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Have you got any plans yet for this upcoming Valentine’s Day? No? Join the club. Sure, going for a classy meal or the cinema every year might seem like a safe choice, but it can get a bit bland after a while. You don’t want to bore your other half with your total lack of creativity.

There may seem like a lot of pressure to have a great time on February 14th, but if you start sweating bullets at the thought of the impending date then you will find you won’t enjoy it at all. So instead of ‘meal and a movie’ ,here are some original ideas for you to flick through – we won’t even get mad if you want to take all the credit for yourself.

Tear Up The Green

You’ve probably forgotten that mini-golf was even a thing. It was always a great date as a teenager when you had to be creative about somewhere fun to take your other half that didn’t involve alcohol. The good news is, there’s plenty of mini-golf places if you are based in London or across the UK – and what’s more, most of them now have bars so you can get the best of both worlds!

Cook up a storm

Some of you might want to stay in and whip up a romantic meal for you both to enjoy, just one problem – neither of you have a clue how to cook anything. Why not create a signature dish together with some cooking classes? London has a great selection of cookery classes to turn you from a microwave warrior to a culinary wizard.

Get dramatic

Sure, we’re all probably used to the classic cinema trip on Valentine’s Day – but why don’t you jazz that up a bit and go see a West End show? There’s plenty of choice to suit anyone’s tastes, from musicals to comedies to dramas.

Catch a burlesque

If you like your raunchiness mixed with a bit of class, then this is the choice for you. The Royal Albert Hall are hosting a special Valentine’s Day burlesque show, and it isn’t likely to disappoint. Promising to be a mixed bag of a night with magic and even acts of contortion to go alongside the main event, you’re sure to have a whale of a time.

Drinks with a view

While everyone else will be fighting for a seat on the London Eye, why don’t you mix it up with a place at the sky pod bar in London’s sky garden? Have a cocktail, kick back and enjoy the sights you both will get to experience from the 35th floor.

And for the singletons… Go and pet some cats

Battersea Dogs and Cats home are hosting an event on February 14th called “Feline Lonely”, where you can take a walk around the shelter accompanied by your own personal matchmaker to find the right cat for you. Frankly, we’re sold.

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