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Valentine's Day in Manchester

We’re all heart here in Manchester. The whole city region has a special sense of civic pride and love. Valentine’s Day in Manchester is no exception, however, we’re here if you need some inspiration. Love is love.

Ideas for Valentine's Day

Are you looking to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day with something a bit more interesting than a box of chocolates?

Looks like you’ve come to the right place. Manchester is one of the UK’s most romantic cities, after all.

Valentine’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to get together as a couple or a group. Of course, you can go out any time of the year at your convenience – we’re all busy bees – but a day dedicated to romance ensures you do something special.

So, unless you’d prefer to sit in alone, watch Bridget Jones and cry into an empty carton of ice cream; here’s a handy list of the best things to do in Manchester this Valentine’s Day.

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Tattu Restaurant & Bar
Indulge in an 'Elixir of Love' this Valentine's
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Hyatt Hotel Manchester
Hyatt Celebration Packages and indulge in a 'First Kiss' cocktail
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Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
Valentine's Day Feast for £45 per person
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The Lowry Hotel
Five course tasting menu for £75 per person
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The Cosy Club
Special Valentine's menu including sharing dessert.
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James Martin Manchester
Six course dinner and Laurent-Perrier Rose for £75 per person
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Garten Bar
2 or 3 course Ultimate Sharing Dining Experience
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Etci Mehmet
15% off or 2 for 1 mocktails when using code ILOVEMCR
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Riva Blu
Three course menu for £60 per person
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Delhi House Cafe
Valentine's feast for £29.95 per person
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Richmond Tea Rooms
High Tease Burlesque Valentine's Special - £18 per person
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Platzki
Valentine's Polish set menu for £50 per person
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Valentine's offers

There are two types of people when it comes to Valentine’s dining celebrations. Those that have their restaurant booked months in advance, and those always scrambling for a table just a night or two before.

Having been both, we thought we’d lend a hand with a few suggestions for those of you who haven’t quite got yourselves organised yet.

Of course, not everyone’s idea of a romantic restaurant is the same. And not everyone likes the same cuisine. So below you’ll find a range of choices, from swanky fine dining spots to more relaxed bistros and tapas bars.

From Chinese to Italian, from steakhouse to sushi, there should be a little something for everyone.

Keep reading to find your perfect Valentine’s dinner.

A focal point of Tattu’s Winter Romance season, on Wednesday 14th February love blooms beneath their cherry blossoms.

Between the 9th and 24th February 2024 they are offering guests the ultimate Valentine’s sharing cocktail, Elixir of Love, delivered to the table with a small red envelope which will come with a golden ticket with one of three gifts: a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, a bottle of Laurent- Perrier Cuvée Rosé or a Modern Chinese Sharing Menu for two to share, plus a bottle of Laurent- Perrier Cuvée Rosé.

Elixir of Love has been crafted with Bombay, Amaretto, Cherry, Chocolate, topped with Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé.

Join The Lowry Hotel at their two AA Rosette restaurant this Valentine’s Day, where love is not just in the air but is expertly woven into every culinary creation.

Indulge in a five course tasting Valentine’s Menu and let the magic of aphrodisiac-infused creations elevate your celebration of love this Valentine’s Day.

Exclusive Valentine’s Day package offers you and your special someone an unforgettable experience filled with love, luxury, and delightful surprises.

Enhance your Valentine’s Day with a five-star touch, where every dish is a work of art, and every moment is an expression of love.

  • Five course tasting menu £75 per person
  • Room prices vary; booking required.

Make this Valentine’s one to remember at Etci Mehmet.

Experience love like never before as they set the scene for a romantic dinner date this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy their new menu of exquisite flavours and premium-cut steaks. Turn up the heat and experience their unique fire-shows that will leave you amazed.

Now’s the time to pull out the stops… give the gift of gold with their 24K gold menu to make it Etci Special!

Add some sparkle, some heat and create memories at Etci Mehmet, winners of the Best Turkish Steakhouse in the North West.

