14 ways to enjoy Valentine’s with (and without) your little sweethearts.
Gnomeo and Juliet 3D
A tale of forbidden love set in the world of garden gnomes. From the makers of Shrek, music by Elton John. At cinemas from Feb 11. Rated U.
Valentine’s Cupcakes at Hummingbird Bakery
Mini delights or Heart-shaped Red Velvet cake? Whatever your heart desires. Available at Soho, Notting Hill and South Ken shops.
Mending Broken Hearts Pop-Up Shop at Westfield Shopping Centre, W12
Buy exclusive works by iconic UK artists to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Baby Loves Disco at Stratford Circus, E16
Shake a tail feather at this Valentine’s edition of the popular family groove. 2-5pm £9 walking humans (Feb 13)
Hearts Tutu at Gap Kids
Your baby ballerina will steal hearts in this red tulle skirt. £12.50
Flirty Thirty at London Zoo (main pic) Regent St, NW1
Couples get a £30 deal to check out the Zoo and its most amorous inhabitants. Offspring optional. (Feb 11-14)
Valentine’s Weekend at Enchanted Palace Kensington, W8
Create paper roses for your loved ones, free with exhibition ticket. 10am-4pm (Feb 12/13)
Bespoke Map Heart by Bombus, at Not on the High Street.com
Put your lover on the map and give him/her a little piece of the world. £42
Frog Princess at Little Angel Theatre
Three brothers search for a bride in this warm and funny puppet show for ages 3-7 and up. Adults £8, kids £6, Fri perfs. £5. Baby-friendly show Sun 11am. (ends Feb 13)
Love in the Forces at RAF Museum, NW9
Make a sweetheart token for mum or grandma at this RAF museum exhibit-inspired event 11am -1pm and 2-4pm (Feb 11/12)
Valentine’s Day at Selfridges, W1
Pose with male twin models (and keep the photo evidence!), personalise biscuits, brownies, cake pops and more at the department store events. (Feb 10-14, varying times)
Valentine’s Day at London Jewellery School, Hatton Gardens, EC1
Design a unique piece of silver jewellery for someone special, £35. 10am-1pm and 2-5pm, pre-booking essential. (Feb 13)
St. Valentine’s Day Events at Fortnum and Mason, W1
Try chocolate love potion, aphrodisiac cookery workshops, bespoke bouquets, personal shopping and more at the Regent St. Store (varying times, ends Feb 13)
I Heartbreak London at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green E8
An anti-Valentine’s night celebrating female talent including World Beatbox Champ Bellatrix and spoken word artist Indigo. 8pm, £5 adv, £7 door.