What’s happening in February?
Our roundup of recommendations
New London restaurant at Centre Point
As part of the renovation of the iconic Centre Point building, London restaurateurs rhubarb (Sky Garden, Saatchi Gallery, Royal Albert Hall) will open their new flagship restaurant.
Be one of the first to experience VIVI Restaurant and Bar at Centre Point, with up to 50% off before their official launch.
50% off food 16-18 February
25% off food 19-24 February
Cirque du Soleil at Royal Albert Hall
Don’t miss your chance to see the spectacular spectacle that is TOTEM, with the London showing coming to an end February 26.
Eat and eat some more at Borough Market
What is it? Only one of the city’s largest and oldest food markets. It heaves with both tourists and locals, gaping at a dizzying array of gastronomic delights and scoffing free samples.
Sunday strolls at Columbia Road Flower Market
Don’t miss: the best blooms and bargains. The market goes on until 3pm in all weathers, but for the best buys you need to get there for 8am. Alternatively, hold out for the end, when traders often sell off their remaining stock cheap. Either way, you’re guaranteed to leave with armfuls of flowers.
Chinese New Year – Tuesday, 5 February
Join in London’s spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations – the largest outside Asia, which take place around Chinatown and the West End in either January or February. See the colourful parade, watch free performances, get involved with cultural activities and don’t miss the beautiful pyrotechnics display.
Orchids Festival – 9 February until 10 March 2019
Step into a botanical paradise inspired by Thailand’s plant life with the Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens.
London Classic Car Show – 14th to 17th Feb
If you’re more into cars than fashion, head over to the annual London Classic Car Show, where you can see and hear stunning vehicles in action, and mingle with motoring experts. 14-17 Feb
Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt – Until Feb 24 2019
The exhibition looks at exceptional artwork and animation, player communities and political conversations that define this era of gaming.