As February rolls around so does Valentine’s Day, but how do you celebrate a Valentine’s Day in lockdown?

Whether you’re marking the occasion with a loved one, partner new or old, or your best friend, it’s a great excuse to do something special.

We’ve pulled together a few options from city centre businesses for this week’s BID Spotlight.

Cocoa Amore

Nothing quite says I love you like a box of chocolates. Cocoa Amore has a range of special Valentine’s items in stock that can be ordered online and delivered in time for next weekend. Visit the Cocoa Amore website for the full range.

Leicester Comedy Festival 

leicester comedy festival

Whether you’re together or apart the beauty of this year’s Comedy Festival is that you can enjoy it from anywhere! Why not call up your Valentine or Galentine and arrange which show you’re going to watch, or settle down together for a few laughs at home. There’s a packed programme of events, which you can find in full on the Leicester Comedy Festival website.

23 Wine & Whiskey

23 wine & whiskey leicester

Whether you fancy a special occasion bottle of wine or champagne, or if you want to treat your best friend or mum to a bottle of their favourite specialist gin, 23 Win & Whiskey has enough choice for everyone. The specialist drinks shop on Granby Street offers same day delivery within 3 miles or next day delivery for anywhere further. Order via the 23 Wine & Whiskey website.

33 Cank Street

Because cocktails make any occasion feel special! Whether you’re an Espresso Martini drinker or prefer an Old Fashioned, you can order a Batched Fresh delivery from the team at 33 Cank Street. They’re currently delivering on Saturdays between 2-5pm for anyone within 3 miles of the city centre, and they also have county wide deliveries during the week before Valentine’s. Treat yourself or a loved one! Order via the Batched Fresh website.

Leicester Gift Card

leicester gift card

Dare we think about life after lockdown yet? The Leicester Gift Card is a brilliant way to give someone something special to look forward to. The card credit can be redeemed at over 100 shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in town, so why not use this as an excuse to get a date booked in the diary? More info from the Leicester Gift Card website.


Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year which basically just means there’s even more excuse to treat yourself! Why not enjoy coffee and waffles in bed with a delivery from Bru? Whether you fancy a wake up Espresso, shake, grilled cheese or Biscoff waffles, they’ll have it all sent to your door in no time. The popular Granby Street coffee shop is available on Deliveroo, UberEats and JustEat.


lumbers leicester

For those who are really feeling the romance you can view the extensive range of exquisite jewellery online at Lumbers. And you’re in luck because there’s currently a sale on. Not just jewellery, Lumbers also have an excellent gift range for both men and women, including pens, sunglasses, belts, wallets and more. See more on the Lumbers website.

The Perfume Shop

The Perfume Shop is still available for shopping online and it’s perfect timing for their sale too. There are some great offers to be had on fragrances for him and her as well as gift sets. Why not treat him to a Polo Ralph Lauren gift set with £24 off the price? View the full range and sale on The Perfume Shop website.


Book a date you definitely won’t have to rearrange with tickets for a streamed performance of The Color Purple from Curve. The intimate, bold and beautiful new digital version of Curve’s WhatsOnStage Award-winning production will be streaming for three weeks only from Tuesday 16 February. Tickets are £20 per household and you can book via the Curve website.


Decided what you’re planning yet? Let us know @coolasleicester.

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