Why not skip the romantic meal in a fancy restaurant this year, and take your date to see the stars at the Royal Observatory?
The observatory will be laying on a romantically-themed planetarium show, followed by the chance to look at the moon through their 18-tonne Victorian telescope. You'll also get to straddle the famous the Meridian line on the forecourt.
The evening will also give you a chance to talk to a number of different astronomers about the life cycles of stars and galaxies (although we're not sure where the romance fits into that!)
Note: If the weather prevents everyone from observing then footage taken through the telescope will be projected through the eyepiece instead, to provide an experience that is close as possible to the real thing. Refunds will not be given.
Craig’s review of Royal Observatory – “When I was a kid I always wanted to be a spaceman. Well actually that's not quite true: I wanted to be Darth Vader. So I've always had an interest in the Royal Observatory. I don't think people quite realise how serious it is though. They turn up thinking it's going to be full of spaceships and entertainment for the kiddies but it's actually more for the adults. It's… continued”
Coming Clean, at the Trafalgar Studios – 9 Jan to 2 Feb 2019 – Coming Clean is a play about a seemingly happy couple whose relationship founders when a new man comes into their lives
Sir Simon Rattle — Sibelius and Hans Abrahamsen – 9 Jan 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Sibelius and Hans Abrahamsen at Barbican Hall.
Sir Simon Rattle — Sibelius, Nielsen, Abrahamsen – 10 Jan 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Sibelius, Nielsen and Abrahamsen at Barbican Hall.
MP Jess Phillips — One Woman’s Truth – 11 Jan 2019 – Labour MP Jess Phillips will be giving a talk entitled 'One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth' at the National Theatre
Antony and Cleopatra — Ralph Fiennes & Sophie Okonedo – 11 Jan 2019 – Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo will be discussing what it's like to play Antony and Cleopatra
Britten Sinfonia playing Delius, Mahler and Brahms – 17 Jan 2019 – Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius, Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall.
BBC SO, playing Beethoven and Schoenberg – 18 Jan 2019 – The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Schoenberg at Barbican Hall.
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans