Kentish couples follow in second

Although Essex was named the most romantic part of the UK, the towns of Kent followed in close second.

Dartford, Rochester, Canterbury and Tonbridge - which are all covered by the Medway Mail Centre - also saw a dramatic 19.46% boost in Valentine's Day mail.

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Romford is UK's love capital

Romford has been named the UK's most romantic town - based on new figures from Royal Mail on the number of items posted for Valentine's Day.