant, centrally located area of Fitzrovia, The Ninth is a stylish multi-purpose space which has hosted everything from private dinners to corporate gatherings and wedding receptions, so they know a thing or two about running a successful event. The seating arrangement can be adapted to suit the occasion, whilst the 60-person capacity allows for a more low-key, intimate vibe which is perfectly suited to Valentine’s Day.
What better to impress than a 5-star rated hotel in the capital? The first venue from restaurateurs, D&D London, there are no less than 5 private dining rooms, two exclusive bars, the Angler restaurant and a rooftop terrace to choose from, which range in capacities from 10-200. Making for the ideal getaway to wine, dine and relax, there are also 80 luxuriously appointed bedrooms completed in a boutique style that combines modern convenience and classy comfort.
Another unique and flexible offering, Humble Grape Fleet Street boasts gorgeous features including strikingly detailed archways and imposing brick columns that add a splash of drama, thought to be the original design of none other than Sir Christopher Wren. With wine imported from sustainable, independent vineyards, you can rest assured that the drinks will be top notch, whilst you tuck into tasty food in either the main 200 capacity space or the private dining room.
Opened in May 2013, Copa de Cava is the UK’s very first dedicated cava bar. Found beneath brick vaults, it is an authentic nod to a Catalan bodega, with an immersive and welcoming quality well suited to the decadence of the occasion. Full private hire is available for parties of up to 200, with part hire also available for smaller groups, but no matter the size of gathering you had in mind, the late licence and set-up for DJs and live music mean that everyone is sure to be in good spirits. Just minutes from St Paul’s, the nearest transport links include Blackfriars and City Thameslink.