Love is in the air, and will light up your life: romantic interludes and great food on Valentine’s Day

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love at the Albert Dock

As Shakespeare would have it: ‘Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me prov’d, I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d’. Not totally loving ‘the edge of doom’, but for sure, celebrate that romantic moment. We, at His & Hers have one or two suggestions to make it a really special occasion.

WORDS: Jean Hill

Royal Albert Dock.

The Dock offers sweeping views of Liverpool’s beautiful waterfront and over one million twinkling lights to wonder at. It is one of the city’s most romantic places to visit this Valentine’s Day.

This year, for the first time, the Dock will be giving visitors the chance to declare their affections for all to see by sending in their messages of love, with the chance of them being cast across the Dock with a bespoke Valentine’s projection. The ‘Say it with Love’ projection launched on Friday 7th February, a stunning visual experience, lighting up the Dock’s inner quay. 

If you want to propose to the love of your life, you can send a message through the Royal Albert Dock website. The most heart-felt messages will make it onto the big screen on Valentine’s Day and throughout the weekend. 

Take a starry-eyed stroll around the Dock, and gaze, in a haze, at the limited edition heart-shaped lights from MK Illuminations. There are a cluster of really good restaurants and bars to choose from, for a pre-dinner cocktail, or a romantic meal. 

We can recommend a candle-lit dinner at Maray or Spanish style sharing plates at Lunyalita. MADRE does great Mexican food, washed down with the best Margaritas in town. Gusto embodies Italian passion. Valentine’s bookings are now open for 14th-16th February. Nothing says “I love you” like a romantic meal under fairy lights. This is the place for that special occasion. Go celebrate.

A press night out at the Albert Dock

Liverpool and beyond

Further afield, you could watch a romantic movie at the Everyman cinema. Scale the romantic heights at Panoramic 34. ‘Steak’ your claim at Slim’s Bold Street, with beef and lobster. Duke Street Market will dazzle with so many different options. Casa Italia offers great mood music and lovely food. There are theatrical love songs at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. You could take a romantic stroll through Sefton Park, take in the Victorian Palm House, and then share a meal at Justino’s, which is within walking distance. It is all there for the asking.

Duke Street Market

You may also enjoy: Our Valentine’s Gift Guide

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