Not that we’re the type, of course, but should Valentine’s Day have crept up on you, and you’re too late to book a table at your favourite restaurant, have no fear, SevenStreets is here…
1) Snowdrop Walk at Ness Gardens
This Saturday, Ness Botanic Gardens is offering a romantic afternoon tea in their Garden Restaurant (£20 per couple) and a guided walk through their snowdrop-splashed woodlands. You can keep your needy orchids, the delicate little snowdrop, brave enough to spike through the soil in deepest winter, is the real king of the herbaceous borders. (Main pic: Ronnie Hughes, A Sense of Place)
2) Take to the Skies
Act out your Grease fantasies (the movie, not the emollient) and fly high above it all, We Go Together-style, with a lesson from Liverpool Flying School. Fly in their four-seater Piper Cherokee, with your loved one holding on for dear life in the back, their head wedged in a paper bag. What could be more romantic? Lessons from £95
Liverpool Flying School
John Lennon Airport
3) Listen to the Bells, eat lots of pudding
Every Friday night, Liverpool Parish Church, St Nicholas, peels out the bells. So, should you want to pop the question, we recommend strolling along The Strand while the bells are ringing, then heading to the wonderful OhMeOhMy – seen American Hustle? Check out the gents toilets here. 70s at its sexiest – Friday night sees the return of Leaf’s calorie-tastic Pudding Club. You know the way to your beloved’s heart, right?
25 Water Street
Flowers from Sainsbury’s? Yeah, whatever. Box full of Hotel Chocolat goodies? Get your duffle coat, you’ve pulled. The decadent Hotel Chocolat, newly squeezed into the space vacated by the House of Fraser catalogue shop in L1, has created a top-drawer selection of melting hearts, champagne truffles, smooth pralines and strawberry creams. And we’ve four boxes, worth £25 a pop, to win. Just RT or Like this post. They deliver, too.
St Peter’s Arcade
5) Zoe at Misha Fancy French at Caledonia
How about a sweet Valentine serenade from gorgeous chanteuse Zoe Hardy and Piano hero Misha Gray, playing sweet and lowdown jazz with a Gallic twist. The Cale kitchen’s offering homemade Beef Bourguignon and Moules Frites til 9pm and the bar will be creating some delicious French inspired drinks.
7.30 to 9pm
6) The Hope Street Shivers
Fancy a Valentine’s Day massacre? Shiverpool’s brilliant Auld City Tour is having an especially chilling adventure – journey around the city’s original seven streets – ending 40ft underground in a maze of abandoned bank vaults. It’s an 8.30 start at the Queen Victoria monument. Put the willies up your loved one this year.
Call: 0151 709 2030
7) Milk Presents… Let’s F***
Then again, you might favour the more direct approach. Jimmy and the Revolvers, Dominic Dunn and co present a night of big local love, and even bigger tunes. A Valentine’s day hop with a big heart.
61 Jordan Street