UK schools enjoy a February half-term holiday this month, so attractions bustle with special family-friendly activities throughout the week.
The weather is usually cold, so wrap up warm.
Top February events include Valentine's Day and London Fashion Week.
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
- Impress your loved one in London on Valentine's Day: Enjoy 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 a weekend away. On and around 14 Feb
- See the electronic Diversity Supernova Tour: The talented UK dance crew bring their exciting performance to the London Palladium. 9-10 Feb
- Catch a hilarious show in the capital: See top comedians such as Peter Kay or venture to the West End Comedy Club to see up-and-coming acts.
- Learn about LGBT+ History Month: Head to events throughout London celebrating LGBTQ+ histories, cultures and communities. 1-28 Feb
- Watch the Six Nations rugby tournament in a London sports bar: Or try to score tickets to a fixture at Twickenham Stadium. From 2 Feb
- Celebrate the Year of the Dragon this Chinese New Year: Join one of the world's largest celebrations outside of Asia, with parades, food and performances. TBC
- Keep up to date on the latest fashion trends at London Fashion Week: Take a front-row seat at this unmissable event. TBC
Check back closer to the time for more events in February and in the meantime, take a look at the London events calendar to see what else is happening in London.
Theatre shows in London
- Get the family together for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre: Watch the star student take on the terrible Ms Trunchbull with the help of some very special powers.
- Laugh the night away at The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre: A hilarious 1920s murder mystery play that doesn't go to plan.
- Watch the award-winning Six The Musical at the Vaudeville Theatre: Meet the world's most famous Tudor queens as they transform into on-stage divas.
- See Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall: Based on the short story by Agatha Christie, watch as the mysterious murder trial unfolds before your very eyes.
- Be enchanted by The Time Traveller's Wife at the Apollo Theatre: The bestselling book and hit film comes to the West End with original songs from Grammy Award winners Joss Stone and Dave Stewart.
Discover more amazing London theatre, from top musicals to fantastic shows for kids.
Family-friendly things to do in London
- Make the most of February half-term in London: Find plenty of unforgettable experiences and fun things to do.
- Head to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter: Take a peek behind the invisibility cloak, with film making trickery and wizarding mishaps revealed.
- Ride the Explorer land train at Kew Gardens: Take a guided tour around the gardens on the explorer train as you learn all about the sight's flora and fauna.
- Or take to the seas at Cutty Sark: Explore the legendary sailing ship, meeting curious characters from the ship's past along the way.
- Get the family to work together to beat London's best escape rooms: Become a team of super-hero spies at Aim Escape.
- Visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich: Discover many unique galleries and interactive exhibitions including the AHOY! Children's Gallery, perfect for little ones who love adventure.
- Take the kids to the Imagine Children's Festival at Southbank Centre: Watch the little ones dabble in all things cultural. TBC
Find more things to do for families in London.
Top activities and immersive experiences
- Team up with friends and family or go head-to-head at an escape room: Step up and save the world from an invasion, or enter the strange world of Alice in Wonderland.
- Head to the London Transport Museum: Take part in a scavenger hunt, race balloon-powered buses and much more.
- Enjoy afternoon tea at the National Gallery on the Highlights Tour: After an expert takes you through the beautiful gallery, enjoy scones and savoury treats in their delightful restaurant.
- Go on a day trip to Windsor for a Simply Windsor Afternoon Tour: Join an expert guide as they reveal the history, and some royal secrets, of this famous town and fortress. Fri, Sun only
- Discover the rich history of the Maritime town of Greenwich: Visit the Royal Museums, scale the Royal Observatory, and witness the marvel that is the Painted Hall.
- Chow down on some of London's tastiest food and drink: Whether that's at a boozy brunch, or a foodie tour and tasting experience at hotspots Borough Market or Camden Brewery.
Discover how to have even more memorable adventures in London, from guided walking tours to spectacular immersive experiences.
Exhibitions in London
- Celebrate the power of iconic performers at DIVA at the V&A: Explore how the role of the 'diva' has changed and evolved over time. Opening 24 Jun
- See Philip Guston at Tate Modern: Get an insight into the artist's life and outlook with this fascinating career retrospective. Opening 5 Oct
- Don't miss Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain: The first exhibition of its kind, see a collection of works from over 100 women artists spanning 30 years. Opening 8 Nov
- Take an atmospheric journey through Japanese history at Japan: Myths to Manga at the V&A: Explore the influences of landscape and folklore on Japan's culture. Opening 14 Oct
- See Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945 at the National Army Museum: Hear stories of soldiers who have lived and served in Germany since WWII. Until 21 Aug 2024
- Marvel at ancient works at Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed at the National Gallery: See the first ever exhibition dedicated to one of the greats. Opening 7 Dec
See even more exciting exhibitions in London.
WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see the London weather page.