The Cambridge Scene: Valentine’s Day in the City

Valentine’s Day dates and ideas in Cambridge 

Written by Tracey Dean

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner this month’s column takes a look at what the beautiful city of Cambridge has to offer to ensure your Valentine’s Day is a day to remember.


If you’re looking for a romantic date idea to treat that special someone a Valentine’s punting tour may just be the answer. This private tour along the River Cam run by Scudamore’s  ( will allow you to see the charming College Backs with your loved one whilst you keep warm with the hot water bottles and cosy blankets provided. The tour lasts for thirty minutes and also includes your very own tour guide and a romantic long stemmed rose.


If your relationship status is single this Valentine’s Day that doesn’t mean you have to stay in. The cocktail bar Hidden Rooms in Jesus Lane plays host to a Valentine’s Speed Dating event. Book a place on and spend the evening chatting with up to 15 dates for a chance to find your Mr or Mrs Right on the most romantic night of the year.

If a flower bouquet is more what you have in mind Cambridge Floral Designs ( have a beautiful selection of valentines flowers including a  single red rose and  a bouquet of luxury red roses . They also stock the Vera Wang Collection of premium flowers presented in an exquisite gift box.

For an indulgent valentine’s gift Cellini ( an independent jewellers based in Rose Crescent stock a large range of jewellery including gold, silver, diamonds, and coloured stones from around the world. The company holds one of the largest selection of pearls in the UK and also have an in house team of designers creating the perfect pieces whether it’s for a special valentine’s gift or a surprise proposal.

Read more from Tracey in eastlife every month or visit her blog

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