Known to be one of Manchester’s most popular restaurants, reserve your table now for an evening of indulgence, create lasting memories and celebrate love at Etci Mehmet.

  • Get 15% off food when booking using code ILOVEMCR
  • Booking required

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill have Valentine’s Day sorted for loved ones this year, with a Valentine’s Day set menu set to provide the perfect romantic dining experience.

The sumptuous feast starts with a pani puri shot, followed by an appetiser of poppadoms and pickles.

Diners can then indulge in the ‘lovers sharing platter’. For the main course, guests can choose from a ginger chicken curry, lamb rogan josh or a dall makhana.

To round off this romantic feast, there are a selection of handcrafted and freshly made desserts, perfect for sharing with a loved one.

If you’re looking for something to do together, try Zouk’s Valentine’s Cookery Class on 17th February.

  • £45 per person
  • Booking required

Join Flight Club as they toast the love of friends at a Galentine’s Brunch Social.

With Prosecco, bottomless pizza, and a Social Darts sampler, it’s the perfect brunch for gathering your besties, celebrating a birthday, or toasting the weekend!

Each guest will have a bottle of Prosecco and a complimentary Chambord to top up your fizz to create a Chambord Bellini. They’ll also keep you fuelled from start to finish with an exceptional selection of pizza paddles.

To make the most of your two-hour session, your time will be split into an hour perfecting your throw in the oche and another hour soaking up the atmosphere at a table around our stunning bar.

  • Available 17th & 18th February 2024
  • Priced from £30 per person
  • Booking required

Visit Sthan this Valentine’s Day for a date night and take your taste buds on a journey through authentic flavours.

Sthan M1, a charming culinary venue tucked away in the centre of Manchester invites you to experience its charm.

By flawlessly fusing desi cuisine with a videsi bar, our business creates an unparalleled fusion. Take your taste senses on a thrilling trip via real flavours with the help of our carefully prepared menu.

Indulge in the ultimate celebration of love with an exclusive Hyatt Celebration Package.

Sip and Savour at The Graduate Bar: Elevate your getaway with the added touch of romance as we present the complimentary cocktail of the season, “First Kiss,” and a delightful treat of chocolate-dipped strawberries to sweeten your stay.

Cherish the Moment: To enhance the celebration, your package includes a bottle of prosecco—a sparkling touch to elevate the romance and create lasting memories.

Begin Your Day with Bliss: Wake up to a world of romance with a delectable breakfast included in your Hyatt Celebration Package.

Celebrate love on the most romantic night of the year with an exclusive menu at James Martin Manchester.

Spoil the one you love with an indulgent six-course menu and a complimentary glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé.

  • Six-courses for £75 per person
  • Available Wednesday 14 February
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Booking essential.

The Cosy Club‘s Valentine’s Menu for two includes a starter and a main course each and a limited edition sharing Valentine’s Dessert as well as a Raspberry Crush cocktail each to start the evening in style.

Choose from a delectable selection of starters and main dishes, before enjoying the limited edition Valentine’s sharing dessert includes Salted Caramel & Chocolate Cheesecake, Raspberry Sorbet and Dark Chocolate Mousse served in a caramel basket.

  • Available 10th to 14th February 2024

Fenix is a space to relax and a place to indulge. It is a destination for hedonists and sophisticates.

Make Valentine’s an extra-special one with Greek flavours, culture and atmosphere.

Indulge in Fenix’s A la Carte menu including specialities such as Mykonian Salad, Sea Bass Ceviche and Lamb Leg En-Clave. Don’t resist the urge to make the most of a very special venue and extra special food this Valentine’s Day.

This Valentine’s Day, join Garten Bar Grill & Cocktails for an unforgettable date night celebration with your loved one.

Show your love by indulging in an Ultimate Sharing Experience with a 2 or 3-course dinner which includes a steak sharing platter boasting cuts cooked to Garten Bar’s incredible quality.

It’s the perfect sharing experience, and it’s available for one night only!

  • Booking required
  • Available 14th February 2024

Indulge in Amore at Riva Blu.

