The most romantic time of the year has arrived
Whether you’re taken or single and ready to mingle, fall head over heels with Wimbledon. The town centre is bursting with great restaurants, bars and shops with special gift ideas to make it your most romantic Valentine’s yet. Or if you’re anti-Valentine’s, keep reading as there’s great parties in town to dance the night away or great movies at the cinema to forget all about cupid!
Great gift ideas
Treat your loved one to beautiful blooms this Valentine’s from Marks and Spencer in Centre Court Shopping, The Flowersmith or Wimbledon Flower Kiosk both outside Wimbledon Station. Choose sweet perfume from Elys Wimbledon, Debenhams or the new The Fragrance Shop downstairs in Centre Court Shopping, indulge with chocolates from Whittard of Chelsea or Lakeland, or spoil with diamonds from Swarovski, Sinclair Jewellers, Pandora or Art Jewels. There’s plenty of shops to choose from to find your perfect card including Paperchase, Clintons and WH Smith or why not get crafty and make one with a little help from Fielder’s Art Shop or create something personalised in Snappy Snaps.
Romantic restaurants and bars
‘It takes two to taco’ according to Wahaca and so they’ve filled their Valentine’s menu with lots of tasty sharing dishes to enjoy with your sweetheart. Find a quiet corner at romantic Italian Al Forno or treat your loved one to steak at Roxie’s or the Valentine’s 2/3 course set menu at Bill’s for just £16.95/£19.95. If you both enjoy Oriental food, Sticks n Sushi have Valentine’s specials including Tartare of Salmon or enjoy a Thai curry in Mai Thai. Share a bottle of bubbly at All Bar One, a cocktail at 601 Queen’s Rd and enjoy live music at Bertie’s Wine Bar.
Bring a date or a mate
Suburban Bar and Lounge are putting the fizz back into Valentine’s with glasses of prosecco being just £4.50 all night and a fun cocktail menu with traffic light theme. Or head to Smash where you can get two valentines pizzas for just £12.50 to enjoy after a game of ping pong. If you fancy dancing the night away, The Garratt and Gauge have a traffic light party with DJ Paul G playing from 8pm.
If you can’t stand to hear the V word, why not book tickets to see The Rocky Horror Show, showing at New Wimbledon Theatre from 11-16 February. Tuck into a ‘boozy black forest gelato’ from G Like Gelato and refuse to share it with anyone or treat yourself to a massage or a new look in one of Wimbledon’s salons or spas.