Brighten up your February in London

Are you looking for something to brighten up your February? There are lots of reasons why a holiday in London should be your first choice at this time of year. February is a quieter time to visit London, attractions aren’t as busy as usual and there are less crowds – so you can relax just that little bit more. You may even manage to grab a discounted theatre ticket or too!

It might be a bit colder but it’s the perfect excuse to get wrapped up in your winter wear and enjoy all that London has to offer. Some of things that February hosts include London fashion week, Kew Gardens Orchid Festival and Valentine’s getaways.

If Valentines Day or date night is on your mind, there is no better place to spend a romantic day out than the city of London – full of places to take your date that are sure to impress. Here at The Washington Mayfair we are perfectly located in the elite district of Mayfair to provide an ideal base for the ultimate London break. After a day of fun in the capital, relax in one of our luxury rooms or suites before sharing an intimate meal in our in-house restaurant, Madison’s.

Don’t miss the annual Kew Gardens Orchid Festival taking place from the 5th February to the 6th March. This year the theme focusses on the incredible biodiversity of Central America. View stunning horticultural displays as you transport yourself to the tropics. Entry is included with your Kew Gardens visiting ticket. It has to be the perfect way to transform a dull February day!

With the colder weather of February, you may be wanting to spend more time inside than out. The West End offers a perfect excuse to spend a few hours indoors and soak up some culture.

Some plays new to the West End this February are:

  • Saturday Night Fever at the Peacock Theatre. Be transported to the 70s disco where you can experience the Bee Gees soundtrack live on stage. Join Tony Manero as he embarks on a reckless yet thrilling road to dancing success.
  • See James Mcavoy in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Harold Pinter Theatre. A breath-taking tale about the exquisite torture of loving from afar.
  • Iconic classic Dirty Dancing at the Dominion Theatre. Back to the West End with tantalising dance sequences and brand-new choreography to the unforgettable soundtrack that we all know and love.
  • The Merchant of Venice at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Immerse yourself in the culture of Shakespeare’s classic exploration of prejudice, patriarchy and capitalism.
  • Plus, have the chance to see all the glitz and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing for yourself, live onstage. An unmissable evening of dance that will entertain and excite. At the O2 Arena 11-13 February.

However you choose to entertain yourself in London this February, we hope to be able to welcome you to The Washington Mayfair.