Things to Do in London in February
This is my guide to things to do in London in February. From the weather you can expect, the best events and shows this month. You can watch my tour video below –
February is a fantastic time to visit London. The hugely popular events include Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day and also London fashion week. So I went around town to check out the best of the February events London has to offer.
The weather is a constant topic of conversation because it is always changing. The truth is it is impossible to accurately predict. And even the professionals often seem to predict what they call “unsettled” AKA they are not exactly sure.
Usually the weather will begin to transition from winter to spring during February. S0 it will start off very cold and end warmer than the proceeding few months. That means historical monthly averages can be useless. Expect cold weather and rain also with sunny spells. Temperatures near freezing at the start of the month and probably nearer 10 degrees centigrade towards the end.
With Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February many Londoners and visitors will be looking for romantic inspiration. Hotel stays, dinner in romantic restaurants, bars and the cinema are popular date night things to do in London. So I went on a little tour of hotels and restaurants.
Another very popular gift all year and also especially on Valentine’s Day is flowers. A popular shopping destination is the Liberty store and they have a florists in the main store entrance. For opening times check the Liberty Website here.
Also a hugely popular date night is watching a movie at the Cinema. London’s Trafalgar Square has some of London’s largest and also most famous cinemas.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New year uses the Lunisolar Chinese calendar so for us changes date each year. It is usually late January or early February. Also the largest celebrations outside Asia are held in London each Year. So Chinatown is a must visit as the streets are decorated and look amazing at this time of year.
Pancake day or to give it its full title Shrove Tuesday is in February or March each year. It is the day in Christian’s calendar before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. In popular culture it has become a day for eating pancakes.
The traditional British way is very simple. Large diameter pancakes with a little sugar and also lemon juice. However the list of popular toppings is endless. So I went to the Kensington Creperie to get some Pancakes this year.
Finally check out my videos for more ideas for things to do in London.