Things to do in London in February 2019

February brings romance, fashion and pancakes to London with city-wide celebrations.
  • UK schools have a half-term holiday in February and attractions tend to be busy with extra family-friendly activities for the week.

  • The weather is usually cold, so wrap up warm for your visit.

  • Events in February include Valentine's Day, Pancake Day (sometimes in March) and Chinese New Year (sometimes in January).

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 in London

Annual February events

  • Impress your loved one in London on Valentine's Day. With luxury hotelsaward-winning restaurants and Valentine's Day activities, there is no better place to spend a romantic day out or weekend away.
  • Join in London’s spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations, which take place around Chinatown and the West End in either January or February. In 2020, Chinese New Year takes place in March, with a colourful parade, free performances and cultural activities.
  • Step into a botanical paradise with the Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens. 
  • Get revved up to see iconic vintage cars at The London Classic Car Show.
  • Keep up to date on the latest fashion trends at the London Fashion Week: Insiders, an industry event open to the public that follows the high-profile London Fashion Week. 
  • Watch a Pancake Day race and tuck into some of the best pancakes in town. Pancake Day takes place in February in 2020.

London February sports events

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

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

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