5 Things To Do On Valentines Day in Southampton 2019

by Dawn Sweetman on Feb 02, 2019

5 Things To Do On Valentines Day in Southampton 2019

Here are some ideas for a romance filled Valentines Day this year!

1. Visit the Gallery

The Southampton City Art Gallery  is the most "outstanding gallery" in the South of England and is internationally renowned for its impressive collection and temporary exhibitions programme.

The works on display, of both historic and contemporary art, show the breadth and quality of the City’s art treasures. 

Over the valentines period there is a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition which looks great.

You might want to plan ahead and book a spot to eat afterwards as visitors have mentioned that they can get around the entire collection within a couple of hours.

There is also the SeaCity museum and Solent Sky Museum.

2. Keep it classic, dress up and dine

Make a dinner reservation somewhere fancy and dress up in your favourite outfit. Putting on your best outfit always makes the dinner feel that little bit more special. 

Top 5 restaurants picks in Southampton (TripAdvisor):

1. Carnicero Steakhouse (Steak)

2. The Jetty, Ocean Village (Seafood)

3. Buffalo Bills (American)

4. Todd English (American)

5. The Terrace Restaurant (British)

3. Get out of Southampton

If you’ve got the time, money and freedom, stretch your Valentine’s Day into a Valentine’s weekend away at a romantic resort far away or bed-and-breakfast in Winchester or New Forest. 

4. Movie and duvet day

Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give is the gift of uninterrupted time together doing nothing. You don’t need to leave the house to make Valentine’s Day special. Think of how great it could be to spend the entire day in bed together - without interruption. Turn off your phones, don’t answer the door and enjoy each other.

Or perhaps the cinema instead? Harbour Lights Independent cinema

5. Events on

Run for Chocolate (16th February) 

Run for Chocolate is a celebration of fitness, fun and wellbeing! Participants of all ages and abilities can enjoy the benefits of exercise with the comforting reward of a luxury Hot Chocolate at the finish line.

Maritimo Pub Quiz (13th February) 

Win cash prizes and the biggest bragging rights in town. As if one element wasn’t enough, Maritimo takes in both sea and sky in an amazing spot overlooking the Ocean Village Marina

Afternoon Tea Dance at the O2 Guildhall (13th February)

Starts: 13:00 - 16:00, Social 50/50 Dance - Sequence and Ballroom.

Viva La Vida - The Latin Experience (14th February)

8pm onwards. We will be playing the best Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa & Bachata tunes.  Expect music from Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, J. Balvin, Maluma, Shakira, Luis Fonsi , Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, Alexander Abreu, Los Van Van, La Maxima 79, Bloque 53, Dani J, Grupo Extra, Oscar D'León, Luis Enrique and more…

Karaoke at the Lion (14th February)

Open Mic Night at The Flying Dutchman (15th February)


and that leaves us with asking, have you got your loved one a beautiful bouquet yet?

See our Valentines collection