Who needs Paris or Greggs. SE1 is the postcode to enjoy your Valentine’s Day.
We’ve gone all weak and tingly at the knees and we’re tripping over the cobbles of Bermondsey Street.
It’s that time of the year. Love is in the air.
We recently read that high street bakery Greggs is offering a four course Valentine’s meal for £15. They have transformed their shops into restaurants “designed for romance”. We have to admit that we’re dubious about whether sausage rolls and romance go hand in hand.
So we decided to come up with a few suggestions of our own for the special night.
Can’t quite make it to Paris? Well, we’ve got a Bermondsey staple – Casse-Croûte. Think romantically lit tables and red checked tablecloths. It’s a perfect spot for cosy French cuisine.
Or take a walk to Snowfields, off buzzing Bermondsey Street, and you’ll find Londrino, which has received rave reviews since opening in December. Chef Leandro Carreira has brought Portuguese food with flair to SE1.
But before you’ve snapped up a table you might want to pay a visit to neighbour and jeweller, Alex Monroe. Their collection features delicate necklaces and petite diamond earrings, pretty and sparkling diamond engagement rings and subtly textured wedding bands… if you’re thinking of popping the question. You could even create a bespoke design for your loved one.
No time for gift hunting and on your way home through London Bridge station? Why not stop off at Igloo Flowers. You’ll find an array of freshly cut blooms – we love their jam jar arrangements.
Fancy a show? Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory on Southwark Street is on until early March. This razzle-dazzle musical tells the story of PT Barnum, the great American hustler and showman.
Head for heights? You simply can’t beat a late dinner or cocktails at the Shard. Europe’s tallest building offers breathtaking views, late-night drinks and a variety of cuisines in their restaurants which include Hutong, Aqua Shard and Oblix.
Finally, we recommend Nine Lives on Holyrood Street for delicious cocktails to round off your evening. This unassuming bar situated in a Victorian basement is slightly off the beaten track but we adore the snug tables and laid-back colonial feel.
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