Valentine’s Day can put people and couples under pressure. A good relationship has passion and excitement all year round, but you can see why many people feel under pressure to do something special in the middle of February.
Therefore, whether you need to arrange a date that ticks boxes and meets expectations, or you appreciate Valentine’s Day as offering a chance for you and your partner to have a special night, you have plenty of options in Forest Hill.
While we appreciate how well-connected Forest Hill is, helping you get around London, we love how much there is on your doorstep. Whether you don’t have a lot of time, or you can’t be bothered venturing too far, you will be able to arrange a fantastic evening in and around Forest Hill.
You can’t go wrong with an Italian meal on Valentine’s Day
Piazza della Cucina on Perry Vale is a well-regarded local restaurant, with plenty of Italian dishes to make you feel more romantic when it comes to the special night in Forest Hill. This is a restaurant which has a significant presence on Instagram, so if you are looking to get an insight into what to expect, that is the social media platform to investigate.
The pizzas look delicious, and the reviews available for the restaurant suggest a friendly welcome and high level of customer service is always on offer. This is what you are looking for on Valentine’s Day. The evening is all about you and your partner, but a warm welcome and helpful yet understated service help to make the evening magical. You have plenty of options to consider when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day in Forest Hill, but you won’t go far wrong if you opt for Piazza della Cucina.
Enjoy some tapas on the special day
Rather than a full meal, you may be looking for something smaller, and much more romantic. Tapas are considered to be an excellent way for people to socialise, as there is a sharing element for the food. In Forest Hill, Sfizio Tapas may be what you are looking for. There are many positive reviews on offer, and there is a special Valentine’s Day menu in place if you are looking for something unique.
The drinks selection is tremendous, although hopefully, the sparkling company will be all you need to have a fantastic night. The rustic setting is appealing and is ideal for anyone looking to have a cosy and understated environment for the big night.
We believe there is a lot to like about the nightlife in Forest Hill, and this influences the local property market. The following chart compares the average price paid for property in Forest Hill, the SE23 postcode area and the Lewisham Borough in the past six months:
Looking for a more subtle romantic date?
It might be you are looking for a slightly less romantic setting for your Valentine’s Day date. Perhaps you and your partner aren’t overly sentimental people, or maybe you are not yet at that stage of the relationship, but you know you want to mark the occasion.
You may not have a lot of time, or indeed a lot of money, but if you are keen to focus on the company as opposed to the cost, arranging a simple date at the St David Coffee House on David’s Road may be all you need to have a great time. With wine and beer on offer in addition to an excellent selection of tea and coffee, you and your partner will have more than enough options when it comes to drink.
With snacks and treats on offer, it should be a sweet setting. There is also free Wi-Fi if the date isn’t going well and you need to keep yourself entertained. Also, if the date is going horribly, or very well, you can use the Wi-Fi to book a taxi or Uber allowing you to continue or end your date quickly!
The following chart compares the average price paid for property in Forest Hill, the SE23 postcode area and the Lewisham Borough in the past three months:
Don’t forget the Horniman
If you are looking for an activity in Forest Hill, the Horniman should always come to mind, but it is easily overlooked. If you are local to a major attraction, you may not give it much thought, thinking it was better suited to the needs of tourists. This isn’t the case, and if you are looking for a date with a difference, the Horniman is a fantastic option for people who like to make an early start.
The Museum is open until 17:30, and the Gardens will be open until 17:50 on Valentine’s Day weekend, so this may be a suitable option for you. There is also the café, which is open until 17:30; with last orders for hot food taking place at 5 pm.
There is also a lot to see and do in the Horniman and if it has been a while since you last checked in, this Valentine’s Day weekend could be the perfect time for you to see what is going on.
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