YORK has been rated the best city in the UK to go out for a date night.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, child care firm Care.com has compared the country's 45 biggest cities, looking at the amount of restaurants and cinemas, variety of romantic gift shops and availability of childcare.

A spokeswoman said it found York had it all — restaurants, flower shops, romantic walks in the park— except for one thing, babysitters. TV presenter Jeff Brazier, a 'Care.com ambassador,' celebrating his first Valentine with new wife Kate Dwyer, said:“I can certainly see the appeal of going to York and would love to take Kate on a trip there soon."