Events in London – February 2018

February in London can be a bit chilly, and the tourist attractions get busy mid-month when the school’s break-up for a week. But those dark and frosty evenings make it a great time for walking through the bright lights of the West End. Maybe you can treat your partner to a meal and a show on Valentine’s Day?

 

Music, comedy & film

See all music, comedy Live music concerts and comedy gigs in London during January

Paul Carrack at London Palladium

London Palladium Paul Carrack (the guy behind Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics) will be playing one night at the London Palladium.
Jimeoin at Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre Irish stand-up comic Jimeoin is coming to London this February, and playing one night at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 

Theatre shows

See all theatre shows Treat yourself to a meal and a balcony seat at a West End show

Captive Queen at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be performing 'The Captive Queen' -- a re-imagining John Dryden's 'Aureng-zebe'.
Amadeus at Olivier Theatre

to Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Amadeus', which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.
 

Family & Kid’s events

See all family, kids Some ideas if you’re planning to take your children to London in February

Arenacross at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley Arenacross combines indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross for a fast and furious night of family entertainment.
Hackney Marshes

to Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
 

Art & Museums

See all art, museums If you’re into art and history then how about visiting a gallery or museum?

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain 'All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life' will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.
Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be showing some 16th-century drawings by Antoine Caron, created for his patron Catherine de' Medici.
 

Royal & Religious

See all royal, religious For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.
Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace The 'Her Fashion Story' exhibition at Kensington Palace has some of the most famous dresses worn by Princess Diana.
 

Political & Military

See all political, military Daily parades and political events taking place during February

Sadiq Khan at City Hall

to City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
 

Sightseeing tours

See all guided tours If you’re visiting London in February then try one of these sightseeing tours

Millennium Bridge

to Millennium Bridge This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames, to look at some of the river's best buildings.
The City

to The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
 

Classical music

See all classical music All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during February

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Brahms, Ravel and Franck at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Grime, Prokofiev and Strauss at Barbican Hall.
 

Free events

See all free events Visit London on the cheap in February, by trying these great free events

Tower Bridge

to Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
 

Other London events

See all other events Here are some more great events that are worth trying during February

Lord’s

to Lord’s Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea, because it's held in the historic Long Room at Lord's.
Portobello Road

to Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UK's most famous antiques market, with over 100,000 people browsing hundreds of stalls.
Fortnum & Mason

to Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.
 
 
 
 
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