Light up your Valentine’s Day

Light Up Kingston is launching over February half term, which coincides with the day of love – why not take your partner, friends, and family around Kingston town centre to gaze at the stunning light installations?

Cards, Flowers & Chocolate

For a blooming expression of love, head to Blue Florist or Zoe’s Flowers in the marketplace, where vibrant bouquets await. Dive into the world of heartfelt sentiments at Scribbler, Card Factory, or Clinton’s for a diverse range of cards that capture the essence of your feelings. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable assortment of chocolates from renowned supermarkets like Waitrose (below John Lewis), Sainsbury’s, M&S, and Tesco Express. Elevate the experience with artisanal delights from Hotel Chocolat or indulge in Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe.

Riverside Stroll

Start your day with a leisurely stroll along the picturesque River Thames. The serene waters and scenic views create a romantic atmosphere, perfect for sharing heartfelt conversations. Kingston’s riverside path provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle, allowing you to enjoy each other’s company amidst the beauty of nature.

Boat Ride on the Thames

For a truly enchanting experience, consider taking a boat ride along the Thames. Kingston hosts Turks Launches, which offers romantic cruises with stunning views of the riverbanks. Enjoy the gentle sway of the boat, the soothing sound of the water, and the company of your loved one as you create lasting memories on this special day.

Romantic Dining

Kingston upon Thames boasts a diverse culinary scene, with plenty of romantic restaurants to choose from. Book a table at one of the riverside eateries or charming bistros to savour a delicious meal in a cosy setting. Whether you prefer Italian, French, or contemporary cuisine, Kingston has something to satisfy every palate – check out our Eat & Drink page for more!

Rose Theatre

End your evening with a touch of culture at the Rose Theatre. Check the schedule for any special Valentine’s Day performances or simply enjoy a romantic play or concert. The intimate setting of the theatre provides a unique and memorable way to cap off your Valentine’s Day celebration.

Anti-Valentine’s at the Fighting Cocks

The Fighting Cocks refuse to fill the pub with pink hearts and bows… Instead, they’ve got hate, slasher movies, bloody shots, anti love hearts and bad Valentine’s cards! Come alone, bring a friend or maybe even a date, what could be more romantic?

Seal It With A Stamp at Jo Malone

Visit Jo Malone London in store to find the perfect gift that is as special as the recipient themselves. Add an extra layer of thoughtfulness and personalise with a bespoke wax seal stamp inspired by the captivating colours of the new Roses Collection.

Rituals Valentines

Love is universal, celebrate its infinite power and share it with the perfect gift. Rituals will be providing Valentine’s Day themed gift wrapping such as tissue paper, ribbons, and a hangtag to make your gift even more memorable. These are perfect gifts for every budget and taste, wrapped and ready to give. Make it a Valentine’s Day to remember with Rituals’ selection of gifts.

Valentine’s Day in Kingston upon Thames offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and romantic experiences. Whether you choose to explore the riverside, enjoy a boat ride, or savour a delicious meal, Kingston provides a charming backdrop for celebrating love. Make this Valentine’s Day special by creating cherished moments with your significant other in this idyllic town along the River Thames.