This month in St James’s, we are embracing the season of love in its many forms for yourself, loved ones, friends and family. For lovers and loved ones, we’ve curated an edit of the very best experiences and gifts for you to peruse this Valentine’s Day.
Decadent wining and dining options
St Valentine's Day afternoon tea at The Ritz
Toast your loved one with Rosé Champagne at The Ritz's St. Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea (£110 per person). Relax as you're serenaded by live music and reminisce over wonderful times together, with even more adventures to come.
Looking for more afternoon tea options? Take a look at our pick of the best afternoon tea in London.
Share amore this February
With Italian often cited as the language of love, where better to spend a romantic evening than at one of St James's spectacular Italian restaurants. Book your table at one of the oldest Italian's in the city, Franco's, which has been delighting diners since 1945. Or why not try ‘O ver, a hidden gem set in St James’s Market. For sumptuous set menu options, we recommend Cafe Murano.
Get a personalised gift
Create something unique at Aspinal
If you’re seeking the perfect gift for a special someone, Aspinal of London on Regent Street St James’s offer personalisation on most of its leather and sterling silver gifts. Add a treasured date or secret message or why not gift a monogrammed passport cover to the person who's going places.
Create a custom fragrance
For a gift to be treasured and memorable shared experience, book a bespoke perfume experience for two at Floris (£950). In your private three-hour appointment, you'll craft your own individual and unique 100ml eau de parfums in the secluded privacy of the perfumery at 89 Jermyn Street.
Book recommendations from Waterstones
Not everyone can be with their valentine or loved ones in-person this year. For friends or couples who want to show their love from afar, why not recommend a book from Waterstones to read ‘together’ and create a special book club for two. A thoughtful gift doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Unwind at Sofitel Spa
It’s important to look after yourself and to plan time away from your phones together. Whether it's someone who deserves to treat themselves, or you want to plan an indulgent couple's spa day, the Sofitel Spa has a spa offer to match.
Get cheesy with Paxton & Whitfield
Not one for cheesy declarations? Let Paxton & Whitfield say it for you with their Valentine's Day gifts and hampers filled with crackers, preserves and of course - cheese. We love its heart-shaped Baron Bigod cheese, available from 2-20 February.
More gifts that they'll love
Swoonworthy gifts from Fortnum’s
Love is in the air at Fortnum & Mason. Get in the mood with its heartfelt window displays exploring love in all forms. From chocolate covered raspberries to Valentine's Day hampers and keepsakes, we adore everything in its seasonal collection - you're sure to find a gift as perfect as they are.
Seasonal flowers from Bulbous
It's a classic gift for a reason. Pick up some fresh flowers from Bulbous and brighten up their day this Valentine's Day.
Friend of the RA membership
The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent charity that needs support to continue to share art with the world. Secure a whole year of fun together and buy membership for two from £200. Enjoy priority access, member discounts and more.
Sweet treats from Prestat
With collection boxes of all different sizes, Prestat has just the thing to show you’re thinking of a special someone. Whilst everyday ought to be Galentine’s Day in our books, the Sea Salt Caramel Heart is the perfect little treat to share. There’s also the Pink Marc de Champagne truffles if you fancy something with a little kick.
If you’re seeking even more ideas for ideas for Valentine's Day, check out our romantic things to do in London.
We’d love to hear what your plans are this year. Share the creative ways you’re marking the occasion with us on @StJamesLondon.