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The Perfect Valentine’s Day in Liverpool

The season of love is nearly upon us! If you’re stuck for romantic ideas, we’ve put together a handy guide on the best things to do this Valentine’s Day in Liverpool.

You and your loved one can indulge in a day filled with romance, exploring the best cultural attractions, indulging in delicious food and discovering some dreamy hidden gems.

Toast to your relationship this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a celebration you and that special person will cherish forever.

The Perfect Brunch

Filter and Fox brunch Liverpool

Start your perfect Valentine’s Day in Liverpool with a delicious brunch from one of the many brilliant cafes and restaurants the city has to offer.

Choose from sweet pancakes, a full English, healthy porridge or delightfully simple toast and jam and start your day off right.

Filter and Fox on Duke Street offer a smashing range of brunch options that are sure to get your mouth watering.

Or, why not try the ever popular Love Thy Neighbour on Bold Street and tuck into their signature avocado on toast.

It’s the best way to start the perfect day with your loved one.

A Romantic Stroll

Romantic walks in Liverpool

One of the best thing to do on Valentine’s Day is go for a romantic stroll.

Liverpool is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK, including stunning parks, beautiful beaches and historic cultural quarters that are great for exploring.

Spend the afternoon meandering along the winding paths in Sefton Park and take in the gorgeous lake, the ornamental gardens and the breathtaking Palm House.

For a change of scenery, take the train and discover the red squirrels at Formby and enjoy the sea breeze from the famous sand dunes.

Or, delve into one of Liverpool’s cultural quarters and marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Georgian Quarter or the grandeur of St George’s Quarter.

Relax at a Spa

Morgans Spa Liverpool

Is there anything more relaxing than a visit to a luxurious spa?

Hidden in the depth of 30 James Street Hotel, you will find Morgan’s Spa, the best and most tranquil city centre retreat.

Indulge in some dreamy couple’s treatments with that someone special and make the most of your Valentine’s Day together.

From massages to body wraps, hot stones and facials, they have everything to ensure you have a rejuvenating experience this Valentine’s Day.

A Delightful Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea Liverpool

If you’re looking for something a little sophisticated this Valentine’s Day in Liverpool, why not delight in an afternoon tea service from one of the top restaurants in city.

Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches and pastries, accompanied by miniature cakes, sweet treats and traditional scones with clotted cream and jam. Served with a choice of teas, coffee or a decadent glass of bubbly.

There are lots of venues around Liverpool that offer afternoon tea, from the classy London Carriage Works, to Carpathia Champagne Bar, Panoramic and Oh Me Oh My, you’ll be spoilt for choice!


Get Cultural

Walker art gallery Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the centres for culture in the whole of the UK, featuring some of the biggest and best public museums, galleries and landmarks outside of London.

You and the special person in your life can spend a few hours exploring the Walker Art Gallery.

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day in Liverpool than surrounded by some of the most passionately romantic paintings ever created?

Or, take stroll around the Museum of Liverpool and learn about the history of our beloved city.

Culture is around every corner in Liverpool.

A Fun Activity

Valentines Day in Liverpool

Get active this Valentine’s Day at one of the top attractions in Liverpool.

From Ghetto Golf, where you and your partner can battle it out to be crowned the golfing champion, to the Climbing Hanger where you can test your trust in one another; there are loads of fun things to do in the city.

Put your knowledge to the test in the Breakout room and see how well you work together as a team. Or for something a bit more relaxing, why not attend the iconic tea dance at St George’s Hall and waltz the night away.

There’s plenty to choose from if you’re looking for an activity date.

Enjoy a Candlelit Dinner

Valentine's Day dinner Liverpool
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The ultimate expression of love, treat the special person in your life to a candlelit dinner this Valentine’s Day.

The best way to reconnect, share in your adoration for great food at one of the most luxurious restaurants in Liverpool.

From Alma de Cuba’s stunning Cuban inspired menu and breathtaking architecture, to the exclusivity of the Art School and their fine dining cuisine, there’s plenty of places to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner.

Whether you love the exotic flavours of Japan, Lebanon and the Caribbean or classic favourites like Mexican, Italian and Thai, Liverpool has a dining experience to suit any palette.


Catch Some Live Music

Liverpool philharmonic

What could be better than spending an evening with the love of your life and watching some brilliant live music?

This Valentine’s Day in Liverpool the Philharmonic Hall are putting on a romantic night of Valentine’s classics. Expect to hear the greatest love music ever written, with Ravel’s Bolero, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Zhang Zuo.

If you’d prefer something a bit less formal, make your way to the Baltic Market and check out some of the live acts they play host to, including the amazing UkeBox.

Lastly, The Empire Theatre are hosting an amazing old school swing night with the Rat Pack, it’s sure to be great way to spend your Valentine’s Day in Liverpool.

Find the Best View

Liverpool waterfront
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This Valentine’s Day go on a hunt for the most beautiful views of the city.

Climb up the Anglican Cathedral for arguably the best view in the whole of Liverpool, the perfect treat this Valentine’s Day.

The Albert Dock also offers one of the most romantic spots in the city, with the sunset glistening over the stunning Mersey, you and your loved one can enjoy a stunning view of the famous ‘love locks’.

Something that started on the Bridge of Love in a small Serbian town spread across Europe in early 2000’s. A romantic notion that has since made its way to Liverpool’s Albert Dock and all along the waterfront.

You can also enjoy a spectacular view over the Mersey and toward the beautiful Three Graces from Liverpool’s big wheel.

Go For a Drink

Frederiks Liverpool

Treat yourselves to a Valentine’s Day drink and toast to your loving relationship.

Liverpool is home to loads of great wine bars, cosy pubs, swanky cocktail bars and coffee shops that are always buzzing with a great atmosphere.

Grab an expertly mixed cocktail from Frederiks on Hope Street, or maybe a pint of ale from Peter Kavanagh’s and say hello to their resident dog.

If you’re looking for a bit of sophistication, head to Penny Lane for a tasty glass of red or try Veeno’s popular wine tasting experience.

A Luxury Overnight Stay

Valentines Day hotel stays Liverpool

If you really want to make the most of your Valentine’s Day in Liverpool, book a romantic stay at one of the luxurious hotels in the centre and enjoy a night you’ll cherish forever.

The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street are offering lovers a special deal with their room that includes a chilled bottle of prosecco, delicious cupcakes and rose petals scattered on your bed.

Enjoy a decadent overnight stay in one of their stunning suites, featuring an ultra-comfortable bed, Jacuzzi baths, unique interiors and stunning decor.

The best way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year is with a dreamy overnight stay.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the perfect Valentine’s Day in Liverpool. If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out our bucketlist for the top things to do in Liverpool 2018. 

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About Katie Davies

Katie is a journalism and English graduate who loves to write about anything from music, film, literature and events, to the best places in Liverpool to grab a bite to eat or a cocktail.

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