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Valentines Day at Drake Circus

Movies, designer finds and inspired days and nights out in Plymouth

From classic date nights and gifts (flowers, luxe chocolates from Hotel Chocolat and gorgeous jewellery) to the unexpected (beer and sushi school and duckpin bowling at Spinners, anyone?), it’s time to get inspired for Valentine’s Day 2024 at Drake Circus and The Barcode.

Whether you’re looking for elegant bouquets and lingerie sets at Boux Avenue or want to take them out on an unforgettable day of experiences, movies and street food, Drake Circus and The Barcode are filled with endless original, thoughtful and unique Valentine’s Day ideas.

Discover the best menus, special offers and ideas here. And, don’t forget Galentine’s too…

1. Classic Valentine’s gifts

Hotel Chocolat valentines chocolates

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A bouquet of spring roses, delicious chocolates or enduring jewellery – go timeless this Valentine’s. Head to Marks & Spencer for seasonal red and pink roses, tulips and lilies (set them off with champagne and chocolate boxes) and luxury chocolate from Hotel Chocolat (don’t miss their Valentine’s heart-shaped selections).

Lush Valentine's Day gift

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For signature scents, perfumes and aftershave, take some time out to find their ideal beauty bag at Boots, The Fragrance Shop and The Perfume Shop; find gorgeously pampering self-care at Rituals and Lush or uncover pretty lingerie, sleepwear and underwear at Boux Avenue. Alternatively, surprise them with most-wanted tech from Apple.

2. Go sushi making at YO!

Yo Sushi Valentines meal

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Book in for the YO! Sushi School at Drake Circus and The Barcode. Learn to roll like a pro and make everything from maki to nigiri while learning about the history of sushi and knife-cutting skills. It’s £29.95 per person with the option to eat there and then or to take your creations home for a romantic meal together.

3. Have a night of total fun at Spinners

Spinnders Valentines night

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“Play. Drink. Eat.” That’s the motto at the incredible new opening Spinners which features menus of Candy Blossom cocktails, nachos, BBQ classics and churros alongside bowling, clayshot and interactive darts. Elegant, Insta-friendly and original, this is the perfect Valentine’s place to book.

4. Go for a movie date or head for a Galentine’s big-screen night out

Cineworld Valentines Day

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For a night of popcorn and big-screen moments with the people you love, Cineworld are showing Madame Web from Marvel’s Spider-Man multiverse and the incredible Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th anniversary concert featuring Patrick Wilson and Audra McDonald plus classic rom-coms including Notting Hill and 10 Things I Hate About You.

5. Have a night out to remember at Boom Battle Bar

Boom Battle Bar Valentines Day

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VR axe throwing, karaoke booths, beer and prosecco pong, shuffleboard, AR darts, American pool and more… Gather your best friends or book in with your other half at Boom Battle Bar for a totally entertaining night out that you’ll remember all year. With special date night packages, it’s a genius idea for Valentine’s.

6. Staying in?

Freshly made bubble teas for breakfast in bed from Bubble Citea.

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Make your own romantic dinner for two with hampers of prosecco and chocolate, gastro meal ideas and afternoon teas from Marks & Spencer. Take home rainbow-coloured donuts from Krispy Kreme and freshly made bubble teas for breakfast in bed from Bubble Citea.

7. Grab delicious pizzas

In a group or just hanging out together, delicious and fresh pizzas and pasta at Zizzi are unmissable. With a menu of bruschetta, King Prawn Spiedini with Seafood Sauce, seasonal salads, wine and cocktails, it’s laid-back days and nights covered.

8. Gifts that’ll last a lifetime

Pandora Valentines Day

Whether it’s a designer watch or gorgeous gems, engagement rings and bracelets, Drake Circus and The Barcode’s luxe stores Drakes, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Fraser Hart and Omega are essential destinations with huge selections and expert staff. And, don’t miss Pandora for Valentine’s personalised charms, birthstone necklaces and lab-grown diamonds.

9. Book beer school tasting at Brewdog

If they love their craft beers then Brewdog’s beer-tasting school is the perfect present. Featuring five third pints of their favourite brews paired with a cheese board for £25 per head, find out more here.

10. Brunch, lunch and dinner at Cosy Club

Cosy Club Valentines Day

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Shakshuka and smashed avocado are served until 12pm at Cosy Club (or go for bottomless brunch); cocktails include marmalade spritzes and cosy mimosas; lunch is burgers, sesame salmon and small plates while dinner is an all-out glam affair of steak, mac-cheese and salads. Don’t miss the teatime tipple with two cocktails for £11.95.

11. Share a decadent dessert at Kaspa’s

Got a sweet tooth? Kaspa’s Desserts is the place to go for gelatos, waffles, crepes, milkshakes, smoothies, doughnuts, cakes and sundaes with endless toppings, sprinkles and DIY delights.

12. Spring fashion trends, trainers and workout wear

Oliver Bonas Valentines Day

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For oversize hoodies and colour-coordinated joggers (or zip-up track top); 2024’s sky-blue or white statement pieces; Salomon ACS Pro and Adidas Rivalry sneakers and this season’s huge bags, Drake Circus’ fashion stores include H&M, Oliver Bonas, Next, Primark and schuh. And for him, head to Boss, Levi’s, River Island and Superdry.

13. Water bottles and stationery they’ll actually want

Valentines Gifts Flying Tiger

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No one can resist presents they actually need. See Oliver Bonas, Mooch and Waterstones for thoughtful gifts including journals, romantic Valentine’s cards, stationery and water bottles. Books wise look out for the bestselling Murdle puzzle books to new releases from Sarah J Maas and popular reads by Richard Osman and Bonnie Garmus.

14. Play a round of crazy golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Valentines Day

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Paradise Island Adventure Golf is a guaranteed way to spend day or evening in fits of giggles as you try your golfing hand at two 18-hold courses across swamps, jungle and the bunker. They’ve also got delicious food and drink…

15. Street food at Nando’s and Five Guys

If you’re shopping and chilling out together, Nando’s, Slim Chickens and Five Guys are brilliant pitstops for delicious fast food served with love. Peri-peri sauce on Valentine’s? It’s meant to be…

16. Share the love at Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas Valentines Day tapas

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Embrace fiesta time at Las Iguanas with spicy burritos and tasty enchiladas, cocktails, beers, bubbles and mocktails. Ideal for groups, bottomless brunch and tapas for two, book your spot for Valentine’s eve.

For the latest Valentine’s offers, menus and events, see our offers page.