4-5 London Road, London SE1 6JZ
If indulging in a romantic, candlelit dinner is how you and your other half like to mark Valentine’s
Day, look no further than Paladar. Just a few steps from Elephant & Castle underground station on London Road, this stylish Latin American bar and restaurant offers the perfect setting for your loved-up evening and cuisine to leave you both starry-eyed. Choose from a carefully created menu offering tempting sharing plates of flavours from Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and beyond.
Booking is advised.
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
If you can’t remember the last time you saw a play or musical then head over to the Southwark Playhouse for the best in off-West End theatre. James Saunders’ comedy Bodies begins its run at this much-loved venue on February 13. It’s the first showing of the play in 20 years and questions why people fall in love or get married – pretty topical for Valentine’s Day!
Tickets are priced £22.
G Baldwin & Co
171-173 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RW
Show your loved one how much you care with a special gift from of one of London’s oldest herbalists. With a vast selection of natural beauty items and aromatherapy products you’re sure to find something to impress your other half this Valentine’s Day. Baldwin’s has been located on Walworth Road since 1844 and, with more than 180 years’ of expertise, you’ll be sure to find a helping hand when choosing that special something.
Visit the Baldwins website.
Champagne + Fromage at Mercato Metropolitano
42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
Some things are just made for each other: fish and chips; sausage and mash; steak and chips. Champagne + Fromage has raised the bar with its pairing of unique Champagnes and artisan cheeses – just the thing for your Valentine’s date night. Grab your other half and head over to the bustling food market Mercato Metropolitano to sample the duo – it’s a match made in heaven.
Visit the Mercato Metropolitano website.
Lola Flower Boutique
208 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE
The lucky recipient of a beautiful bouquet from Lola Flower Boutique will be over the moon with their Valentine’s Day blooms. Based on Walworth Road, this online boutique specialises in unique and lavish flower arrangements, some of which have adorned top London hotels including The Ritz, The Savoy and the Corinthia.
For more information and to make an order, visit the Lola Flower Boutique website.
Walking the Elephant
Meet at Elephant & Castle Tube, South Bank University exit
Whatever your relationship status, for an original Valentine’s outing, how about a guided tour around Elephant & Castle? Whether you’re a life-long resident or new to the area, it’s a great way to find out those nuggets of information you didn’t know. The two-hour tour takes you back to the days of Shakespeare when he alluded to Elephant & Castle in Twelfth Night and returns you to the present and a taste of the area’s major transformation programme.
Regular group tours are available and private bookings can be made for a day and time to suit you. For more information, visit the Walking the Elephant website.