It’s officially Valentine’s Day, and celebratory gestures in London for the 14th have already been spotted. This particular one isn’t new to the city per se, but is making a triumphant return after a few years of hiatus.
Londoners with sharp memories may remember Anya Hindmarch’s “Chubby Heart” over at Wellington Arch, and are sure to delight in the news that it’s back. The giant hearts appeared around the city in 2018, and made a return a year on. And now, of course, the photogenic monument has already been pictured all over the internet.
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You’ll find Wellington Arch and the inflatable heart in the middle of the Hyde Park Corner roundabout. In 2018, the giant hearts filled multiple areas of the city, including Trafalgar Square and Battersea Power Station. Anya Hindmarch previously said she had designed the hearts as a love letter to London on Valentine’s Day.
You’ll be able to catch the heart in Wellington Arch for the next week, spreading out the love even after Valentine’s Day comes to an end.
Speaking on Instagram, Anya Hindmarch said: “The Chubby Heart is back ♥️ After a long couple of years, we thought the return of the Chubby Heart might spread a little much needed love & cheer. For one week only in @englishheritage’s Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner.”