This Valentine’s Day treat your special someone to an enchanting evening of romance and exquisite Italian flavours at Riva Blu

From tantalizing antipasti to decadent desserts, indulge in their à la carte menu or honour the occasion with their carefully crafted special 3-course Valentine’s Day menu, where every dish is a celebration of love and Italian cuisine.

  • £60 per person for a three course menu
  • Available 9th to 18th February 2024

This Valentine’s Day, rekindle the flame with your loved one at Delhi House Cafe! They’re whipping up a mouthwatering feast of flavors and romance, specially crafted to share and savor.

For just £29.95 per person, you’ll be treated to a glass of bubbly as you settle in for an evening of love and deliciousness, followed by a feast for sharing including a choice of starters, mains and desserts.

Delhi House Cafe’s Valentine’s Dinner Menu is the perfect way to impress your loved one with an unforgettable dining experience, escape the ordinary and enjoy something truly unique.

  • Booking required via website
  • Available 14th February only

Join Cherie Bebe at Richmond Tea Rooms for a High Tease Burlesque Valentine’s Special!

A fun, flirty evening of live burlesque, cabaret, and musical entertainment featuring performances from some of the finest burlesque performers in the UK.

  • £18 per person
  • Booking required
  • Strictly over 18s event

Experience a traditional Polish feast with Platzki’s Valentine’s set menu.

Priced at £50 per person, guests can enjoy appetizers including pierogis filled with either confit duck or beetroot and goat’s cheese, and a choice of main courses, including Kaszotto – a pearl barley risotto, served with crispy celeriac and blue cheese, and Sarna – a dish of thinly sliced fried venison steak, served with homemade rosemary-infused dumplings.

Join Corn Exchange Manchester for an unforgettable evening of live music and romance!

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourselves in the sounds of world class vocalist, Chevone & Reeday, performing from 6pm to 9pm.

Ditch the clichés and create memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re whisking away your sweetheart for a romantic serenade or gathering your besties for a Galentine’s celebration, the Corn Exchange has the perfect atmosphere for you.

Enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s at Cloud 23 whether you are celebrating with a loved one or friends!

From a ‘Valentine’s Afternoon Tea’, a delicious selection of sweet and savoury delights; to the ‘Valentine’s Guaranteed Window Package’, with breathtaking views as you celebrate special moments together.

Choose your perfect package or combine them all for a celebration of love at Cloud 23!

  • Various packages available
  • Booking recommended

Join 20 Stories for an evening filled with love, specially curated dishes, and romantic ambiance.

To celebrate this special occasion somewhere high above Manchester, they have created a special four-course menu throughout the evening for you to enjoy with your friends or loved ones.

To make your evening even more memorable, they’ve arranged live music for the evening, to serenade you and your beloved as you savour each moment together.

What better setting to celebrate this romantic day than watching the sun set over the city along with the ones you love.

  • £80 per person
  • Booking required

Enjoy a divinely delicious two or three-course set menu at Brown’s Brasserie, created especially for Valentine’s Day.

To start, enjoy pan-seared scallops and brown shrimp, followed by Pesto-crusted chicken breast and Heritage potatoes. Or indulge together with 16oz Chateaubriand for two, served with fries, onion rings, watercress and a selection of sauces– perfect to share! Finish with rich and luxurious Chocolate Trio to round off the perfect evening.

Add in fabulous Valentine’s cocktails and a buzzing brasserie atmosphere, and they’ll make this romantic day that extra bit special for you—in a way only we can.

Thomas and Sarah Studd established Mr Thomas’s Chop House together 157 years ago. Just a few years later Sarah took the helm when Tom took ill.

Mr Thomas’s Chop House was their life together and the legacy of their love which still stands, as much a romantic Victorian fantasy as ever.

Join us to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2024. Our indulgent fresh home cooked food is the perfect treat. And we’ll be offering a selection of specials and sharers to make the occasion even more special.

The Valentine’s set menu at Climat includes five thoughtfully selected courses including a Porthilly oyster with rhubarb, scallop with ranch dressing and a caramelised milk meringue & blood orange.

