Paris may be the city of love, but London certainly comes in at a close second. The vibrant city is constantly moving, filled to the brim with exciting places and events any couple could enjoy, and with the ever looming Valentine's Day, a couple's day out is more important than ever.
So, TickX have compiled a list of some of the best things you and significant could other do on February 14th and best of all - they're all affordable!
If you or your date were fans of the late British icon, why not book tickets to join a guided tour around Brixton, exploring the landmarks of his life. Throughout the tour you can expect to learn about the Bowie’s life from birth to his untimely end, as well as renditions of his classics intermingled with stories and anecdotes of what the multi-talented Bowie got up to.
Your tickets will give you the details of your exact tour time, so bring them along with your date, and meet your tour guide by tourist information outside the Brixton tube station, they’ll be the one with the guitar! Don’t forget to check the weather before you set off so that you can come prepared.
Where: Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 8HE
Of course, London's West End scene has become world famous for hosting some of the best and biggest productions there are, so you might have a little bit of competition to get you and your date good seats... Luckily however, TickX shows you all available ticket-sellers at once, so even if it seems sold out elsewhere you'll get instant access to everything.
Where: London's West End
How Much: £20+
Whether you’re dragging your date around the rink, or skating like pros, Alexandra Palace’s indoor ice rink is open all year round for the two of you to try to strut your stuff on the ice. If you’re not feeling confident, why not brush up first with one of Alexandra Palace’s private lessons so that you can pull off tricks and stunts that’ll impress your date!
When you’re ready, grab tickets for the two of you and hit the rink at 11am and 2pm every day, as well as 4:30pm on weekdays and 8:30pm on the weekends. If you’re coming on a Saturday night, be prepared to join their ice disco, with some of the best charting music to keep your night going. Ticket prices include the skates, so you’ll have nothing to worry about besides your own balance.
After ice skating, make sure to take in the scenery that Alexandra Palace and its surrounding park has to offer, with romantic views of London stretching across the city, especially at sunset.
Where: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Whilst it might not be your whole date, the London Eye has become a staple in any day out to London. Sitting at the peak of the wheel, with London in its entirety surrounding you, romance is guaranteed to take hold and whisk your date off their feet. Make sure to get tickets soon so you can skip out on the endless queues and prove yourself the thoughtful, organised type. The London Eye is open from 10am to 8:30pm so plan your day around your trip to the top of London, or treat yourself to something fancy and get tickets for the Champagne Experience.
Where: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB
Head to Regent’s Park and walk around the world’s oldest, scientific zoo. Filled with animals from around the world, you’re guaranteed to see the cute, the interesting, and the terrifying. Throughout the day there are a variety of shows that the two of you can attend, so go over your animal facts and challenge your partner to a trivia quiz. Lunch is on the loser!
Don't stop at just the Zoo though, why not grab package tickets to go the the London Aquarium and Zoo
Where: Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY
There's something awfully romantic about exploring museums and art galleries with your partner, hand-in-hand whilst taking in the history of the world and impressive works of art. London is rife with places to wander, most notably of which are the British Museum, Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern.
How Much: £8
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