With the 3rd instalment of Fifty Shades Of Grey about to hit the big screen and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Southampton Guide have put together 50 dates ideas to keep you loved up this February!

Southampton is a romantic city with loads to offer so don’t stress over what to do this V-day or any other day you choose to be romantic, we’ve got the ideas covered!

  1. Recline, relax and share a bucket of popcorn at Showcase Cinema De Lux in Westquay
  2. Catch a show at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
  3. Discover together Southampton’s Maritime heritage at SeaCity Museum
  4. Take a stroll hand-in-hand along the waterfront watching the boats go by at Mayflower Park
  5. Immerse yourselves in culture at the City Art Gallery
  6. Share some delicious dining at Tapas Barcelona in Guildhall Square
  7. Try something different with an amateur production at Maskers Theatre
  8. Find out more about the city’s history with a walk and talk with See Southampton
  9. Walk through Southampton Common with a stop at the duck pond.
  10. Discover tales of the Titanic and medieval Southampton with the Southampton Tourist Guides Association
  11. Enjoy a bit of friendly competition at Hollywood Bowl
  12. Treat yourselves to great cocktails and fabulous views at Southampton Harbour Hotel
  13. Share a tasting paddle at Caskaway Tasting Rooms on Oxford Street
  14. Take on the immersive challenge of Other World Escapes
  15. Watch live music from covers to original bands at The Talking Heads
  16. Add some bounce to your date at Oxygen Freejumping
  17. Be wined and dine in authentic Italian style at Max’s Bar & Brasserie on Oxford Street
  18. Sample some organic delights at The Art House Gallery and Cafe
  19. Share a milkshake, split an ice cream or just have a dessert each at Sprinkles Gelato
  20. Dine in history at The Dancing Man Brewery formally an old Wool House built in 1338
  21. Enjoy the West End in Southampton at The Mayflower Theatre
  22. Feel transported to the streets of Bangkok at Thaikhun restaurant
  23. Hop on the Hythe Ferry and explore Southampton’s Waterside
  24. Dance the night away to some motown, blues and jazz tunes at Mango Ocean Village
  25. Have a vibrant evening at a cabaret night at The London Hotel
  26. Enjoy a few drinks and a game of pool at The Grapes on Oxford Street
  27. See if you can beat the clock and escape the room at Exciting Escapes
  28. Treat yourselves to the ultimate steak at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse in The Grand Harbour Hotel
  29. Discover over 800 years of history at Tudor House Museum
  30. Watch an arthouse film by the harbour side at Harbour Lights Cinema
  31. Learn about the history of life in the clouds at Solent Sky Museum
  32. Relax and unwind at the eforea Spa at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl
  33. If you’ve got a sweet tooth you’ll love the Ultimate Chocolate Experience at Frederick’s Chocolates
  34. Connect over a cup of coffee and delicious cake at The Docks Coffee House on Oxford Street
  35. Hop on the Red Funnel Ferry for a day trip to the Isle of Wight
  36. Delve into some hands-on eating at Wahaca Mexican street food
  37. You’ll not get bored playing board games at Board In The City gaming cafe
  38. Can you put on a brave face during a Supernatural Tours ghost walk of Southampton
  39. Treat yourselves to a delicious afternoon tea at The Grand Cafe
  40. Walk in the footsteps of history on the self guided Titanic Trail
  41. Laugh the night away at The Stage Door comedy club
  42. Take a day trip the stunning New Forest National Park on the outskirts of the city
  43. If you’re both a fan of beer why not try a Beer Masterclass at the Brew House & Kitchen
  44. Adventure out on the water with Southampton Water Activities Centre
  45. Have a drink surrounded by history at the Duke of Wellington pub built in 1220
  46. Can you stand up to the challenge at Mo Roller Roller Disco
  47. Discover Southampton’s wildlife at Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre
  48. Enjoy brunch with a view at Mettricks Woolston
  49. Visit the 14th Century Medieval Merchants House in Southampton’s Old Town
  50. Shop til you drop in Southampton’s biggest shopping centre, Westquay

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