The name's BID, Junction BID... OK, we may not be the smooth romantic operator that is 007, but we can certainly give the special agent a run for his money when it comes to sharing the lurve this Valentine's Day.
From vodka martinis (shaken, obviously) and diamond-encrusted cuff links, to luxurious massages and indulgent meals for two, your local Clapham Junction businesses have everything you need to make this a love day to remember.
14 February is also #LoveLocalDay! Our cafés, restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues and local businesses, provide exceptional service to the general public and play a huge part in our thriving community. So, spread the love this Valentine's and support local. You can go one step further and nominate your favourite local business here. Here are nine romantic ways to show your love at The Junction...
1. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then this is the day to pop the question!
From pre-loved gems to sparkling new treasures, these local businesses will dazzle with their extensive collections…
2. LICENCE TO THRILL
Make this a thrilling date night and woo them with a show (or a film) at one of our much loved entertainment venues:
11 February | Clapham Grand | Bridget Jones's Diary
14-18 February | BAC | Hibernation
14 February | Clapham Grand | Whoreible Decisions: Live with Oloni
Alternatively, enjoy entertainment alongside a romanic nibble...
11 February | Archer Street | West End Musicals | 2pm to 5pm
14 February | Cheeky Chicos | Live Music | 7pm to 9pm
Battersea Arts Centre
History & Heritage
People come here to be creative, see a show, explore local heritage, visit the…
The Clapham Grand
Arts & Entertainment
The Clapham Grand is a hub of entertainment in The Junction, hosting live…
Archer Street SW11
Food & Drink
Archer Street SW11 is an experiential bar, perfect for discerning Londoners…
3. GOLDEN PIE
Granted, pies may not be top of your romancing list (although Golden Pie on Lavender Hill is sure to tempt the taste buds of any pie connoisseur).
If you've got your eye on serving up something exceptional, the fine dining restaurants below are guaranteed to win you brownie points. Of course, your taste buds (and budget) may have a different flavour in mind, in which case, you'll find a full list of Junction restaurants, cafes and bars here. Or, if you fancy DIY dining, pick up your local groceries here and shop for your cheeky tipples here.
Osteria Antica Bologna
Food & Drink
Osteria Antica Bologna has been a favourite fixture of the Northcote Road for…
4. A VIEW TO A CHILL
Valentine’s is the perfect day to indulge in a little pampering and relaxation!
Whether it’s a treat for a loved one, or simply an excuse for some self-love, take time to chill at one of these local spas. Or, for all things health and beauty, click here...
The Glass House Clinic
Health & Beauty
The Glass House is a boutique medispa offering a complete range of the very…
BEN Health & Beauty Centre
Health & Beauty
We have two treatment rooms, four massage rooms, sauna and a shower room.
5. CHOCOLATE OF SOLACE
We all love to indulge in chocolates and sweet treats - Valentine’s is no exception.
Discover the finest and most decadent sugary delights in one of these mouth-watering locations, with vegan options available too…
Aux Merveilleux de Fred
Food & Drink
Frédéric Vaucamps fell under the spell of Merveilleux cakes, paying tribute to…
The Source Bulk Foods
The Source Bulk Foods is shopping “how it should be!”. Choose from over 500…
6. YOU ONLY GIVE TWICE
Well, strictly speaking, you can give flowers at any time of the year...
But, if you’re going all out in the flower department, then Valentine’s is the day to do it.
Igloo Flowers | Shopstop, St John's Hill
The Flower Stand Battersea | Northcote Road
Marks & Spencers | St John's Road
Lidl | Falcon Lane
Waitrose | St John's Road
Tesco Express | Battersea Rise
Co-op Food | Northcote Road
Sainsbury's Local | Clapham Junction Station
Sainsbury's Local | St John's Hill
Bayley & Sage | Northcote Road
8. SHOP ANOTHER DAY
If those flowers and choccies don't get the message across, there are alternatives!
Discover a treasure trove of the unique and quirky at any of these local stores...
9. VALENTINE'S DAY COMPETITION
Here's your chance to win a bountiful prize, packed to the brim with love day goodies, all of which are gifted by your local BID businesses – from delicious dinners and drinks, to fitness classes and pampering treats – it's a package full of love!
Make sure you follow us on Instagram @the_junction_bid and look out for our Valentine's competition which launches on 14 February and includes details on how to enter. Good luck!
HAPPY #LOVELOCALDAY | HAPPY #VALENTINESDAY
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