4 of the Best Anti-Valentine’s Ideas
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – the holiday that people seem to love or despise. Those in a relationship are forced into spending cash on romantic gestures, while singles are left feeling lonely and hating on their loved-up friends. But don’t despair – If you don’t have a date planned for V-Day this year, there are loads of other things to do with your mates instead.
We’ve rounded up some awesome anti-Valentine’s ideas for a great night out, whether you’re looking for love or not. Grab your single mates and have some fun!
1. Escape Room Adventure
Who has time for love anyway when you have to escape from a magical realm of felines or reverse the apocalypse? Immerse yourself in another world in a VR escape room. Perfect for groups of 3-8, the thrill of being placed in a freaky room with your friends and solving clues and puzzles to find your way out will definitely take your mind off Valentine’s Day.
Choose from a traditional escape room, a selection of VR escape games, and VR shooting games at Omescape London in Aldgate. Whatever your choice, you and your team will be transported into a different world where you need to use problem-solving skills, mental agility, and communication skills to survive and escape.
The Purrfect Escape Room
The Kingdom of Cats, ruled over by King Jasper, is a magical realm inhabited by giant felines. You and your team are trespassers, and King Jasper is having none of it. Sentenced to death by a thousand scratches, you have an hour in which to ask animals for help, and to find clues and solve the puzzles which are your keys to escaping from the Kingdom of Cats.
VR Escape Adventures
You’ll find nothing but the world’s best free roam VR escape games and shooting experiences at Omescape London. We partnered with top VR studios to bring you an array of thrilling options. Thanks to cutting-edge wireless VR technology, the experience is fully immersive and always thrilling.
Huxley is an action-packed steampunk-inspired VR escape room game set in the year 3007. You and your team are the last survivors of a humanity that has been replaced by machines. It’s up to you to solve puzzles and find the infinite energy source known as Huxley and to reverse the apocalypse of the machines.
Taking a slightly more traditional approach to steampunk, Huxley 2 transports you to a 19th century world. After learning that your professor father disappeared mysteriously while trying to find Huxley’s secret location, you and your team determine to complete his quest. Use his ingenious inventions to solve puzzles and find Huxley.
In The Corsair’s Curse, you and your team will board a dead pirate’s enchanted galleon in the hope of finding his treasure. After his ghost’s curse transforms you into wooden idols, you’ll need to work together across spatial dimensions to solve puzzles, reverse the curse, and escape with the treasure.
The VR shooter games you’ll find at our Aldgate venue include Arizona Sunshine LBVR, Ghost Patrol, and Hero Zone. Whether you want to do your utmost to survive a zombie apocalypse in the desert, rid an old manor house of colour ghosts and their liege, or choose from a selection of games with zombie apocalypse, archery, or other themes, it’s all possible at Omescape. Valentines schmalentines. With adrenalin-pumping action-packed experiences like these, who needs – or wants – overpriced flowers and chocolates, anyway?
2. See a Show
A Valentine’s Day theatre trip is the perfect midweek pick-me-up. Whatever you enjoy watching, whether it’s the latest West End smash hit musical or an independent play in a fringe theatre, this is an activity you can do alone or with friends. Why not get tickets to a stand-up comedy night – that’s sure to put a smile on your face if you’re sad about being single!
3. Pamper Yourself
The best thing about being single on Valentine’s Day? You only have yourself to take care of! There’s no need to worry about expectations of your partner and splashing out on extravagant gifts. All your hard-earned money can be spent on you – so treat yourself! Book yourself in for a massage or another beauty treatment or book out an apartment with a hot tub with your mates.
4. Eat Your Favourite Food
Comfort eating is definitely allowed on this holiday. Whatever you love eating when out with friends, whether its pizza or a gourmet three course meal, book it and enjoy the indulgence. If you can’t bear seeing all the loved-up couples or your favourite restaurant is fully booked, choose a takeaway with a good film.
Of course, if you’re serious about looking for love this V-Day then there’s plenty of singles nights and speed dating events you could sign up to!