Deciding what to do for Valentine’s Day can be as stressful as deciding what to do on New Year’s Eve. Do you stay home and cook? Do you catch something French/arty/romcom-y at the local cinema? Or do you book a dinner and jostle for elbow space next to thousands of other couples on the busiest night of the restaurant year?
That's where the guys at The Surprise Concierge service can help. Their team of specialists are dedicated to creating tailor-made experiences; think of them like 'date fairy godmothers' - you can enlist their help and they will help organise you a special date for this Friday. We asked Ore Oyeleke, Managing Director of TSC for his top four date ideas.
1. 'Take advantage of the cold weather and plan a date that involves lots of romantic snuggling’. We recommend a trip to The Berkeley Hotel’s exclusive London rooftop cinema,’ says Ore. Situated high above Knightsbridge this is London’s only private outdoor cinema and it features just six seats. Escape the crowds and indulge in some delicious homemade treats and a glass of wine in a beautiful, candle-lit setting. Packages start from just £55 per person. Click here for more info.
2. ‘Plan a romantic picnic in your living room surrounded by the glow of candles to set the mood, ' says Ore. 'Fortnum & Mason have a fantastic range of Valentine’s hampers for any budget.' Click here to see the full range.
3. ‘Create your own romantic scavenger hunt. Make each clue represent a memorable place or time in your relationship, with the final clue directing them to a restaurant where you have a table booked and waiting. Sentimental always wins the day over!’ says Ore. Make your own or buy this one from Marks and Spencer
4. ‘Book a cooking class for two and learn new skills whilst having fun at the same time,’ says Ore. Jamie Oliver’s Recipese are some of the best cookery classes for awkward first dates.
By Victoria Simpson