The best Valentine’s date ideas in Brighton


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Valentine’s Day Cooking Class – French Bistro

Or: Brighton Cooking School, 64 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JE

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This couples cooking session is the perfect way to impress your Valentine – together you’ll cook a range of delicious French dishes, prepared and served to restaurant standards, then dine together in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere.

Prosecco will be served upon arrival, along with bottomless bubbles, wine and beer throughout the session.

Vegetarian and other dietary options will be available upon request.

Included in this session: four hour cooking and dining experience, prosecco and canape, bottomless bubbly, wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the session.

Website: Brighton Cooking School

Valentine’s Day Queer Photoshoot

Or: The Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN2 3HN

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What better way to celebrate the love and pride of Valentine’s Day than with a photoshoot?

If you’ve always imagined yourself as a model or want to surprise your friends and family with an original portrait of yourself, then this is for you.

Join SEAS for this free photo shoot hosted by Brighton photographers.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their best looks and accessories.

At the end of the session, your photo will be emailed to you and you can upload it to the SEAS website in high resolution.

The event will take place at the Ledward Center over Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12-13.

To book a slot, go here.

Or: 44 to 47 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN

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Enjoy a comedy show accompanied by a delicious two-course meal and a bottle of prosecco at Komedia Comedy Club’s Valentine’s Day Special.

Celebrate the occasion with an evening of laughter with your significant other.

Save £11 by buying a joint Meal Deal Plus ticket which includes two main courses, two desserts and a bottle of prosecco for £92.

Website: Komedia

Valentine’s Day Mixed Doubles Volleyball Tournament

Or: Yellowave, 299 Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

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Impress your partner by showing off your volleyball skills in the Valentine’s Day Mixed Doubles Tournament.

You will compete against other couples to be crowned the winners of the annual tournament.

To book go here or call 01273 672222.

Website: Yellowave


Couple pottery sessions

Or: The Painting Pottery Cafe, 31 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB

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Spend the romantic month re-enacting the classic Ghost scene at the Painting Pottery Cafe.

Couples will learn the basics of throwing from one of the potters and then have the chance to throw themselves.

Not only will couples learn a new skill, but they’ll also share an exciting hands-on experience together, with lasting memories of the special month.

Book a session in February and learn how to throw pots next to each other.

If you visit on February 12 or 13, a free glass of champagne is offered.

To book, go here.

Website: painting pottery cafe

Valentine’s Day at 2 Church Street

Or: 2 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UJ

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Wine and dine your Valentine in the heart of Brighton.

2 Church Street will offer a set menu for two for £68.

This includes a selection of vegan mezze or charcuterie and vegan or dairy cheese and pickle boards, served with a glass of wine and followed by a cocktail.

French macaroons will be served for dessert, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine.

To book, go here.

Website: 2 Church Street

Brighton Valentine’s Day Murder Tour

Or: Jubilee Clock Tower, Brighton, BN1 3GJ

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by listening to stories of love gone wrong.

Experience a tour around Brighton and learn tragic stories including ghosts in the city’s oldest graveyard, a woman who used chocolate to try to poison her love rival, the infamous Trunk Murders and more again.

The tour will stop for a drink in a pub haunted by the ghost of a murdered landlady.

For more information and to reserve your place, go here.

The ivy in the alleys

Or: Ivy in the Lanes, 51a Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF.

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The Ivy in the Lanes has teamed up with Letters of Note to give diners a gift to treasure this Valentine’s Day.

Guests will receive an exclusive book, compiled by Shaun Usher, containing a collection of love letters written in the story.

The book will be offered to customers who book a table on Monday, February 14.

Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails and dessert have been added to the menu from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14.

To book a table, go here.

Website: The ivy in the alleys

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