Things to Do in London in February 2017

February brings romance, fashion and pancakes 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

Most years, London's Chinese New Year celebrations take place in February. Dates for London's official celebrations are not yet confirmed for 2017, but Chinese New Year's Day falls on 28 January and the London event is expected to take place a couple of days later. London's Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia, and you can join the city's Chinese community in the West End to enjoy a parade and take part in other festivities. Be sure to eat at one of the delicious Chinese restaurants in Chinatown whilst you’re there.  

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

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.

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.

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.

For more things to do in February in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And catch the best of the London stage this month with our theatre guide.

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

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