From icing heart-shaped biscuits at Biscuiteers to getting to grips with clay at Studio Pottery, here’s our pick of the best things to do for Galentine’s Day, also known as Palentine’s Day, which is celebrated on 13 February.

Valentine's DIY Icing at Biscuiteers Icing Café in Belgravia

A tray filled with heart-shaped biscuits iced with pink icing

Perfect for date night or Palentine’s Day, ice and decorate heart-shaped Valentine’s Day biscuits at Biscuiteers in Eccleston Yards. You’ll also be given the café’s new Valentine’s Day cake to share. Once you’re finished icing your biscuits, you’ll be able to take home your finished creations in a gift box. Book Biscuiteers Valentine’s Day events.

'Lovestruck' Afternoon tea at Peggy Porschen

 

If you’re looking for Galentine’s Day ideas, consider sharing a ‘Lovestruck’ afternoon tea with friends at the pastel-pink bakery Peggy Porschen on Elizabeth Street. Tuck into finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes that look as good as they taste. From £52 per person (£24 for under 12s). Available to book from now until mid-March. Book the Peggy Porschen afternoon tea.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough’s new Meadow Afternoon Tea is given a romantic makeover for Valentine’s Day with rosé Champagne and a rose cake made to share. The afternoon tea is inspired by the floras of the Royal Parks that surround the hotel. The afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches stuffed with egg and cress, and salmon and horseradish, followed by nature-inspired pastries,  including the Meadow Slice Cheesecake; the White Chocolate and Honey Bee; and the Dark Chocolate and Jasmine Fudge Cake. The Valentine’s afternoon tea at The Lanesborough costs £90 per person, including a glass of rosé Champagne. Available to book on 11, 12 and 14 February.

Hummingbird Bakery

Cupcake lovers should head to Hummingbird Bakery to feast on an adorable array of love-themed bakes, from a sugar coated rose petal cake to a red velvet cupcake. Indulge in the Valentine’s Day selection box, featuring a mix of chocolate, vanilla and red velvet cupcakes sprinkled with hearts. Cupcakes cost £3.80 each or £21.95 for a six cupcake selection box. Perfect Galentine’s gifts include the Mile High Heart Cake with a heart of salted caramel in the centre (£22) and the Valentine’s Love Birds Cake £54), a four-layered cute cake topped with two red love birds.

These Valentine’s Day cakes are available for pre-order now, pick up or delivery from 1 to 14 February.

A Taste of Amie: Wine tasting at Amie Wine Studio

Enjoy a wine tasting workshop at Amie Wine Studio at 6pm on 14 February. Come alone or with your friends, family or partner for this wine tasting session which includes a taste of all Amie wines, a tasting card, a tasting session with Amie co-founder Will, as well as Torres crisps and Perello olives. Tickets are £30 per person. Find out more

Painting experiences at MasterPeace

A large wooden table covered in art supplies

Running throughout February is MasterPeace’s Coached Painting Experience: Paint Your Own Photo. Join your friends in creating an acrylic photo of your choice, with the help of a personal projector. Choose a photo from your phone, and a projector will connect to your phone and cast the image onto your canvas board. Suitable for absolute beginners to more advanced artists, the 90-minute class includes a cocktail and a sweet treat. The class costs from £39 per person.

Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea at The Berkeley

A plate of cakes that look like handbags, coats and dresses with a teapot in the background

Pret a Portea festive afternoon tea

Sweet-toothed fashionistas can indulge in a fashion-themed afternoon tea at The Berkeley. Celebrating designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Jean Paul Gaultier, standout cakes include Christopher Kane’s floral gown reimagined as a cheesecake and Prada’s camel coat has been transformed into a biscuit. The afternoon tea also includes canapes, sandwiches and loose-leaf teas. The afternoon tea costs from £75 per person. Book the Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea.

Introductory pottery class at Studio Pottery

Hands shaping a piece of clay

Book a pottery class with a group of friends at Studio Pottery. Join an inspiring three-hour introductory pottery class at the light-filled Studio Pottery in Eccleston Place. An expert tutor will teach you how to work with clay on the wheel, a process known as ‘throwing’. You’ll get the chance to throw several pots and can then choose one to be glazed and fired, which will be ready to collect after three to four weeks. The taster session costs £130 per person.