Things to Do in London in February 2017

February brings romance, fashion and pancakes to London with city-wide celebrations.

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 and events, or to warm up in a cosy London pub.

February Events

Most years, London's Chinese New Year celebrations, the largest outside Asia, take place in February. In 2017 the event is instead taking place at the end of January, but you can still celebrate the turn of the Chinese New Year in London this month at the Magical Lantern Festival, which runs for most of February.

Magical Lantern Festival

Run past some of London's most iconic landmarks while raising money for charity during the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run.

Impress your loved one in London on Valentine's Day. With luxury hotels, award-winning restaurants and romantic activities, there is no better place to spend a day out or weekend away on and around 14 February.

Tuck into a delicious stack of pancakes or crepes on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) in London, or catch all the pancake-flipping action at a pancake race.

Experience a day as a fashion insider and get up to date on the latest fashion trends at the London Fashion Week Festival, a public industry event that follows the high-profile and influential London Fashion Week.

If you're more into cars than fashion, head over to the annual London Classic Car Show, where you can see and hear stunning vehicles in action and mingle with motoring experts. 

For more things to do in February in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London, or download a free copy of the February London Planner visitor guide. And catch the best of the London stage this month with our guide to top shows in February.

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

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