Valentine’s Day is here again! After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, followed by the partying at New Year, Valentine’s – the one day each year that we celebrate being in a relationship has arrived again.
Of course this is a wonderful and fun time for couples, but what about those of us yet to meet the right person? Well, the cupids at Drawing Down the Moon have resolved to ensure that you make the most of this celebration, by getting out there and meeting new people.
One of the wonderful things about venturing out and doing something new on Valentine’s Day is that you are pretty much guaranteed that anyone else standing around on their own is single too. Take a risk, and make this your year for romance…
Here follows the official DDM top ten list of activities for London singles on Valentine’s Day 2019. Make sure you click the hyperlinks for more information.
1. Drawing Down the Moon are known as the matchmaker for Thinking People. So what a superb opportunity to exercise your mind and get to the Royal Institution for their evening lecture entitled – What is Love. Hosted by the outstanding Dr. Kate Devlin, and equally high achieving Laura Mucha – they will be discussing their own personal love stories, covering online dating and the future of sexual companion robots…
2. If you would like to escape from all of the roses tomorrow, Kew Gardens continues to host their extraordinary Orchid Festival which opened earlier this week. What better way to scout a potential new partner than across scented flowers?
3. Alternatively you could find one of the many Lock and Key events going on across London this week. Who will be unlocking your heart? For more information see Time Out Magazine
4. Perhaps you are in the mood for some poetry? Well you’re in luck! Keats House has a late opening. Where better to explore at this romantic time of year than the home of the Romantic poet John Keats. As if a museum and literary centre were not enough, for Valentine’s they even have a pop up bar too. What a wonderful combination!
5. If you have not yet drawn on the gods to bring the moon down for your true love, why not spend an evening stargazing at The Royal Observatory? Playing a huge role in the history of astronomy and navigation, The Royal Observatory may well play a part in the history of your next relationship…
6. If this all sounds a bit too humdrum and mainstream for you, then this is the perfect antidote. you may never have even heard of this before, but taking the UK by storm and, an activity that may not have been suggested before – Whistle Punks Axe Throwing. Requiring absolutely no further explanation, make new friends AND remove any sign of heart break from your life. We have solid reports that axe throwing in a “safe space” can be extremely cathartic.
7. Fentimans and Duck & Dry have partnered up on Valentine’s day alongside Bloom & Wild as part of their Love yourself campaign. They are offering Love Yourself drinks menus at Duck & Dry’s four salons across London. Self-care is as important today as it is on any other day of the year – so do drink in moderation! Here at DDM we recommend a maximum of two drinks on any date. Best foot forward and all that, and with only two drinks your flirting skills are far more likely to be on point.
8. Why not be swept off your feet by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. For one night only, they are conducting a Valentine’s Day Opera Gala at Cadogan Hall. You need to make sure you don’t restrict yourself when thinking through opportunities to meet members of the opposite sex. Sure you can’t talk through the gala, but for the bold, intermission has always been designed for mingling…
9. Walk past the entrance to the UK’s original matchmakers (Drawing Down the Moon!) to reach the delightful Cadenhead’s Tasting Room on Chiltern Street – one of the oldest Whisky shops in London. Renowned for its upmarket shops, and upmarket feel, Cadenhead’s Tasting Room used to be a Wedding shop, the very one in which Princess Diana was first shown her wedding dress. Love is in the air!
10. Of course, one thing you must do is apply to Drawing Down the Moon. The UK’s oldest matchmaking company, we celebrate our 35th Anniversary this year. We have a friendly, approachable and award winning team, let us help you find love in 2019!
Already have other plans? Don’t forget to keep all of the venues and experiences above in mind over the coming year. Keep an open mind and an open heart and you never know when you might bump into someone worth getting to know better.
We wish you luck, and encourage you to have an open mind.