Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner or want to impress your loved one with an immersive art experience, we have some pretty wonderful things to do in Marble Arch this Valentine’s Day. From a good old fashioned dinner date to a horse ride in Hyde Park, there’s plenty for a first date, 100th date, or a fun time with friends. Get inspired and feel the love in Marble Arch this Valentine’s Day.
Strike a pose in front of the Tree of Love
The highly Instragrammable outdoor neon lighting installation, A Tree of Love and Joy and Hope, features LED lights fashioned into dazzling hearts, adorning the tree at the junction of Connaught Street and Kendal Street – along a popular walking route for those heading towards Hyde Park. Take some photos before you visit one of the many boutiques, restaurants or cafes in the area.
Experience art like never before
Housed in an incredible 30,000 square foot venue and located just a few short steps from Marble Arch, Frameless, a new immersive art gallery with 40 masterpieces and four galleries, is sure to impress art lovers. At Frameless, art seeps into every inch of space. It’s in front of you, behind you, above and below you. You won’t simply be looking at a picture, you’ll be in the picture, with every brush stroke, every splash of colour, every moment of inspiration. Tickets start from £25, book online at frameless.com.
Indulge in a Botanical Afternoon Tea
Lanes of London’s renowned Botanical Afternoon Tea at £50pp includes a glass of Champagne, finger sandwiches, fresh scones and pastries inspired by botanicals and English garden ingredients, all to be enjoyed while sipping one of their carefully selected Jing teas, bubbles or house cocktails. Vegan/Vegetarian afternoon tea is also available upon request. Available daily from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Book here.
Let your inner rock star out
Hard Rock Hotel London stands alone as a haven for music lovers everywhere. Have a look at the Jimi Hendrix Blue Plaque outside the hotel, installed last year to commemorate Jimi’s last London residence, known then as The Cumberland Hotel. Hard Rock Hotel London also pays tribute to former residents such as Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly with an incredible memorabilia collection.
Ride a horse in Hyde Park
Sign up for a truly unique Valentine’s experience of trotting around Hyde Park and take in the scenic views. Hyde Park Stables offer semi-private and private horse rides, horse riding lessons and arena lessons, all year round. First ride starts at 9am and last ride starts at 3pm. Prices start from £115 for a semi-private lesson. Horses and ponies are chosen for their safe temperament, catering for riders of all abilities. Previous experience is not necessary. Book a horse ride here.
Enjoy a romantic staycation
Some of the most romantic staycation spots in the country are right here in Marble Arch. Plush suites, stylish cocktail bars, and flavours from across the globe, our hotels will fulfill your every needs this Valentine’s Day. Check in at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane for Mayfair elegance with stunning views over Hyde Park and Marble Arch. For something a little different, we recommend The Prince Akatoki, a sanctuary in the heart of London that fuses the best of Japan and the western world.
Wine & Dine
Whether you’re looking to pull out all the stops or just want to enjoy an intimate dinner, many of the fine restaurants around Marble Arch are putting on feasts to ignite the flames of love this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in fine dining Indian cuisine at Chourangi or authentic Italian food at Briciole. Veggie lovers will be impressed by The Gate‘s plant-based cuisine on Seymour Place. For something a little more relaxed, try gastropub The Pickled Hen.
Sip on cocktails at a Japanese bar
The Malt Lounge & Bar is a unique Japanese-inspired bar located on the ground floor of The Prince Akatoki London. Intimate and sophisticated, The Malt Lounge & Bar puts a twist on a traditional bar and focuses on premium Japanese and international whiskies, as well as signature cocktails infused with in-house syrups and a stock variety of Japanese homegrown sake.
Celebrate with friends
If Valentine’s Day isn’t your cup of tea, why not celebrate with friends instead! And what better way to celebrate than with a manicure and cocktails at London Grace on Seymour Place. Lacquer & Liquor packages start from £15 + treatment and include two cocktails per person whilst their nail technicians provide your chosen mani or pedi. For group bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the area's culture and heritage
The Marble Arch area is full of cultural and historical surprises. It is crowned by a treasured national monument, Marble Arch, but few people venture into the streets surrounding Edgware Road to seek out the stories, blue plaques, architecture and public art to be found. Discover over 60 art and heritage assets in The Marble Arch Culture Trail, indicated on a handy map.