BBS have rounded up a short selection of accessible alternative Valentine’s events throughout the UK.

Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ By Candlelight Valentine’s Concert, Ely Cathedral

For out-and-out romance on Valentine’s Weekend, join spectacular Chamber Orchestra The Piccadilly Sinfonietta for a candlelit and bubbly-filled evening, featuring Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons.

Ely Cathedral is the only UK building to be listed as ‘one of the seven medieval wonders of the world’ and has been featured in films such as The Other Boleyn Girl and The King’s Speech. Accessibility info for this event can be found here. 3 BBS Ticks for a stylish event.

Saturday 16th February.

The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL

A spectacular setting for a candlelit concert
A spectacular setting for a candlelit concert

Cosmic Valentine at the National Space Centre, Leicester 

The ultimate romantic experience beneath the stars. Arrive to spectacular cocktails and a chance to explore the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, before heading to the heart of the exhibition to enjoy a four-course dinner.

Included in your evening is an opportunity to discover the Centre’s galleries in near exclusivity.

Access info can be found here. 2.5 BBS Ticks for style & Space

Thursday 14 February.
Leicester Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

The Black Cat: Salon Des Artistes Valentine’s Special, Hove

Inspired by the cabaret culture of Montmartre in its heyday, this is a chance to see some of the finest performers on the international cabaret circuit dig a little deeper into their material. Enjoy superior showmanship, live music, comic song and elegant burlesque, all in a beautiful environment.

Friday 15th-Saturday 6th February.

Access info can be found here. Includes an accessible viewing area. 3 BBS Ticks for access & style

Credit: Black Cat Cabaret
Credit: Black Cat Cabaret

Faulty Towers Immersive Dining Experience, London

A perfect ‘anti-Valentine’s’ Valentine’s date!

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the 5-star immersive theatre show that’s 70% improvised and wins acclaim internationally. Served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel, audiences are promised plenty of laughs and interaction so it’s ideal for comedy and theatre fans, as well as anyone who simply fancies an unforgettable meal. This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos and fun reign right from the start.

A resident feature of London’s comedy scene since 2012, the show ranks consistently high in TripAdvisor’s top London Theatre listings and holds TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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