Upcoming Events in London During February 2017

Come February and there is romance in the air, fashion is in the winds and the sweet taste of pancakes pervades the whole environment. London is all agog with preparations for Valentine’s Day and the winter is booming with city-wide celebrations. The surge of tourists is yet to invade the city but still there are plenty of events lined up for the month. Many families from all around the country come to London in February in order to visit various attractions and indulge in family-friendly activities in February which is usually very cold. As such it is best to wrap up warm and visit the indoor attractions and events or relax in a London pub.

Events in London During February

Chinese New Year: Taking place at the end of January in 2017, the Chinese New Year is usually celebrated in February. You can celebrate it this month at the Magical Lantern Festival which takes place during the most part of February.

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run: You can run for a good cause past most of the iconic landmarks of London and raise money for charity.

Valentine’s Day: An ideal time to spend with your loved one, expressing your love and having a great time either at a restaurant or at a luxury hotel or indulging in romantic activities. It is best to take your valentine to Park Grand Lancaster Gate where you can enjoy its lovely environment and have some delicious food.

Pancake Day: Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in London with gusto as everyone loves to bite into a delicious pancake or crepes. It is also interesting to see the pancake race and watch the contestants flipping the pancakes.

London Fashion Week Festival: If you wish to follow the latest fashion trends and see contemporary designers exhibiting their latest creations, you must visit this public industry event where you will also come across celebrities and the who’s who of society.

London Classic Car Show: If you love cars, you will simply love to visit this car show where you can see the latest innovations in cars.

Fare Healthy: Taking place at Old Truman Brewery, this festival of food, fitness and well-being is just what you need in order to improve your health. At the event, you will find stalls, exercise sessions, demonstrations and talks taking place under the guidance of big names such as Olia Hercules, Tom Hunt, Skye Gingell Tart London and Ella Mills.

If you wish to stay in comfort at affordable cost, your best option is to stay in Park Grand London Hotels that also offer strategic locations close to most attractions.

Orchid Festival: This festival will be returning for its 22nd year in 2017 with an Indian theme. At the festival, you can see sights and sounds of India and innovative flower settings and attend tours, workshops and late parties.

Grimaldi Service: This service in honour of Joseph Grimaldi, the king of the clowns, will take place again this year at the All Saints Church in Haggeston in which around 60 clowns will gather, dressed in full costume. This venue is bigger than the usual place where the event takes place usually and yet, it is advisable to arrive early as the venue may get fully packed with many Grimaldi fans and clown admirers.

Frock Me! Vintage Fair: Taking place at the Chelsea Town Hall, this event is returning this year with some of the best vintage offerings of the city suiting everyone’s taste. There will be more than 50 stalls selling vintage and designer clothing, accessories and jewellery, with special emphasis on swing coats, cashmere and flapper dresses. A pop-up cafe will also be there to cater to shoppers feeling hungry during their shopping spree.

Sir John Soane’s MuseumLate Night Opening: The museum opens from 6pm to 9pm on the first Tuesday of each month for atmospheric, candlelit tours. Since there is always high demand for entry, it is restricted to only to the first 200 people in the queue. After that, the next person will get entry when someone comes out and so on until 8:30pm. As such, it is best to arrive early,

David Hockney: In the last four years, The Royal Academy has organised two shows of David Hockney’s innovative, extremely colourful and stunning recent creations. This year’s event has been scheduled just ahead of the artist’s 80th birthday and it will showcase his student work of the early 60’s and trace his journey of innovative work all through his later life.

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932: It showcases the fantastic creative period in Russian history, after the Bolshevik revolution changed society and before the brutal period of censorship started under Stalin. Creation of artwork was done in abundance during these fifteen years – from Kandinsky and Malevich’s pioneering abstraction to the rise of social realism.

Wolfgang Tillman: Though his photographs look most ordinary at first glance as they deal with friends, foliage, oceans, genitals etc, a serious study will show that they are one of the most distinct contemporary photographs. In his photographs you can sense him asking fundamental questions about how we look at and deal with the world. His recent pro-Remain posters that he made before the EU referendum, bring out the political urgency of the times.

The London Bike Show: At this famous meet of cycling enthusiasts, you will find spin sessions, performance training, a test track, stunt demos, a pop-up velodrome, a fastest wrench competition and hundreds of exhibitor stands and many more attractions. At this show, all types of bikes are looked after whether it is a road bike, fixie, BMX, mountain bike, or any other type.

Gin festival: All types of cocktails and gin and tonic combos will be served at this boozy affair dedicated to promoting this jumper berry drink.

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