What’s happening in London: February

The weather might be cooler but things heat up in February with an array of vibrant and exciting events to keep you entertained and curious. From London Fashion Week to the London Classic Car Show, there is something for everyone.

Chinese New Year:

London’s Chinatown comes alive with vibrant parades, dragon dances, firecrackers, street performances and cultural performances to welcome the Chinese New Year in Chinatown and join free events in Trafalgar Square.

Imagine Children’s Festival:

A family-friendly festival at the Southbank Centre, offering a variety of creative workshops, performances, and activities for children of all ages with interactive events at the Southbank Centre.

London Fashion Week:

A major event in the fashion industry, London Fashion Week showcases the latest collections from renowned designers and emerging talents through runway shows, presentations, and exhibitions.

LGBT+ History Month:

Throughout February, London celebrates the history, achievements, and contributions of the LGBT+ community with a series of events, exhibitions, talks, and performances.

Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens:

Kew Gardens hosts an annual Orchid Festival, showcasing stunning displays of vibrant orchids from around the world, along with art installations and special events.

Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday):

Celebrated across London, Pancake Day involves pancake races, flipping competitions, and indulging in delicious pancakes at various venues and markets.

Africa Writes:

A literary festival dedicated to African literature and writing, featuring panel discussions, book launches, author talks, workshops, and performances at the British Library.

Chinese Visual Festival:

Showcasing contemporary Chinese cinema, the Chinese Visual Festival screens a diverse range of films, documentaries, and animations at venues across London.

London Classic Car Show:

A must-visit for car enthusiasts, this show exhibits a wide range of classic cars, vintage vehicles, and iconic automobiles at the ExCeL London exhibition centre.

Jewish Book Week:

A literary festival celebrating Jewish writing and culture, featuring talks, discussions, book signings, and workshops with prominent authors, at venues including Kings Place and JW3.

London International Mime Festival:

Showcasing the best of contemporary mime, physical theater, and visual performance, this festival presents a diverse programme of shows and workshops across various venues.

The London Art Fair:

An annual art fair held at the Business Design Centre, showcasing modern and contemporary art from leading galleries, artists, and dealers.

Independent Label Market:

A gathering of independent record labels and vinyl enthusiasts, where music lovers can explore and purchase a wide range of records from different genres at various locations.

Hyper Japan:

A celebration of Japanese culture, Hyper Japan offers a mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese arts, crafts, fashion, music, food, and gaming, held at Olympia London.

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