The cellar team have curated an optional £55pp wine flight that’ll perfectly accompany the dishes.

  • Available only on 14th February 2024
  • £75 per person

Fall head over heels at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester this Valentine’s Day, with a delicious limited time menu sure to set hearts beating that little bit faster.

Whether it’s Valentine’s or Galentine’s celebrations Hard Rock Cafe love birds can head over for their exclusive romantic menu offerings, including:

  • Surf & Turf
  • Sweetheart Sundae
  • Pure Passion Martini

What’s more, the restaurant will be decorated to put every guest in the right mood, with Valentine’s buntings, a balloon arch and tables adorned with flowers.

  • Available 9th to 18th February 2024

The girls from Nibble are sending handmade cake and edible gifts all around the UK for Galentines and Valentines Day from their Northern Quarter cafe.

Think afternoon teas for two from the comfort of your own home, breakfast in bed kits without the mess, brownie boxes and cake for all dietary requirements. Plus, female empowerment stationery and homeware from their ‘Girls Can’ merch range.

Order from their online cake shop with UK delivery to a loved one, or treat yourself.

Brand new to the shop – choose your favourite flavours in the ‘build your own’ cake box.

Galentine’s Supper Club: 1 main plate & 90 minutes of bottomless drinks including prosecco, pornstar martinis, wine by the glass & Galentine’s cocktails. DJ from the birdcage.

  • 15th February 2024
  • £40 per person
  • Booking required
  • Terms apply

Sharing is caring so enjoy a menu kit with Elite Bistro’s famous pies with your special someone this Valentine’s Day in the luxury of your own home.

Includes

  • Braised beef and red wine pie and/or Appleby’s cheese and melted onion pie
  • Roasted onion gravy
  • Pickled red cabbage
  • Smoked garlic honey roasted carrots
  • Sticky Yorkshire Parkin, butterscotch sauce, clotted cream
  • Rum and raisin fudge

Whoever you’ll be celebrating with, The Botanist will be serving an exclusive Valentine’s Day Menu.

Celebrate your love and enjoy…

  • A delicious 3 course set menu
  • A complimentary cocktail
  • Live music
  • Delightful atmosphere
  • Hand-crafted cocktails
  • Plenty of selfie opportunities

The set menu runs on Wednesday 14th February alongside the standard menu, for those who fancy their favourite Botanist dishes. 

  • Booking recommended
  • Subject to availability

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you choose to share it with your valentine, gal-entine, pal-entine or devour to yourself, the time for indulgence is now.

Experience Albert’s Schloss‘s delectable fondue made with Alpine cheeses and white wine, served alongside Haus pickles, sourdough + new potatoes.

Dine under the arches at Three Little Words this Valentine’s Day with three decadent courses and a welcome drink for £70 per person!

Enjoy live music and a specially curated menu in one of Manchester’s most romantic venues.

  • £70 per person

For a unique Valentine’s Day, book a gin tour around the Spirit of Manchester Distillery. Here you and your loved one will be welcomed with a G&T on arrival and will get to experience how Manchester Gin’s award-winning products are created first-hand. Visitors will also be led through an intimate gin tasting to discover which flavour profiles are their favourite.

  • £35 per person

Celebrate with your love at one of Manchester’s most historic and romantic venues.

Cosy, warm and serving up three mouth-watering and indulgent courses featuring fresh local ingredients.

And raise a toast with a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Oysters, melted cheese, stunning beef, fresh Scottish salmon, a stunning vegan spicy sausage pappardelle, flakey veggie hot pot pie, rich and indulgent desserts…

The special Valentine’s Day menu is just £60pp.

And for the Chop House fanatics you could always stare into each-other’s eyes over a corned beef hash as we’ll also be serving the classics!

Sexy Fish Manchester has announced an alluring ‘Seven Sexy Sins’ tasting menu for guests of the restaurant to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.

Diners will be able to immerse themselves in the ‘Seven Sexy Sins’ surrendering to the seduction of Love, Passion, Fantasy, Envy, Desire, Temptation and Dreams with a specially designed Lover’s Tasting Menu.

