Six of the best… Valentine’s Day experiences

This year, forget extravagant materialistic statements. Treat your Valentine to something you can experience together

3. Couples’ therapy

Aman spa treatments are tailored to provide guests with an exceptional personal experience, so why not lose yourselves in a shared moment of bliss? The Connaught’s Aman Spa in Carlos Place offers a range of couples’ treatments that you can enjoy with your beloved. Choose from the Aman’s holistic massage, signature facial and three signature treatments that reflect the renewing traditions of China, India and the Americas.

4. Dinner for two

Nothing brings people together like food. This year, rather than preparing a meal for your partner, why not schedule in some time to cook together? If you’re looking for inspiration, Daylesford on Pimlico Road has some great seasonal recipes online and a raft of fresh ingredients in store. Why not attempt this purple sprouting broccoli salad, followed by slow-cooked venison and cranberry pie? For dessert, this rhubarb pudding is a delicious, healthy alternative to the classic chocolate after-dinner treat – and some believe the key ingredient is an aphrodisiac…

5. Food of love

However, if in your experience too many cooks spoil the broth, dinner out might make for a more tranquil evening. Why not spend yours reconnecting over La Poule au Pot’s gorgeous Valentine’s set menu? With its intimate nooks, candle-lit tables and excellent wine list, it’s no surprise that the restaurant has been voted ‘best for romance’ in London by Harden’s restaurant guide.

6. Full monty

But if a full day spent together just isn’t enough, the Berkeley’s Valentine’s experience could be the perfect way to extend the celebrations. Check in for the night and find champagne, dark chocolate strawberries and flowers waiting in your room, along with bathrobes romantically monogrammed with your initials. The following day, indulge in breakfast-in-bed followed by a late check-out. What better way could there be to enjoy each other’s company?