If the title of this post interests you then the less we mention the V word here the better. It’s February, detoxing is over, the days are getting longer (just), Spring is around the corner and just think of all the reduced priced chocolates that will be in shops on the 15th. What more excuse do you need to enjoy yourself? Here are some things to do if you’re not feeling the love. Jude Brosnan
Popstarz Valentine’s Massacre
The original gay indie night is inviting you to a Valentine’s blood bath. Think the end scene in Bugsy Malone but without the cream pies and creepy kids. Come in your best gangster or moll garms. There will be free blood shots, bloody makeovers and gangster giveaways. NO BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS. Hidden Night Club, SE11 5EQ. 15 Feb.
Brick Lane All Star Lanes Anti Valentine’s Day
Escape all the slush, grab your pals, put on those special shoes and go good old fashioned bowling. Their ‘Eat Drink Bowl’ package includes two courses, a cocktail and a game of bowling for just £28pp. NO VIOLINISTS. Brick Lane All Stars Lanes, E1 6QL. 14 Feb. See allstarlanes.co.uk
Bounce Anti Valentine’s Day Party
The home of Ping Pong is the setting for this Guilty Pleasures night of unValentinesness. Play ping pong, drink and dance your socks off to tunes played by Sean Rowley and the Guilty Pleasures DJs. There will also be live entertainment and games, including ‘Smash your Ex’. NO KISSING. Bounce, EC1N 2TD. 14 Feb. See bouncelondon.com/anti-valentine.
Here’s some other great single things to do on Valentine’s.