A host of captivating dishes feature on the bespoke menu including Thinly Sliced Aged Tuna, Snow Crab Tempura and Aju Amarillo Popcorn, Donuts ‘Caviar and Wasabi’, and Lobster Gyoza, before finishing the culinary journey with a tantalising ‘Last Temptation’ dessert platter.

  • Available across lunch and dinner on 14th February.
  • Priced £85 per person

This Valentine’s Day, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience transforms into Manchester’s ultimate date night destination.

Purchase Valentine’s Date Night tickets and enjoy a complimentary romantic drink!

Step back in time with your loved one and embark on a nostalgic adventure that promises laughter, challenges, and a memorable Valentine’s Day.

This is not your typical date – dive into the thrill and make this Valentine’s uniquely memorable with a trip down 90s memory lane.

At the end, sit back, sip on your Valentine’s tipple and regale in memories made.

  • Booking required
  • Subject to availability
  • Available between 12th and 16th February 2024

Evelyn’s, the charming neighbourhood restaurant is perfect for a laid back evening centred around delicious food and drink.

For £45 per person you’ll be greeted with a glass of Champagne and welcome bite before tucking into a selection of plates designed for Valentine’s.

Fall in love with your pizza!

This Valentine’s, Franco Manca have prepared you a delicious feast to celebrate love in all of its wonderful forms. Bring your favourite friend/s, your fiancé(e), family or whoever takes your fancy and they’ll do the rest.

Disclaimer: it’s so tasty that you might start to question the strength of your feelings for your loved ones. Maybe.

  • Available 9th February – 14th February 2024

For the first time ever The Bay Horse Tavern are doing Valentine’s Day – couples, singletons, dates, mates, all welcome.

For £17.50pp you can get an amazing dish; 8oz locally sourced rump steak, watercress, peppercorn or blue cheese.

Pizza Express has been winning hearts since 1965, and this Valentine’s Day is no different.

The restaurant’s staple Dough Balls are now coming heart-shaped for a limited time only.

Foodies can also find classic date-night dishes paired together at last, on this special 2 and 3 course set menus, from £17.95.

  • Heart-shaped dough balls available 8th to 18th February 2024

Prezzo’s Valentine’s crafted set menu is full of delicious flavours to fill your heart.

Couples can celebrate each other over spotlight stealing dishes like the rich Beef Raviolini with creamy Gorgonzola sauce or the Italian fennel and chilli grilled Tuscan Sausages, served with a moreish salsa verde.

  • 2 courses for £23 or 3 courses for £27.50.

This Valentine’s Day Madre have date night sorted with an endless supply of tacos.

For £35 diners can enjoy bottomless tacos choosing from Pollo Asada, Cochinita Pibil, Birria, Hongos Asada or Brussels.

Perfect for lovebirds, besties, situationships, galentines or whatever you’re celebrating; these tacos are sure to steal your heart.

Valentines gift ideas

Whether you’re Red or Blue, this is the attitude of Manchester in a bottle!

It’s not Navy Strength, for a reason. We ain’t by the sea! We do however sit on the latitude line of 53.4, and it turned out that this packs a real punch!

Distilled at 53.4% ABV, and created using 19 botanicals, from across the globe, we are truly proud of this gin.

Smooth enough to enjoy neat, over ice, but we also love it with a Premium Indian Tonic Water, such as Fever Tree or Double Dutch, and a Pink Pepper and Raspberry garnish.

Available for £55 per bottle, while stocks last

For just £35 grab free and discounted tickets, special offers on food and drink, and exclusive members events. All this and more whilst supporting the next generation of musical talent.

All RNCM Members receive:

  • 50% off up to two tickets to RNCM Promoted Performances*
  • Free Tickets to Weekly Lunchtime Concerts*
  • 15% off Food and Drink at the RNCM Bar and Café*
  • Digital ‘What’s On’ newsletter
  • Invitations to at least two special events a year such as artist talks, digital livestreams, or backstage / archive tours, for you and a guest.

