This month in St James’s, we are embracing the season of love in its many forms for yourself, loved ones, friends and family. We’ve curated an edit to the very best experiences and gifts for you to peruse this Valentine’s Day, for you to share with lovers and loved ones.
A quirky treat from Fortnum & Masons
Nothing says true love quite like saying 'I do'. This Valentine's Day, Fortnum's Chapel of Love is opening its doors to all of you romantics. Offering a special venue to tie the knot in, Fortnum's is fully licensed to host weddings. There is also the chance for you to renew your vows, celebrate an anniversary, or simply pop in (when not in ceremony) to capture the stunning space. Complete with a fully functioning wedding bell, you'll have to make a move quickly as the Chapel will be open until the 29th February.
Indulgent Italian Dining at ‘O ver
With Italian often cited as the language of love, where better to spend a romantic evening than at ‘O ver, a hidden gem set in St James’s Market. With a specially-designed three course set menu featuring tempting dishes such as the handmade potato gnocchi stuffed with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts in a taleggio fondue to look forward to, we recommend making a reservation pronto.
Personalised Presents at Aspinal of London
If you’re seeking the perfect gift for a special someone, Aspinal of London on Regent Street St James’s is offering complimentary personalisation on its Valentine’s Day edit until 13th February. We find the red Mayfair bag rather irresistible for a city-chic lady, or a set of engraved cufflinks for the dapper chap in your life. Or, if it’s a friend you’re thinking of treating, personalised passport covers are always a reliable favourite.
Give the Gift of Art
The Royal Academy feels like a sanctuary set in the heart of the city. Whether it’s giving the gift of art to a special someone, or even treating yourself, the Friends of the RA membership is a year-long gift that keeps on giving. The magnificent building envelopes you in world-class art, award-winning exhibitions (including the current Picasso and Paper) and a limited-edition gift box designed by Rebecca Salter RA. Perhaps the greatest gift of all is access to members-only browsing hours, so you can soak up the plethora of galleries in an indulgent evening escape.
To discover all there is to fall in love with this February and beyond, peruse our extensive collection of featured guides. Full of insider knowledge on some of the best spots in St James’s. You can even create your own personalised day out with the interactive tool. Or, come and take a stroll through the streets, because the best way to indulge in the area’s ambience is to experience it.