No aeroplane necessary.
Hearts from New York, Göttingen, and New Delhi
What: Accomplished American artist Jim Dine (poet, writer, photographer, sculptor, painter and printmaker) displays a year’s worth of homages to the romantic symbol in watercolours, etchings and screen and digital prints.
Why: Because you need a little love in your life.
Where: To 22 May. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
When: Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork St., W1S 3NU (020 7439 1866). Admission is free.
The Rug Company Sample Sale
What: Up to 70 per cent off beautiful handmade carpets.
Why: A designer rug for £250? We’re floored.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA.
Parliamentary Waffle House
What: A pop-up bar and restaurant from jelly mongers/mad scientists Bompas & Parr that serves political party-themed waffles, debates and an election-night vigil (with tea and sympathy for the losers).
Why: Fight for your right to take a bite.
When: To 6 May. Mon.-Sat., noon-11 p.m.
Where: 65-67 Broadwick St., W1F 9QY. Meal tickets (£5) online at ticketweb.com.
What: Newish Central London flagship serves heavenly coffee and cupcakes (both regular and bite size) and new flavour Gü chocolate ganache pudding.
Why: Just when we thought we were over cupcakes …
When: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 16 Lansdowne Row, W1J 8QF.
Cabbages & Frocks Dog Day Afternoon
What: A fun and free day out for you and your pampered pooch with competitions, pup aerobics, rosette prizes, obedience demos with the Good Boy Dog School and 50 stalls, including canine delicacies and pet couturiers.
Why: You know who’ll win Best in Show.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: St. Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High St., W1U 5BA (020 7794 1636).
Art: Jim Dine, Düsseldorf, 2009 (from Hearts from Nikolaistrasse) / Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery, London