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