The Royal Observatory is hosting a Valentine’s evening with the stars. The line-up for the event includes a romantically-themed planetarium show followed by a chance to look at the moon while cosied up with your partner on the Meridian Courtyard. A hot drink is included in the ticket price, so you can stay warm under the stars. Astronomers will be on hand to talk you through the stars that catch your eye. Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, SE10 8XJ. February 14, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
and 6:50pm – 8:50pm.
Admission: £20.50. www.rmg.co.uk/
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Greenwich Market is throwing a week-long celebration of Valentine’s Day, inviting couples to take part in a photo competition. To enter, take the apple of your eye to Greenwich Market and show the world how much you love them by taking a picture of you both in the heart-shaped frame and sharing it on Instagram using the hashtag: #greenwichmarketlove. A goodie bag prize will go to the winning couple, who will be randomly selected and notified on Monday 17 February. Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ. February 9 – 15, from 10am – 5:30pm;
closed on Monday. Admission: FREE.
DITCH VALENTINE’S DAY FOR SOMETHING LESS SOPPY
Jam Tomorrow is a community play by GLYPT which is transporting its guests back to the era of mods and rockers – specifically, to the time when Bowie lived in Bellingham. The site-specific play is taking place at the Fellowship Inn in Bellingham South London and is also a celebration of the Grade II listed pub’s restoration. Built in the 1920s, The Fellowship has played host to musical legends including Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton in the past. The production has been produced in partnership with Phoenix Community Housing and is being performed by members of the local community. Fellowship Inn, Randlesdown Road, SE6 3BT. February 16 at 3pm & 7:30pm. Admission: £5/£3 concessions. www.glypt.co.uk/
A VALENTINE’S DAY FEAST
The chefs at the Old Brewery are preparing a menu of sumptuous specials to help couples celebrate the most romantic day of the year. For many of us, few things say ‘I love you’ like a glass of red and a hearty feast followed by a sweet treat. If you and your loved one fall into that camp, this might just be the Valentine’s Day celebration after your own heart. The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW. February 14, from 5pm – 10pm. www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/
CELEBRATE VINTAGE STYLE
The Churchill Theatre invites its guests to take a jaunt down memory lane. Here you’ll enjoy an afternoon tea serenaded by vintage music. Called Perfect Vintage, the event is steeped in light-hearted nostalgia, and should have you up and dancing round your table. Churchill Theatre,
High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA.
February 16, at 2pm.