Love is in the air, everywhere we look around… Nightmare, isn’t it? That’s why we’ve put together a guide to an altogether cooler Valentine’s, with not a heart-shaped balloon in sightMore
FOR THE A-LIST LIFE: Grey Goose Le Bar des Étoiles
Baftas invite get lost in the post? Yeah, ours too. But despair not – we’ve lined up something even better. Because for one night only, Grey Goose is hosting a Valentine’s-meets-Baftas pop-up bar at the exclusive members’ club Home House. Here, you can knock back movie-inspired Grey Goose cocktails (the same ones the stars will be sipping at the after-parties, don’t you know), enjoy delicious canapés and watch full coverage of the ceremony – all with zero chance of bumping into Jude Law. See? Better.
14 Feb; £25 20 Grey Goose Le Bar des Étoiles, Portman Square London W1H 6LW GB
FOR HARDENED CYNICS: York & Albany’s Bloody Valentine Cabin
Recently scorned? Suffering Tinder fatigue? Or just hate the sickly commercialism of the whole darned thing? Come, be among your people. Because at York & Albany’s Bloody Valentine’s Cabin, you’ll find no candlelit dinners or canoodling couples. You WILL, however, find blood-spattered walls, bitter cocktails, ‘broken hearts’ canapés and showings of cult horror classics (think Heathers, The Lost Boys etc). Let’s face it: who needs love when you’ve got a psychotic Christian Slater on a big projector screen?
11-14 Feb; York & Albany, 127-129 Parkway, NW1 7PS; from £30 pp for 2.15 hr slot (cabin holds 6-8 people)