Things to do in London in February

February will be here before you know it, and guess what? The beloved capital city is buzzing with all sorts of fantastic things to do.

Unlock the enchanting charm of London in February as the city transforms into a wonderland of cultural delights and seasonal festivities. So, grab your coat, maybe a scarf, and let’s dive into the best things to do in London in February.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

10th February 2024

Chinese New Year celebrationsOften described as a global cultural capital, it’s no surprise The Big Smoke goes all-out to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Considered the largest celebration outside Asia, hundreds of thousands of people flock to London for the event. On 10th February 2024, attendees are in for a real treat with vivid displays, unforgettable performances and upbeat parades taking place in and around Chinatown.

With a chance to tuck into traditional Chinese foods, you really can experience Chinese culture in all its glory. Celebrating with family? Leicester Square even has a dedicated family zone, providing a chance for little ones to learn about the festival!

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Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

3rd February – 3rd March 2024

Escape the winter blues by stepping into the tropical paradise of Kew Gardens. The Orchid Festival is a feast for the senses, with thousands of vibrant orchids transforming the Princess of Wales Conservatory into a riot of colour. Immerse yourself in the exotic beauty of these delicate blooms and pretend, just for a moment, that you’re in a warmer climate.

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Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms

Various dates

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror RoomsImmersive art installations take your fancy? Well, you’re in luck! Yayoi Kusama’s spectacular Infinity Mirror Room exhibition at Tate Modern will continue throughout February 2024. As one of the most iconic art exhibitions in London, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms features two dazzling pieces of work by the artist.

‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life’ is one of Kusama’s largest installations while the newer ‘Chandelier of Grief’ room creates the illusion of an endless universe featuring revolving Swarovski crystal lighting. But be quick! Time slots go quickly for this celebrated Tate Modern exhibit.

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Life – St Martin in the Feilds

30th January – 3rd February 2024

Prepare to be mesmerised at the enchanting Life – Son-et-Lumiere event taking place for a week at St Martin-in-the-Fields! This magical experience, which completely sold out its tickets earlier this year, is making a comeback with a fresh new show by Peter Walker and Luxmuralis. The exterior of the church will be adorned with a free video display, but the true wonder lies within.

Enter through the crypt, transformed into a captivating video display, and ascend to the church where half the space will be transformed into a breathtaking symphony of sound and light. The ingenious effects range from video films to mind-bending 3D illusions, creating an immersive experience that will leave you in awe.

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Theatre seats

The Elvis Years – Opens 18th February (book tickets)

Clueless The Musical – Opens 12th February (book tickets)

An Enemy of the People with Matt Smith  – Opens 6th February (book tickets)

Just For One Day: The Live Aid Musical – Opens 2nd February (book tickets)

The Merchant of Venice 1936 – Opens 15th February (book tickets)

The Barber of Seville – Opens 12th February (book tickets)

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London International Mime Festival

3rd January – 17th February 2024

London Mime FestivalFor those seeking a touch of the theatrical, the London International Mime Festival is a must-see. Prepare to be captivated by mind-bending performances that push the boundaries of physical expression. From classic mime to experimental acts, this festival celebrates the art of silence in a city known for its vibrant noise.

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Pancake Day Race at Leadenhall Market

13th February 2024

Pancake race at Leadenhall Market, LondonLeadenhall Market’s iconic Pancake Race is BACK for 2024. Hosted in this Victorian Market’s lovely pub, The Lamb Tavern, the Pancake Race is an epic annual tradition where teams strive to earn an inscription on the golden frying pan trophy.

Taking place on the wonky cobbles of Leadenhall Market, the race entails an exhilarating 20m flipping relay. Teams are encouraged to don bowler hats and spectators can enjoy the free pancakes! Interested in taking on this flipping challenge? Register your team of 4 on The Lamb Tavern website today.

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Valentine’s Day drinks with a view at Sky Garden

14th February 2024

Sky Garden London rooftop bar

Planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience this February? Look no further than Sky Garden. Situated on top of the famous ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building, Sky Garden is a popular indoor garden terrace and viewing platform offering breathtaking views of the capital. And best of all, it makes for a stellar date location.

With three lavish restaurants and two spacious bars, Sky Garden is the perfect date spot. While entry is free, visitors are advised to book a slot ahead of time.

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Big Fat Quizbox

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Nothing beats a pub quiz in London. Throughout February, Boxpark Shoreditch is teaming up with The Big Fat Quiz Co. to bring pub quiz enthusiasts an iconic weekly quiz.

Filled with crazy trivia, one-of-a-kind prizes and lots of silliness, it’s time to assemble your quiz team to be in with the chance of winning a cheeky £50 bar tab plus some free drinks and cool prizes. And that’s not all! Happy Hour at Boxpark Shoreditch starts at 5pm. So be sure to grab a seat early and enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails.

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