15 things to do in London in February 2023

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. Keep up to date on the latest fashion trends at London Fashion Week: Take a front row seat at this unmissable event. Feb TBC
  3. Learn about LGBT+ History Month: Head to events throughout London celebrating LGBT+ histories, cultures and communities. 1-28 Feb

Theatre shows in London

The cast of Phantom of the opera on stage wearing colourful costumes and masks 
  1. 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.
  2. Delight in Cinderella's fairytale 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.

Exhibitions in London

A still life painting of a basket of green, red, orange and yellow apples on a table covered in a table cloth and more apples with a bottle of wine and a plate of food behind 
  1. See The EY Exhibition: Cézanne at Tate Modern: Get an insight into the artist's life and outlook with this fascinating career retrospective. Until 12 Mar
  2. Be enthralled by Japan: Courts and Culture at The Queen's Gallery: Learn about the artistic and cultural exchange between the British and Japanese royal and imperial families. Until 12 Mar
  3. Admire Magdalena Abakanowicz's abstract Abakans at Tate Modern: Check out a forest-like display of pioneering woven sculptures. Until 21 May
  4. Don't miss Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night at Tate Britain: Immerse yourself in portraits of people painted from the artist's imagination. Until 26 Feb

Family-friendly things to do in London

Two children smiling as they read books during the Imagine Children's Festival in Southbank. 
  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 at Southbank Centre: Watch the little ones dabble in all things cultural. Feb TBC

What else is on in February?

Panoramic view of Greenwich and the river Thames at sunset.

  1. Enjoy an evening of fun activities at the London Transport Museum: Take part in transport bingo, racing balloon powered buses and much more. 24 Feb
  2. 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.
  3. Watch the Six Nations rugby tournament in a London sports barOr try to score tickets to a fixture at Twickenham Stadium.

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.