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 an asylum or beat the clock to find a cure for a biohazard threat?! Immerse yourself in another world in a London escape room. Perfect for groups of 3-7, 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.

  1. See a show

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so going to the theatre 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!

  1. 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 slpashing 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.

  1. 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!

A thrilling experience! It's hard to review this place while not spoiling the puzzles, but it was truly a blast. The production value of the two escape rooms I've tried were pretty amazing. It kind of felt like being in a movie!

Awesome rooms. I've done a lot of live escape rooms and the one we did at Omescape London was both challenging and had incredible technology to it.

Would love to do this again! The puzzles were clever and challenging. Clearly they put in a great deal of effort towards designing interesting puzzles. I have no idea how they orchestrated all of it, but it worked great!