Visiting London in February? Then it’s time to plan your itinerary for this romantic month! With Valentine’s Day and the February half-term thrown into the mix, the capital has an abundance of options available.
But with so much going on, it can be hard to narrow down what activities you want to complete during your trip. Luckily, this guide provides you with the unmissable highlights for the month of February!
London Fashion Week
Whether you’re a fashionista or not, London Fashion Week is a must see event in February. This iconic, global fashion event returns on Friday 14th February and runs until Tuesday 18th, showcasing over 250 designers and their Autumn/Winter 2020 collections.
From the #PositiveFashion Designer Exhibition to city-wide celebrations, London Fashion Week has it all going on. With a focus on “Positive Fashion” the event looks to educate attendees on the sustainability within the fashion world. Public-facing shows are also set to return, so you can immerse yourself in the world of fashion and go behind-the-scenes to discover the hottest trends for next season and up-and-coming designers from around the world.
Kew Gardens Orchid Festival
Kew Garden’s annual Orchid Festival returns for its 25th year in February, celebrating the incredible wildlife and culture of Indonesia. The festival begins on Saturday 8th February and runs through until Sunday 8th March and is a must see if you’re travelling to London!
Visitors will find themselves transported to a botanical paradise that evokes the sights, smells and sounds of Indonesia. Fans of all things botanical can expect to see life-sized animals decorated with tropical flowers, an erupting volcano created from orchids, as well as traditional Indonesian music, dance and live cooking demos!The Orchid Festival is a must for anyone looking to discover new cultures and learn everything there is to know about Indonesia.
Imagine Children’s Festival
If you’re visiting London on a family trip, then why not take the kids to their very own festival? Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival returns with a heap of fun activities, events and entertainment for the little ones.
For any kids under 11 with a passion for creative writing or stories, this event is the perfect way to keep them entertained. The kids can explore creative stories, music performances, comedy and parties from the 12th February to 23rd February. The Imagine Children’s Festival is set to be a fantastic event for families!
Romantic river cruises
For any lovers visiting the capital over Valentine’s Day, why not take a romantic river cruise whilst you learn about the history of London and see some of its most famous sites? From Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The London Eye and more, river cruises offer a picturesque way to see the city of London.
Make your romantic trip even more special by staying at Dorsett Hotel, City of London. Only a short distance from Tower Pier, this hotel is ideally located for you to enjoy a river cruise and see what London has to offer from the water. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to explore nearby the hotel and, being a short distance from Shoreditch, you can explore this vibrant borough too.