Valentine’s Day, Schmalentines Day – forget the 14th because this year it’s all about Galentine’s day. Live it up with your besties with London’s best mate-night destinations
Words Joy Montgomery
Where to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
What better way to spend Galentine’s Day than soaking up culture at one of Somerset House’s latest exhibitions followed by a meal at Skye Gyngell’s renowned restaurant, Spring? Plus, with the restaurant recently announcing plans to be completely plastic free by the end of the year, it’s a great option for those picky eco-warrior friends.
This award-winning Putney-based nail bar, cafe and bar has gathered a dedicated following with its chic interiors and social atmosphere. With a selection of fun event packages, this is the perfect place for a Galentine’s Day treat with the girls. Manicures + cocktails = guaranteed good times.
THE NED SPA
Below the hubbub of the ground floor’s bars and restaurants, The Ned’s spa is a true urban retreat. Boasting big name brands including Cowshed and Cheeky Nails, you can enjoy everything from massages to manicures in the comfort of The Ned’s elegant interiors. You can even pop upstairs afterwards for a cheeky cocktail or four…
A selfie in Sketch’s other-worldly bathroom has essentially become a Millennial right of passage. Make it a group shot this Galentine’s Day and enjoy the venue’s beautiful interiors – which now include a new exhibition from acclaimed British artist, David Shrigley – and imaginative global cuisine.
EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Drag (sorry) your girlfriends along and enjoy all the flamboyant fun of last year’s hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – sure to be a wonderful, soul-restoring evening.
This multi-award-winning bar, located in the stylish Tom Dixon-designed Mondrian Hotel, is famous for its extensive list of innovative cocktails – offering both Dandelyan originals and refined interpretations of the classics. Grab a table with your mates and enjoy the riverside views and plentiful people watching opportunities. Galentine’s Day sorted.