Valentine’s Day can perhaps be one of the most polarising dates of the calendar year. Love it, or loathe it, it’s sure to stir some kind of reaction. Here at London Social 101 we’ve compiled a guide for all flights of fancy this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a love bubble, or would rather spend the night with your mates, we’ve hopefully got something that’s up your street.
This year South London hot-spot, Aquum, are offering foodies a romantic feast fit for a King and Queen available from 10-14th February, with copious amounts of food, fizz and fun.
For just £27.50 per person, diners can indulge in 8 mouth-watering meze sharing plates, a starry-eyed sharing dessert, and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. Dishes include succulent Pork Rib Eye Steak, flavoursome Lemon-Oregano Chicken, and crispy Greek Style Fries, with a vegetarian option also available.
Diners can enjoy the delicious Greek inspired menu in Aquum‘s newly re-furbished surroundings, which combine dark leather seating and impressive light installations, casting a romantic pink glow to the chic and atmospheric interiors.

For those wanting to make a night of it, hopeless romantics and dirty devils alike will enjoy K West Hotel & Spa’s tailored offerings for Valentine’s 2017. So whether you’re sweet or saucy, K West has created a mix-tape of perfect packages, available from Friday 10 until Sunday 19 February 2017.

‘One Love’ Saints Package: 

Just as Bob Marley sang it, K West’s Saints Valentine’s Package will be perfect for couples with ‘one love, one heart’. A romantic welcome to the hotel awaits; with a bottle of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries to share. These sweet treats can be enjoyed with your sweetheart in one of our Executive Bedrooms, where the romance continues…

‘All Day and All of the Night’ Sinners Package: 

Get your kink on just as The Kinks would want you to: all day and all through the night with K West’s exclusive Sinners Valentine’s Package. Guests will enjoy a giant Porn Star Martini to share in Studio Bar upon arrival, followed by some hot chilli crushed chocolate in the room. With taste buds tingling, guests can settle into their Executive Bedroom for the night…

Sopwell House’s wide choice of dining options will ensure couples have a romantic and indulgent Valentine’s this February 2017 who want to make a gesture that doesn’t break the bank.

The Brasserie 

A menu exclusively created for Valentine’s Day will be available in The Brasserie at Sopwell House. The Brasserie is the perfect backdrop for enjoying an intimate dinner in a contemporary setting.

The Restaurant 

For those looking for something that extra bit special, guests can enjoy a luxurious five-course tasting menu in The Restaurant for £79.50 per person. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Taittinger Rosé Champagne and canapés on arrival, plus will be given a box of gift-wrapped handmade white chocolates to take home.

Afternoon Tea

Cupid’s taken over the traditional afternoon tea at Sopwell House to ensure that the favourite British pastime is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

Valentine’s at The Arch London 

Whisk your loved one away this Valentine’s and treat them to an indulgent weekend at five-star boutique hotel The Arch London. To celebrate the occasion the luxury hotel has devised an exclusive Valentine’s package, dinner menu and afternoon tea, available from 10 until 19 February 2017.

Valentine’s Package

For lovebirds seeking the ultimate romantic night away, the Valentine’s package offers an overnight stay for two in a luxury suite with bottle of Taittinger Reserve Brut Champagne which can be served in the suite upon arrival, at dinner or with in suite room service breakfast.

Valentine’s Dinner

Head Chef Gary Durrant has devised a sumptuous three-course Valentine’s menu. The menu is priced at £70 per person and will be available from 10 until 19 February 2017.

The menu includes a selection of delicious dishes such as Kingprawn and Dorset crab ravioli, shellfish bisque and samphire; or Lamb Wellington. Each diner will be served a glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne, as well as a single long stemmed red rose for your Valentine.

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

Alternatively, guests can add a touch of romance to the special occasion with The Arch London’s Valentine’s afternoon tea which includes a selection of sweet treats such as White chocolate and passion fruit macaroon; Lemon curd and raspberry tart; and Buttermilk pannacotta, rhubarb compote and ginger shortbread.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Lancaster London

It’s only a matter of time before florists are awash in a sea of red roses and shelves are decked with ‘secret admirer’ cards. It’s official: Valentine’s Day is upon us.

To celebrate the occasion (Tuesday 14 February 2017), Lancaster London has created an array of fanciful feasts to set hearts fluttering. Why not spoil your sweetheart at Lancaster London this year by opting for a memorable afternoon tea or a romantic dinner?


For those of you that would rather have a night in with a loved one, or your mates watching a chick flick we’ve found some of our favourite tipples to keep you company:



Award winning ultra-premium Crystal Head Vodka, is pure and unadulterated at every stage of its creation. Crystal Head Vodka uses the highest quality sweetcorn and the glacial waters of Newfoundland Canada. It is quadruple distilled and filtered seven times, three of each which through Herkimer Diamonds. Conceived and created by Dan Aykroyd, legendary actor and musician, hand-crafted glass skull bottle beautiful and highly desirable.


Stockist: Amazon /Selfridges





Present in over 80 countries, BULLDOG Gin is the fourth largest and fastest growing premium gin in the world*. With its unique bold, black bottle and distinct flavour, BULLDOG is a modern gin that has been quietly causing a stir on the gin scene with its British attitude and global mind-set. Using only the best quality British wheat and water, BULLDOG starts with triple distilled neutral grain spirit. It is then distilled once more, adding the distinctive blend of 12 botanicals to the pot still to deliver a smooth taste.



 Stockist: Ocado 






Renowned mixologist and entrepreneur Gerry Calabrese’s Hoxton Gin relaunched this summer.  The gin evolves this year with a more refined flavour yet retains its distinctively exotic coconut and grapefruit flavour. The relaunch is also significant due to the new bottle unique bottle design.  Sourced using the finest natural and ethical ingredients including; CoconutGrapefruitJuniperIrisTarragon and Ginger .The gin has become a more premium product amongst the current gin market.



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Lisa Hollinshead
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