Love is in the air in St Albans this month

St Albans will have light installations for the month of February. Picture: St Albans

St Albans will have light installations for the month of February. Picture: St Albans - Credit: Archant

St Albans is preparing for a month of love as it transforms into a romantic backdrop with a series of light installations, similar to the popular Christmas decorations.

Installations will be around St Albans for February. Picture: Ian Parkinson

Installations will be around St Albans for February. Picture: Ian Parkinson - Credit: Archant

One of the contemporary love installations is a giant heart which will be situated in the city centre by the medieval Clock Tower.

There will also be a stacked love cube sign at the top of St Peter's Street which will have that Instagram appeal. A love seat outside the Museum + Gallery will provide a perfect place to get that romantic loving feeling, or to capture a proposal. An Instagram competition will be running with the prize winner having the chance to propose at the top of the cathedral.

The city is celebrating an increase in visitor numbers year-on-year of 23 per cent over the past five years.