searcys at the gherkin Valentine's Day is almost upon us, but with it comes the panic of finding something non-cliché and genuinely exciting to do. Luckily, our friends at DesignMyNight know their stuff when it comes to finding the most romantic venues across the UK. You’ve got everything from dazzling soirees to romantic date night spots by candlelight to pick and choose from. Start preparing your outfit choice, ladies. This Valentine’s is gonna be one to remember. Experience a magical evening of cocktails and jazz at the celebrated Nightjar - London If you haven't already heard of Nightjar, shame on you. This speakeasy bar is lauded as one of the best in the world - never mind London; and it isn't hard to see why. It offers a truly spectacular experience with attentive table service and theatrical cocktails at the forefront of its operations, alongside an impressive roster of live jazz entertainment. With an enchanting and glamorous 1920’s atmosphere, Nightjar is unparalleled on the world stage of cocktail bars. nightjar bar Treat your lover to cocktails and bubbly at Searcys a top the Gherkin - London Nothing says “I love you” like a bit of exclusivity, right? Usually restricted for private members, you can get exclusive access to the Searcys Bar at the Gherkin if you book through DesignMyNight. So, what are you waiting for? Treat that special person in your life to an evening of unadulterated romance at one of the most beautiful spots in London. In-between sipping on bubbly and flirting, don’t forget to take in the unforgettable 360 degree views of London.   Impress your loved one with a Valentine's bejewelled cocktail masterclass - London In honour of Valentine’s Day bespoke event masters Christabel's have injected some flirt into their cocktail masterclass. Your evening will start with a pimped up prosecco before you tap into your inner mixologist to shake up two specially themed cocktails: the ‘Flirt’ (rosemary syrup, gin, rose lemonade, lemon & egg white) and the ‘Zinger’ (elderflower, ginger, lime, mint, vodka, & soda water). An abundance of quirky ingredients will be at hand to help you craft the prettiest of cocktails; we’re talking edible glitter, flowers, vibrant ice cubes and flamboyant stirrers. You will also be making your own canapes, aptly named 'cockapes', on the night.   Toast marshmallows and sip on special love potions at Midnight Apothecary - London Forget cringey clichés and the overdone takeaway and movie combo. The guys behind Midnight Apothecary have transformed Brunel rooftop garden into a romantic oasis for the ultimate Valentine’s Day date. Whether you want to cuddle up by the roaring fire toasting marshmallows or decide to head into the underground love cave, you’re set up for a magical night. Alongside your cuddly date, midwinter cocktails and sizzling food will share the honour of keeping you warm on the night. If that doesn’t sound romantic enough, you will be serenaded by live music from the Nathan Osgood Trio. This pretty-as-a-picture garden is undoubtedly one of the most romantic settings in London, so make sure you don’t miss out.   Get risky at Gin-House Burlesque’s Valentine's special - London After a stellar year of roaring gin-house parties, the renowned showgirls are putting on a Valentine’s event with a deadly combo of burlesque, circus, music and vaudeville talent. Expect snake-charmers, fire eaters and a bucket load of 1930’s glamour. Held in a private members’ club, this is one of east London’s best kept secrets. You and your partner can soak up the opulence of this unique weekend event until the early hours, so make sure you bring your dancing shoes. Annexe Get naughty this Valentine’s with some kinky cocktails - London The guys down at Three Six Six pose a good question: why be nice when you can be naughty? Whether this is your first Valentine's as one half of a whole, or you’re with your partner of 10 years, spice things up on the 14th with some seriously delicious and kinky cocktails. There’s no holding back with this outrageous cocktail list - your drinks will come served with buttplugs and gag balls. A full five piece band will provide the soundtrack for this sultry soiree and the four Fetish & Fantasy cocktails come in a  £25 package. You’ll definitely want to live stream this naughty date!   Check into Annexe for a night of vintage elegance - Birmingham Treat your other half to an intimate dinner by candlelight this Valentine’s at Birmingham's most romantic restaurant, Annexe. Your evening will kick off with a glass of prosecco on arrival, followed by a special three course meal. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a chocolate fondant on the menu that’s ideal for sharing. Priding themselves on unpretentious yet elegant food, you’re guaranteed a special night with a touch of vintage elegance.   Get lost in Tokyo with your Valentine - Manchester On Valentine’s, the thought of going away with your love is always desirable. But if that’s not quite possible, the next best thing is definitely Lost in Tokyo. Head down into this basement bar, settle into one of the romantic nooks and you will feel like you’ve been transported into the Land of the Rising Sun. The interior is inspired by downtown Tokyo, so expect quaint Japanese decor, hanging lanterns, fluorescent lighting amid high stalls and intimate leather booths. Behind the bar you’ll discover a distinctly middle eastern theme - Japanese beers, rice wine and an impressive whiskey list. There’s also plenty of delectable cocktails to be had, like the Memoirs of a Geisha (think vanilla vodka & wild strawberry). Don’t hesitate, just go!   Get loved up in the Lion and Lobster - Brighton Down a quiet street close by Brighton’s  seafront is where you will find the Lion and Lobster - Brighton and Hove’s most traditional and notable pub. Bursting with an eclectic mix of vintage interiors, from brass features, roaring fires to rich mahogany period pieces, - it’s one of those gems you just have to visit, and Valentine’s is the perfect excuse. Find a cosy spot with your partner in their mighty maze of traditional interiors and enjoy a homely atmosphere. tabac-gla-optimised Enjoy a Parisian-style romance at Tabac - Glasgow There’s no need to go all the way to Paris on Valentine’s, you can find a little slice of the world’s most romantic city in Glasgow! Venture to Mitchell Lane and seek out Tabac; an illicit drinking den with art deco lighting in the form of Parisian street lights. Arrive here hungry on the 14th and make the most of the venue’s tasty food menu before toasting a cocktail or two to you and your partner in crime. This joint also boasts The Panther Milk Bar; it’s only accessible by following a neon sign through an unassuming fire exit, but bear in mind it’s only open on Friday and Saturday nights.   For more info on London’s best bars and cocktails, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Twitter and Instagram; @DesignMyNight.