February in London: Events Roundup

The skyline of London from the river ThamesFebruary is a strange time of year. Yes, you’ve made it through the desolate wasteland that is January relatively unscathed, but you’re not quite out of the woods yet.

After all, the weather is still doing its very best to reach biblical proportions, we’re all still skint and summer seems a long way off.

Luckily there’s loads of stuff going on this month in London to keep those winter blues away. Whether it’s fun for the whole family, a Valentine’s Day to remember, or just an insight into the streets of London you never knew existed – we’ve got you covered.

So with that in mind, here are three of the biggest and best events London has to offer this February.

Imagine Children’s Festival 2014

The perfect thing to keep your kids busy this half term, the annual Imagine Children’s Festival is a melting pot of comedy, theatre, performance, music and interactive events for all ages.

You can expect children’s writers, entertainers of all shapes and sizes and musicians, but the interesting thing about this festival is that it is actually curated by children from the local schools in the area.

And that’s not where the kids’ influence stops either. They’re also helping out with the running of the festival – shadowing light technicians, announcing the next shows on the tannoy and selling programmes among other things.

On top of that 100 lucky children will have the chance to enjoy a sleepover in Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, so if you need somewhere a little comfier to stay while your little ones curl up in their sleeping bag, why not check out one of our London hotels?

a view of the natural history museum in LondonValentine’s Night at the Natural History Museum

Here’s a Valentine’s Night both those in love and those on their own can enjoy – the Natural History Museum’s Night Safari.

An after-hours tour of London’s biggest and best museum is great on its own, but the beauty of this year’s offerings are the two paths you can take. Those with a romantic streak can take The Beautiful Tour, whereas if you can’t stand the Valentine’s celebrations, the Ugly Tour (complete with predators and poisonous plants) is the perfect tonic to all the lovey-dovey rubbish.

Why not crash out in one of our London hotels to make a weekend of it (romantic or not)?

The Alternative tour of London

Everyone’s been on a tour of London, but what if there was a tour showing you people and places you’d never seen before?

This alternative tour of East London does just that and whether you want to know the true history of Brick Lane, see what the hype about Shoreditch is all about or just find out about the current issues and cultural significance of the area – this is the tour for you.

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