Things to Do in London in February 2016

February brings Chinese New Year celebrations, romance and fashion to London.

Many families visit London in February, as UK schools have a half-term holiday for one week of the month. If you're in London during half-term, attractions will be busy and there will be extra family-friendly activities at most venues.

The weather is often cold in February, so make sure you wrap up warm. Now is the time to visit London's indoor attractions, or warm up at a cosy London pub.

London Events

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, was originally a Christian tradition marking the start of Lent. In London, there may be special pancake races taking place, or you can celebrate at one of London's pancake restaurants.

London's fantastic Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Join London's Chinese community in the West End and enjoy a parade and other festivities. Be sure to eat at one of the delicious Chinese restaurants in Chinatown whilst you’re there.

There's no better place to spend Valentine's Day than London. There are plenty of places to impress your loved one, including top romantic theatre shows, luxury hotels, award-winning restaurants, or one of London's amazing attractions.

Style comes to town when London Fashion Week opens, and fashionistas can enjoy a piece of the action at London Fashion Weekend. Enjoy makeovers, designer shopping and catwalk shows from top clothing brands, spread out over two floors at the art-deco Brewer Street Car Park venue in Soho.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London Weather page.

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