Hate Valentine’s? We’ve got the antidote

The lovey-dovey feelings of Valentine’s Day aren’t for everyone. So why not grab your mates for a great day out, making the most of our small groups’ discount.

1. London

The London Dungeon

Visit The London Dungeon, a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital’s most perilous past. Spend your evening in the historic streets of Jack the Ripper, beginning at a Victorian Gin Palace. After meeting Sweeny Todd and Mrs Lovett and escaping the plague, the finale is an exhilarating drop ride which may leave you in need of a stiff drink. Luckily for you, the dungeon Tavern awaits.

When: All year round
Price: From £24

 London Dungeon

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2. Newcastle

Skating at Life

The festive period might be over but there's still plenty of time to enjoy a hot drink with your friends at the open-air ice rink at the Centre for Life. Grab your mates for a spin around the ice and make the most of your trip with a combo ticket to visit the Life Science Centre's 4D Motion Ride, planetarium, live theatre shows and brilliant hands-on activities.

When: until 24 February
Price: Adult tickets from £10

Skating at Life

Skating at Life © Life Science Centre

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3. Leeds

Escape Valentine's

We can't think of a better way to spend Valentine's than locked in a room with your nearest and dearest. Leeds has a huge selection of escape rooms to choose from and our friends at Leeds List have reviewed them for you. Why not take a trip to the culture capital of Yorkshire and put your minds to the test this February and save the city! 

When: Daily
Price: From £7.50 

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4. York

Beer heaven at the Brew York beer hall

Brew York might be another play on New York - but this is a not-to-be-missed Old York special. The tap room and beer hall is the perfect location to pile your pals into a long table in the heart of the atmosphere, with the freshest beers and burgers in town. With a selection of over 50 cask ales, IPAs, porters and more to try from, you're sure to find your Fairytale of Brew York. 

When: 12pm-11pm Tuesday - Sunday. Open until 9pm on Sundays
Price: Beers start from as little as £1.20 for 1/3, burgers are from £8 

Brew York

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5. Edinburgh

Laugh yourself silly at The Stand 

Spend your evening with like-minded singletons at The Stand comedy club in Edinburgh. With a host of hilarious stand-up comics, this Anti-Valentine's day show is the perfect antidote to those Valentine blues. 

When: 11 February, doors open at 7.30pm 

Price: From £3.00 to £6.00

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