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What’s on in London – February 2024

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Hello London adventurers, romantics, and dragon-chasers! Buckle up for a fun-filled February this year. The second month of the year is gearing up to be extra special with its leap year bonus day, giving you more time to soak in the city’s main attractions. The half-term holidays bring to the fore ample family-friendly events and activities. The Chinese Lunar New Year will usher in the Year of the Dragon, celebrated with dazzling fireworks and colourful costumes. Feel the love in the air with the touch of Stupid Cupid, as Valentine’s Day brings romantic vibes and special deals across the city. February in London promises an extra dash of magic, whether you’re into family fun, cultural celebrations, or sharing a moment with your special someone.

What’s on in London – February 2024

Imagine children’s festival: 7 Feb – 17 Feb

Dive into a world of wonder at the Imagine Children’s Festival, taking over Southbank Centre during the February half-term holidays! This fun-loaded fest offers a rich blend of theatre, comedy, music, literature, poetry, and dance, tailor-made for children aged 1-12. The best part about attending this fest is that 50% of all events are free.

Appearances by renowned children’s book authors Michael Rosen and Joseph Coelho, complemented by a special performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be up for grabs. It’s a week-long celebration where imagination knows no bounds, promising an unforgettable journey for the young and the young at heart.

Kew orchid festival: 3 Feb – 3 March

Prepare for a burst of tropical splendour at the Kew Orchid Festival, launching on the first weekend of February and spanning the entire month! The Princess of Wales Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens will undergo a captivating metamorphosis into a Madagascan wonderland, injecting vibrant life into London’s winter.

Marvel at sculptures of native animals crafted from plants, featuring giraffe weevils and ring-tailed lemurs, and explore installations on extinct species, offering an enlightening journey into Malagasy orchids. After-hours events promise live Madagascan music, delectable cuisine, cocktails, captivating talks, and enchanting light displays. It’s a floral fiesta to chase away the winter blues!

Chinese new year: 11 Feb

Welcome the Year of the Dragon in grand style at London’s vibrant Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations on February 11th. As the largest Chinese New Year festivities outside Asia, over a hundred thousand participants will ignite the city with joy and fireworks.

Join the lively revelry along the bustling West End, from Shaftesbury Avenue down to Trafalgar Square, for an unforgettable experience. Dive into Chinatown for a culinary adventure, where exciting offers await, making it the perfect spot to indulge in the best Chinese cuisine. London transforms into a hub of festive energy, promising a spirited start to the Lunar New Year!

Valentine’s day: 14 Feb

Love is in the air, and London is ready to set your heart aflutter with enchanting Valentine’s Day celebrations! Immerse yourself in the romantic atmosphere of the West End with captivating theatre shows and musicals that speak the language of love. Take your sweetheart on an intimate journey with candlelight dinners on a dreamy river cruise.

From charming surprises to delightful experiences, the city brings a plethora of activities for lovers to bewitch their partners. Whether it’s a cosy dinner, a scenic stroll, or a unique adventure, London is the perfect canvas for you to woo your boo!

London fashion week: 16 Feb – 20 Feb

Get ready to dive into the glamorous world of style as London Fashion Week celebrates its 40th anniversary! Somerset House takes centre stage as the main venue for this five-day fashion fiesta, where leading brands and designers will unveil their latest collections, set to hit the stores in 2024.

The schedule is a mix of menswear and womenswear designers, with standout collections from British luxury brand Burberry, alongside the chic creations of 16Arlington and many more. As the capital buzzes with fashion, this milestone edition promises a runway of innovation and elegance.

London motorcycle show: 16 Feb – 18 Feb

Get ready for adrenaline-packed action at the London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL exhibition centre over the third weekend of the month! Bike enthusiasts can gear up to rev the latest superbikes from industry titans like BMW, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, and more.

Visitors will get live access to the UK’s most challenging indoor Enduro course, where elite off-road riders tackle treacherous obstacles, daring jumps, and unforgiving terrain in jaw-dropping displays of skill and control. This unique live-action show promises to be a thrilling spectacle, making the London Motorcycle Show a must-attend event for all thrill-seekers alike!

Silent disco at natural history museum: 23 Feb – 24 Feb

A dance-filled spectacle awaits at the Silent Disco weekend inside South Kensington’s Natural History Museum. Three renowned DJs will spin tunes across separate wireless channels, transforming the majestic Hintze Hall into a vibrant dance floor. Choose your rhythm from multiple genres, curate your own soundtrack, and dance the night away surrounded by the museum’s awe-inspiring exhibits.

Sip on refreshing cocktails from the full bar, creating the perfect blend of beats and beverages for an unforgettable night of music, movement, and museum magic. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to plug your headphones and dance your heart out!

Hackney flea market: 24 Feb – 25 Feb

Unlock treasure troves of unique finds at the upcoming Hackney Flea Market! This budget shopper’s paradise promises exciting deals on a wide range of items, from antique decor to salvaged furniture and period home fixtures. Dive into a world of kitch porcelain cutlery sets, vintage gems, and more, as this market caters to the eclectic tastes of locals and eager tourists.

Join the excitement, explore the stalls, and discover hidden treasures that breathe new life into your space. The Hackney Flea Market is a must-visit for those seeking one-of-a-kind pieces and a delightful shopping experience!


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