The full 12 months that was January is finally coming to an end, which means two things; payday and planning. Yes, now the debts of Christmas have been swept away, it’s time to start planning for the rest of the year’s events – starting with every hopeless romantic’s favourite: Valentine’s Day.
But if you need some help navigating your way through all of those mundane set menus and dull drinks offers; here are some Valentine’s Day date ideas in Liverpool that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on the one you love.
Have a laugh together at a comedy club
As they say; laughter is the language of love – so instead of forking out on a three-course meal, tickle your tastebuds by heading to Hardman street for Hot Water Comedy’s Valentine’s Day special. Join the iconic scouser; Paul Smith and two other comedians for a night of literal lol-ing – and once the show is over, why not carry on the fun with a couple of gins at Liverpool Buyers Club. Perfect if you haven’t been dating too long, and don’t want something overly romantic so early on.
(Tickets are £17pp)
Spend a full day at the docks
Liverpool’s famous Albert Dock is packed with gorgeous restaurants to enjoy with your number one – but if you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not swerve the evening meal for a day of exploring instead. Start with a trip down memory lane at the Maritime Museum, where you can discover artifacts from the Titanic as well as Liverpool’s rich seafaring heritage, then grab and ice cream and head to Liverpool’s Love Locks to leave your mark on the Mersey skyline together. Once the sun has set, grab a cocktail over candle-light at the pirate-themed Smugglers Cove, and enjoy some live music.
Plan a picnic in Sefton Park
If you really want to earn some extra brownie points this Valentine’s Day, channel some Great Gatsby romance with a picnic in Liverpool’s stunning Sefton Park. Grab a nice cloth, (if in doubt, ask your mum) and pack a basket full of your loved one’s favourite nibbles – then all you need to do is find a spot overlooking the boating lake for you to settle in and pop the prosecco.
Put your relationship to the test at an escape room
If you’ve been together for a while, why not put your teamwork to the test by booking into one of the Breakout Liverpool escape rooms and see if your detective skills are up to scratch. There are loads of rooms to choose from, each with a different theme – so pull together to crack the codes, or just bond over how bad you are, either way it’s a fun way to spend a few hours! Just remember, the rooms are packed with CCTV cameras to monitor your progress so don’t get too hot and heavy!
Have an extra-special cinema date
There’s nothing more classically romantic than an old-school cinema date – but instead of joining the teens at your local Odeon, why not visit Liverpool’s brand new Everyman Cinema at the Metquarter this Valentine’s day? This year, the Everyman is transporting cinemagoers back to 1899 Paris with a screening of Moulin Rouge for the ultimate romantic evening. For £30pp, Everyman Cinema is offering the screening itself, and an unlimited amount French inspired food and cocktails all night.