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9 Lockdown Date Ideas 

Get ready to celebrate L-O-V-E in lockdown with our range of covid-friendly at home date ideas for you, your live-in partner or even your house mates. Whether you want to keep it classic with fine dining delivered straight to your doorstep or re-create that saucy Patrick Swayze scene from Ghost, these East London experiences have got you covered. 

Get creative as a couple…

Kana: Stay at Home Clay Club

Get hands on with Kana London’s Stay at Home Clay Club kits, which include all the tools you’ll need to create your very own ceramic memento. The special inspiration kit includes a bottle of organic Tutto wine, sadly neither Demi Moore or Patrick Swayze are included. £62
kanalondon.com/kana-stay-home-clay-club

Earl of East: Candle Crafting at Home

Is that love in the air, or the seductive aroma of essential oils? Whatever is, you’re in luck! Earl of East are bringing their popular candle making workshop straight to your living room; pick your preferred botanical scent and follow along with their step-by-step online workshop led by a team of experts to create your very own soy wax candle. £55
earlofeast.com 

Fiole: Find your Fragrance

Help your loved one find their signature scent this year with Fiole’s virtual fragrance finder, the first of its kind in the world. Ignite your senses with six carefully blended unmarked scents and embark on this aromatic journey to discover a new fragrance. £125
fiole.co.uk/pages/the-fiole-fragrance-finder

Dark Sugars: At Home Hot Chocolate Kit

Very few things scream sensual like melted chocolate does. Bring your sweet fantasies to life with Bricklane based Dark Sugars’ indulgent hot chocolate kit. Each set includes traditional utensils and their rich chocolate, aka, everything you’ll need to whip up their silky smooth signature West African recipes at home. £54.95
darksugars.co.uk/collections

Pom Pom Factory: Paper Peony Kit

Switch out supermarket bouquets for flowers that’ll stand the test of time and last the length of lockdown with Give your with Pom Pom Factory’s Paper Peony at home kit. £35
pompomfactory.com/paper-flower-kit

 

Wine and dine them…

East London Liquor Co: Virtual Gin Tasting

Logically, if you can’t visit the bar, you bring the bar to you, right? With East London Liquor Co’s tasting collection you can do just that. Made in the heart of Bow, the legendary East London distillery are the masters of modern London gin, so who better to guide you through a tasting… Sample a selection of their most popular blends packed full of complex citrus, juniper and spicy notes, or if gin isn’t for you, give their range of rum, vodka and other spirits a go.  Paired with their virtual tasting session. £15
eastlondonliquorcompany.com/products/gift-packs-gin-range

Townsend Restaurant: Fine Dining Feast Kit

Despite launching in the midst of the pandemic, Townsend has firmly established itself amongst Whitechapel’s dining scene. Bring the atmosphere of the iconic Whitechapel Gallery home. Delight in their signature dishes of salt-baked beetroot, slow cooked short rib and white chocolate Basque cheesecake. £60 
townsendrestaurant.co.uk/

From The Ashes BBQ & Two Tribes: A Match Made in Hackney

As nice as fine dining is, you can’t beat a bit of BBQ and beer. Indulge in a meaty meal kit made for two, featuring the flavours of cult Hackney Wick popup ‘From The Ashes BBQ’ paired with freshly brewed beer from Two Tribes Brewery. Sink your teeth into a menu of spicy Nduja ‘Del Piero’ Doughnuts, crisp beef fat potatoes and slow smoked meats. £60 
shop.twotribes.co.uk/product/valentines/ 

Officina: Dining done Italian style

Celebrate your two great loves this Valentine’s, your partner and pasta, with Old Street based Officina’s ‘nonna-approved’ romantic feast. Dig into dishes such as whipped parmesan butter slathered on sourdough, Cacio e Pepe and the signature ‘Guitar Spaghetti’. Make it extra special by adding a bottle of bubbly, because why not!
officina00.co.uk

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