Not sure what to get up to this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re newly coupled-up, properly long-term or just not into the whole V-day thing, don’t worry – as long as you love art, there’s a tour for you

Jim Dine, 'Four Hearts' 1969

Jim Dine
Four Hearts 1969
Screenprint on paper
image: 324 x 318 mm
Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975© Jim Dine

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Each year we’re reminded of a funny little thing called love – and whether we’re in it or not. Luckily, art does not judge whether you’ve succeeded in securing your partner of choice for this particular day, nor does it care when your likely marriage date is due to be. So, although it’ll be pretty impossible to escape the red roses, chocolate hearts and sentimental tokens on every corner, let’s wade through them together. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, welcome to our tip-top guide of art to see at Tate Britain and Tate Modern this weekend, where the only love required is one of art (actually, a vague interest will do).

Choose from three tours below, and don’t forget – there’s a handy boat to go between the galleries that you can catch. We recommend finishing up at one of the fancy members bars (the view from Tate Modern’s is particularly heartwarming, but if you’re not a member try the level 7 restaurant).

What’s love got to do with it

As not everyone is loved-up (or wants to declare it to the world), we thought now would be a good time to remember the adage: that to love someone else you have to love yourself first (just be wary of slipping into narcissism…) Take the tour.

In it for the long run

You’ve had highs, you’ve had lows. You’ve had the intimacy of eating pizza in your pyjamas and the stability of silence over dinner. For those who hear about Valentine’s Day and are reminded ‘oh yes, we’re in love’, this tour’s for you. Take the tour.

Freshly coupled-up

…and don’t quite know what to do for a hot date on V-day? Well, here’s a few unashamedly romantic art works to get to know each other by. After all, Valentine’s day is really for you.Take the tour.