Start raking in the romance at Riverside as Hemel Hempstead shopping centre goes heart-shaped

Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead.
Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

We’ve only just recovered from Christmas and the Easter eggs are already filling up supermarket shelves, so you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Thankfully the helpful hosts of Riverside Shopping Centre have planned a day of romance to get you thinking about the special person in your life – and the best gifts to buy them.

This Saturday the Hemel Hempstead town centre mall will be striking up the music of love, thanks to the crooning of Rat Pack tribute singer The Swing Kid.

As well as classic love songs from Frank, Sammy and Dean, the swinging singer will also be treating shoppers to a few more modern romancers by every mum’s favourite heartthrob, Michael Buble.

A team of ‘gift gurus’ will also be on hand to advise on Valentine’s treats available from the centre’s many shops and services in plenty of time for the big day itself next Friday, February 14.

Who needs Paris when you have Hemel Hempstead?