*Terms and conditions apply

Don’t miss your last chance to take a loved one to see the iconic Hamilton at Palace Theatre.

Hamilton the musical is a multi award-winning masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

This is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today

  • Performances at varying dates and times until 24th February 2024
  • Best availability Mondays to Wednesdays

30 years since the launch of the trailblazing, smash-hit TV series, the Globelink News team are back, and now live on stage for the very first time. See Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening at The Lowry this February.

Exclusive offer: Get 14 off the top ticket prices from 13th to 16th February 2024 using code 14DROPILM; make it a funny Valentine’s Day full of comedy nostalgia!

  • Booking required
  • Subject to availability

The well-loved restaurant Zouk Tea Bar & Grill is celebrating its 15th birthday, and chose to mark the occasion by launching its first product range.

Choose from:

  • Garam Masala
  • Chaat Masala
  • Tandoori Masala
  • Biryani Masala

Zouk have also created a number of recipes to provide some culinary inspiration, which can be found by using the QR code on the tin.

  • Priced £6 per 60g tin and £3 for 60g refillable pouches.

February has arrived and Trafford Centre are feeling all warm and fuzzy with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.

From unique gifts to dining, fall in love with all things extraordinary and romantic at Trafford Centre.

Gifts & events galore

You’ll find an array of gorgeous gifts from Selfridges, John Lewis, Molton Brown, Boux Avenue, THOMAS SABO and many more. There’s even the chance to make your own gift with Cupids Kissing Booth at Selfridges, Lush bath bomb workshops and LEGO make & take hearts!

Big night out. Big. HUGE.

Pretty Woman: The Musical is finally embarking on a UK and Ireland tour – so make a date to see Hollywood’s ultimate rom-com, live on stage, when this smash-hit musical visits Manchester.

  • Performances from 27th February to 16th March 2024.
  • Matinee performances on various dates.
  • Tickets from £13

Ian McKellen – ‘one of the world’s greatest actors’ (Times) – plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Player Kings.

Bringing together Shakespeare’s two great history plays (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2) into the theatrical event of the season, Player Kings will reign over the Opera House Manchester this March.

  • Performances from 14th to 23rd March 2024.
  • Tickets from £13

Shelagh Delaney’s iconic play A Taste of Honey, is a sharply observed portrait of working-class life in Salford in the late 1950s.

A stunning portrayal of the complex bond between a mother and daughter who, despite their sharp bickering, are both holding on for that Taste of Honey.

  • Performances from 15th March to 13th April 2024

Be part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate alongside a 3-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter at the Hotel Brooklyn.

  • Tickets priced from £47.25
  • Performances from 14th February and 3rd March 2024
  • Subject to availability

Things to do for Valentine's Day in Manchester

It’s that time of year again. The big V is nearly here and we know you’re probably running around flailing your arms in the air wondering what the heck to do with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

But fear not. We’ve compiled a list of our top things to do in Manchester to celebrate the romantic day. So now all you have to do is worry about ironing your best top and trying not to say something completely stupid on your date.

Ember & the Valentine’s Vixens

The Kings Arms 11 Bloom Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

The special 'Valentine's Vixens' variety night will return to The King’s Arms in February to transform the gorgeous upstairs theatre into a cabaret den.

From £16

Regency Valentine Crafts

Chetham's Library Long Millgate, Manchester, United Kingdom

Throughout the Georgian and Regency eras, folded paper puzzle-purses were used as a way of exchanging loving messages between friends and romantic interests – the forerunner of the modern Valentine’s Day card.

From £8

Valentine’s Day at Sonata

Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge 3 St Ann's Alley, Manchester, United Kingdom

Join us at Sonata and make your Valentine’s Day a truly special occasion.

From £20

Self Love Rave

The Monastery 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, United Kingdom

Alcohol Free Rave for Women to feel Empowered and Confident

From £38

Valentine’s Wine Tour

Want to avoid the pink-hued horror of the day itself but still like to use Valentine's as an excuse for a date night?

From £75
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