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Love Nine Elms this Valentine’s Day

Published on
February 11, 2021


We’re keeping our love locked-down this Valentine’s Day. There’s plenty of activities and Covid-safe ways to spend the time, either with yourself or a loved one to support local businesses during this season of love.

If the way to your heart is through your stomach, why not try one of these pick-up or takeaway offers?

Dine in style with Darby’s who have a spectacular Valentine’s Day menu, or District Coffee London who are doing a lush Valentine’s Day spread for two.

Vegan? Swanky Linnaean Living have created a romantic Vegan brunch basket, as well as Wellness Love Bubble baskets.

Maybe you want a date with a difference this year?

Draw me like one of your French bulldogs, Jack! On Sunday 14 February, Wild Life Drawing are running a virtual life drawing class featuring the perfect pooches of Battersea Cats and Dogs home. Half of ticket proceeds go towards supporting the charity too – sounds pawfect!

Or, you why not hunker down with a good book? Instead of doom scrolling, immerse yourself in romantic stories from Wandsworth Libraries’ online collection.

World Heart Beat have a wonderful surprise lockdown version of Stevie Wonder’s inspirational Love’s In Need Of Love Today – music to our ears!

If you usually exchange gifts, or want to treat yourself, because, self-love is important – check out the My Virtual Wandsworth directory, where you can find the best local businesses in Wandsworth for that special someone.

Near, far – wherever you are… if your vibe is more sea of love, you can plan for your next date when we come out of lockdown, so why not buy an Uber Boat River Roamer gift voucher? You can sail between your favourite spots on the Thames and soak in the city’s sights along the way. Cue the Titanic music…

Blooming heck – don’t forget the flowers!

There’s a range of florists who can deliver throughout south west London – they can make the perfect floral gift this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re looking for traditional red roses or something a bit more unique.

Blume Studio have a cute collection to choose from including cards and gifts. NB Flowers based at New Covent Garden Market have gorgeous roses with a range of designs. Janet Edwards Florist in Brixton has some great designs, including a hat box. In Vauxhall, Mary Jane Vaughan Designs are beautiful, as well as the quaint Windmill Flowers over in Kennington.

All these florists work with New Covent Garden Market, follow Market flowers on Instagram to check out a full list of wholesalers.

We believe the heart does go on, even during lockdown – so show local businesses some love this Valentine’s Day and #ShopLocal.

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