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London events in February

Your guide to the best happenings, events and things to do in London this February

Oh February you lovely month, you. Winter is on the way out and London is getting giddy with events, celebrations and a whole day dedicated to romance. Whether you're looking forward to Valentine's Day in London, or if you're more of a Pancake Day player or Chinese New Year shaker, we've got your February plans sorted. Don't forget that the kids are let loose with half-term in London celebrations too, so check out our highlights below and give your diary a big cuddle from us.

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Our February highlights


Betty Woodman

Ceramics was art's hottest trend of 2015 – and we don't just mean 'The Great Pottery Thrown Down'. You couldn't move for pottery given a witty, conceptual twist by contemporary artists including Jesse Wine and Aaron Angell. In 2016, that trend looks set to continue, with museums getting in on the act.

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ICA , St James' Until Sunday April 10 2016

Orchid Festival

Kew Gardens' celebration of the orchid returns for a second year, this time with a colourful carnival theme. A series of carefully designed displays take over the glasshouse exploring the science of the mysterious plants with a focus on Brazilian hybrids.

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Kew Gardens , Kew Until Sunday March 6 2016

Imagine Children's Festival

The kids are in charge at the Southbank Centre once more in February as their two-week children's festival returns. The theme for 2016 is Roald Dahl, and you can expect a wide range of captivating theatre, dance, music, film and comedy plus readings from some of the UK's favourite authors, with free and ticketed events for young people of all ages.

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Southbank Centre , South Bank Until Sunday February 21 2016

Motown the Musical

Sixties soul shimmers into town with the West End opening of Broadway smash 'Motown the Musical', which features hits such as 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'For Once In My Life', 'What's Going On' and 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine'. The show is based upon founder of Motown founder Berry Gordy's 1994 autobiography.

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Shaftesbury Theatre , Covent Garden Monday February 15 2016 - Saturday October 22 2016

The London Bike Show

Performance training, spin sessions, a test track, a pop-up velodrome, stunt demos a fastest wrench competition and more than 200 exhibitor stands will be just some of the attractions at this mecca for cycling enthusiasts. All bike types are catered for, so look forward to pimping your road bike, fixie, BMX, mountain bike or other leg-powered transport option.

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ExCeL London , Custom House Sunday February 14 2016

Zoolander 2

Pioneering the male pout long before the cast of ‘Made In Chelsea’, Derek Zoolander may well still be Ben Stiller’s finest comic creation. While a sequel that takes 15 years to materialise doesn't bode well, the return of Owen Wilson as tousle-haired knucklehead Hansel and Will Ferrell as megalomaniac fashion tycoon Mugatu is encouraging. 

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Kew Lates

Explore Kew's beautiful grounds with the return of their late night event series in 2016. Visitors can discover the Orchid Festival which celebrates the vibrant flora of Brazil during carnival season before attending inspiring talks and samba sessions.

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Kew Gardens , Kew Thursday February 18 2016 - Thursday March 3 2016

Valentine's Day events

Overbooked cinemas and overpriced restaurants are so last year. Our Valentine's Day ideas will get you heading out to the capital's many loved-up events instead. Whether it's a special evening at the best museums in London or one of the many raunchy Valentine's Day parties - we've got your mushy plans sorted.

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By: Things To Do Editors

Half-term in London activities

This February half-term London has enough fun lined up to have the family raring to leave the house. Whether you fancy a kid friendly event at one of London's many museums or attractions, or would rather explore some outdoor London activities, we've got all your family-fun covered.

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By: Time Out London Things To Do

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Sheila B
Sheila B

where is the rest of the month????


When I click on "What to do in London this month" , I expected to get a list full of events, not the 10 highlights events, with more of them already passed.
This section should be review, it is impossible to use this website to get information what I want !!

selena g
selena g

Dumas is the painter-doyenne of dark undercurrents, tragic lives and falls from grace. i love london! Great! friv