8 fantastic Galentine’s Day ideas in London

Officially taking place on February 13th, Galentine’s Day (also known as Palentine’s Day) is the annual day for celebrating platonic love.

Whether you’re a singleton looking to escape the tedious Valentine’s Day festivities or simply want to celebrate friendship with your besties, there are plenty of Galentine’s Day ideas and events to choose from.

So, round up the group chat and check out our guide to the best Galentine’s Day events in London!

1. Happy Hour at Blame Gloria – Clapham Junction 

Wednesdays & Thursdays 5pm – 7pm, Fridays 4pm – 7pm

Blame Gloria Bar LondonWhat better reason to gather your girlfriends than a cheeky trip to London’s most outrageous happy hour? Blame Gloria’s quirky cocktail bar is the perfect backdrop to celebrate your devoted besties this Galentine’s Day.

But what can you expect from happy hour at Blame Gloria? Well, get ready for 2-4-1 cocktails, a bottle of bubbly for £20 and bottles of beer for £4! And happy hour at Blame Gloria wouldn’t be complete without the non-stop music – so grab your friends, belt out your favourite tunes and let the good times roll at Blame Gloria!

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2. Make your own rug at Turfting London – Nine Elms 

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Try your hand at rug making this February and create unforgettable memories at Tufting London in Nine Elms. This beginner’s tufting workshop is the perfect Galentine’s Day idea for groups of friends, large or small.

Craft your very own handmade rug with help from the friendly Tufting London team and let your imagination go wild! With mini, standard and large rug workshops available, your friendship group will adore making tufting memories together.

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3. Test your ping pong skills at Bounce – Battersea

Beer pongCelebrate Galentine’s Day in style with your besties at Bounce! This lively ping pong bar is the perfect Galentine’s Day idea for friends looking for a pinch of competitive fun this February!

Discover an electric atmosphere at Bounce’s newest venue, located in Battersea Power Station, featuring plenty of exciting ping pong-centric activities – including classic beer pong, high-tech Wonderball and fast-paced table tennis. With a weekly pizza and prosecco bottomless brunch, Bounce is the ultimate destination for a Galentine’s party filled with laughter and friendly competition.

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4. Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason – St. James

Afternoon tea at Fortnum & MasonUp your Galentine’s celebrations with freshly prepared cakes, lavish scones and (of course) endless cups of tea! Dubbed the ‘undisputed home of Afternoon Tea’, Fortnum & Mason’s timeless dining experience is the perfect Galentine’s Day idea for besties craving a relaxing and traditional afternoon tea.

Prepared to be charmed by Fortnum & Mason’s array of elegant yet scrumptious foodie delights that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Or if savoury bites are more your thing, Fortnum & Mason’s delectable finger sandwiches will be sure to hit the spot this Galentine’s Day.

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5. Pottery Painting at Social Pottery – Kentish Town

Pottery paintingLooking for a relaxing and creative group activity this Galentine’s Day? Well, Social Pottery’s wholesome pottery painting sessions could be the perfect Galentine’s celebration for you and your pals this February.

You can choose from Social Pottery’s stunning pottery collection, featuring everything from unique kitchen crockery and home decor to oversized mugs and extravagant centre-pieces. Whether you love funky patterns or minimalist designs, create a personal, ceramic masterpiece with your mates this Galentine’s Day.

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6. Enjoy a meditation workshop at Re:Mind Studio – Belgravia

Re:mind studio LondonLooking to renew your mind, body and well-being this February? Re:Mind has plenty of restorative classes led by passionate teachers eager to help you experience revitalised healing and a blissful sense of calm.

From breathwork classes and sound healing to restorative yoga and meditation, the Re:Mind studio in Belgravia is the perfect spot to escape London’s hectic atmosphere and recharge with your friends in peace. With a variety of daytime and evening sessions, celebrate your friendships with a euphoric meditation experience this Galentine’s Day.

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7. Taylor Swift Bottomless Brunch at Ballie Ballerson – Shoreditch

Every Saturday in 2024

Taylor SwiftAttention all ‘Swifties’! London’s favourite ball pit bar has prepared the ultimate Taylor Swift experience this February… Ready for it? Throughout 2024, Ballie Ballerson’s weekly Taylor Swift Bottomless Brunch will take centre-stage in their Shoreditch venue, featuring everything from Swiftie bangers remixed by resident DJ Izzy Trixx to appearances from fabulous Taylor lookalikes!

Each ticket includes 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, beer, hard seltzers and yummy pizza! So, if you and your besties have a ‘blank space’ in your February calendar, the Taylor Swift Brunch at Ballie Ballerson could be the perfect Galentine’s celebration.

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8. Have a spa day at the Cowshed Spa – Primrose Hill

Women on a spa dayWith an extensive range of luxury spa treatments, treat yourself and your besties this Galentine’s Day with a rejuvenating trip to the Cowshed Spa. Described as a gorgeous countryside-style retreat, the Cowshed Spa is situated within London’s splendid Primrose Hill neighbourhood and features plenty of bespoke treatments to choose from.

From stunning gel manicures to exfoliating body rituals and massages, Cowshed’s expert team will be more than happy to recommend a signature treatment to ensure you leave feeling restored.

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