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36 things to do in London in February 2022

February brings romantic vibes, iconic fashion and stacks of pancakes to London with city-wide celebrations.
A woman and a man are chatting to each other and walking side by side, each holding a warm drink in their hand.
Enjoy plenty of fun things to do in London in February. Credit: Ben Pipe.

Make the most of the week-long February half-term holiday and treat the family to wintry London activities this February; with attractions hosting special events and family-friendly half-term activities in London left, right and centre, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality family time in the capital.

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.

Unmissable February events in London

A couple laughing as they drink champagne, with Big Ben in the background.

  1. Impress your loved one in London on Valentine's DayEnjoy luxury hotels, award-winning restaurants, romantic river cruises and Valentine's Day activities. There is no better place to spend a romantic day out or weekend away. On and around 14 Feb
  2. Celebrate the Year of the Tiger, as London's huge Chinese New Year celebrations move online in 2022: The annual parade, live performances and festival have been cancelled, but you can still join the festivities with a special programme of activity on social media.
  3. Experience Aurora at The View From The Shard: See snow fall from your ski lodge as the Shard takes inspiration from the Nordic wilderness and Aurora Borealis.
  4. Keep up to date on the latest fashion trends at London Fashion Week: Take a front row seat at this unmissable event. TBC
  5. Honour the Queen's Accession Day: Mark the the Queen's accession to the throne by watching the gun salute in Green Park. 7 Feb
  6. Be inspired by the Purcell Sessions at Southbank Centre: Enjoy audio-visual installations, music, dance and visual art from artists around the world.
  7. Learn about LGBT+ History Month: Head to events throughout London celebrating LGBT+ histories, cultures and communities. 1-28 Feb

February Theatre shows in London

Edward and Vivian embrace centre stage in front of neon signs with the Pretty Woman cast raising their arms up to them.

  1. Fall in love with Pretty Woman at the Savoy Theatre: Be swept off your feet by Hollywood's much-loved romantic comedy. 
  2. Delight in Cinderella's fairy tale romance with a twist at the Gillian Lynne Theatre: Be captivated by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s retelling of the classic story. 
  3. Feel summer love vibes at Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre: Transport yourself to vibrant Greek island, filled with your favourite ABBA songs.
  4. Enjoy the heart-warming & Juliet at the Shaftsbury Theatre: See what Juliet’s life would have been like after Romeo. 
  5. Savour the gothic romance of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre: Be enchanted by one most famous and spectacular musicals of all time. 
  6. Experience Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre: Enjoy a unique retelling of Jane Austen's iconic love story.
  7. See a ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Opera House: Be moved by Shakespeare's tragic love story. Until 25 Feb
  8. Watch Puccini's romantic opera La Bohème at the London Coliseum: Experience the joys and heartbreak of young love.  31 Jan-27 Feb
  9. Make it an evening to remember at the Valentine's Opera Gala at Cadogan Hall: Celebrate with romantic classics performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 14 Feb

Art and exhibitions in London

A model of the ship Titanic illuminated with blue lights

  1. Explore Titanic: The Exhibition at Dock X London: Relive history as you immerse yourself in the fateful story of the legendary ship. Feb TBC
  2. Be filled with wonder at The Green Planet AR Experience - Powered By EE in Regent Street: Join a virtual Sir David Attenborough as you discover the secret kingdom of plants in an augmented reality rainforest experience. 11 Feb-9 Mar
  3. Admire jewel-incrusted eggs at Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolutionat the Victoria and Albert Museum: See the decadent creations of Carl Fabergé
  4. Experience Surrealism Beyond Borders at the Tate Modern: Discover the revolutionary art movement that subverts reality and brings dreams to life. 24 Feb-29 Aug
  5. Travel back in time to The world of Stonehenge at the British Museum: Follow the fascinating story behind the stones. 17 Feb-17 Jul
  6. See Van Gogh Self-Portraits at Somerset House: View the iconic artist's celebrated self-portraits in the Courtauld Gallery. 3 Feb-8 May
  7. Learn about Peru: a journey in time at the British Museum: Discover the history, culture and beliefs of Peruvians throughout the ages. Until 20 Feb
  8. Delve into Rooted Beings at the Wellcome Collection: Rethink the way you see plants and explore their relationship with humans. 24 Feb-29 Aug
  9. Read letters between Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens at the British Library: Explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. Until 20 Feb

Family-friendly things to do in London

A watercolour and pencil drawing on paper of Benjamin Bunny

  1. Make the most of February half-term in LondonFind heaps of unforgettable experiences and fun things to do.
  2. Take the kids to the Imagine Children's Festival from Southbank Centre: Watch the little ones dabble in all things cultural. 9-20 Feb
  3. Admire the work of children's writer Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature at the Victoria and Albert Museum: See the author's original drawings and designs of her beloved characters.12 Feb-8 Jan
  4. Be dazzled by Nature Illuminated: See nature brought to life as you explore a spectacular light trail. 16-27 Feb
  5. Enjoy a screening of Disney and Pixar's Toy Story with a live orchestra at Eventim Appollo: See the much-loved animation set to the sounds of the Novello Orchestra. 13 Feb

What else is on in February?

Panoramic view of Greenwich and the river Thames at sunset.

  1. Discover the Secrets of Central London with the London Transport Museum: Go on a fact-filled walking tour and discover London's hidden secrets. Until 13 Feb
  2. Don't miss Zadok-Ben David: Natural Reserve at Kew Gardens: Step into a botanical paradise created by the award-winning artist.
  3. Take a Film and Location Tour at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich: See where your favourite scenes were filmed in this fascinating tour.
  4. Watch the Six Nations rugby tournament in a London sports barOr try to score tickets to a fixture at Twickenham Stadium.
  5. Meet stars from TV and film at London Film and Comic Con at Olympia London: Immerse yourself in pop culture and fun activities. 26-27 Feb
  6. Spend an evening with Blondie legends Debbie Harry and Chris Stein at the London Palladium: Hear unique stories about the New York music scene. 23 Feb

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

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