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27th January 2022

Encapsulating five-star luxury with an independent spirit, our award-winning, family-run hotel is the perfect destination should you wish to spend Valentine’s Day in the capital.

This year, you can enjoy our Valentine’s Retreat – the ultimate romantic getaway in the city. As soon as you approach the outside of the hotel you’ll be met with the warm, welcoming smile of our doorman, Jim, who will usher you two lovebirds over the threshold, ready to begin your special Valentine’s weekend.


Jim the Doorman at The Athenaeum

Once settled in, take a trip up to The View, where you can relish an impressive panoramic view of London, discussing together where you’ll head to first. Situated just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the capital’s many other top attractions, you’ll be spoiled for choice when staying at The Athenaeum. Check out what’s on in London during February, or have a read through our date night ideas.

Alternatively, if you don’t wish to leave the comfortable interiors of the hotel just yet, why not tuck in to your decadent Valentine’s Afternoon Tea, included in the Valentine’s Retreat. With an indulgent selection of picture-perfect pastries and desserts that will give anyone a sweet tooth (the Berry and Lychee Rose has our vote!) it’s a wonderful way to spend quality time together. And food is the key to the heart, right? The tea can also be enjoyed separately from the Valentine’s offer, so those of you not joining us for the weekend won’t miss out!

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Spend your evening wining and dining across the city’s many bars and restaurants – we’ve even put together a luxury London pub crawl guide! But again, if you’d both prefer to have a quiet night in, 116 at The Athenaeum promises a lavish yet intimate spot for your romantic dinner for two. For your post-dinner drinks, The Bar at The Athenaeum will be on hand until 12am with its flourishing array of cocktails, wines and spirits, which you can enjoy together in a cosy nook away from the hustle and bustle of the main hotel…


The following morning after a dreamy night’s sleep, tiptoe down for a hearty breakfast – a sure way to set you up for the busy day of romance ahead. You could spend some quality time unwinding in The Spa at The Athenaeum (the Re-connect Spa Day is the perfect chance for this) or head straight out into the city for an exciting day of sightseeing – the choice is yours!

The Spa at The Athenaeum

Our sister hotels are also hosting romantic Valentine’s Stay, so if you’d prefer a country escape, book a stay at The Grove.

Or for a riverside retreat, look no further than The Runnymede on Thames.

The Glasshouse at The Grove
The Runnymede On Thames

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