Get ready for an amazing February. We’ve said goodbye to January and now London is beginning to brighten up. Use the – slightly – longer days to enjoy the month’s brilliant batch of events and celebrations. Join the spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations, impress your loved one with one of the many Valentine’s Day activities or step into a botanical paradise inspired by Colombia’s plant life with the Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens. As every month, we’ve put together a list of events to keep you occupied during your stay with us!
ORCHIDS FESTIVAL AT KEW GARDENS – From 9 February to 10 March 2019
Escape the dreary winter with Kew’s annual festival of orchids. Through a spectacular ensemble of orchid-laden displays along a curated route, Kew Gardens are celebrating Colombia this year. The flagship display is a carnival of animals, depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and a swimming turtle. Kew Gardens brought to life the breath-taking rainbow river Caño Cristales and Colombia’s incredible forests – complete with life-sized jaguar! With a surprise around every corner, you’ll spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden-yellow display to honour the legend of El Dorado. For more information visit the official website.
CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 – 10 February 2019
Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 in London on 10 February during the free annual event across London Chinatown and the West End. Enjoy a colourful Chinese New Year parade, Lion dances in London’s Chinatown, delicious Chinese street food, and free entertainment and a spectacular pyrotechnic display in Trafalgar Square, marking the Year of the Pig.
Dragon and Lion dances will kick things off on Charing Cross Road at 10am, shimmying down through the streets to China Town. At noon, Trafalgar Square’s main stages will spring into action with traditional dance shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and Chinese performers. Food trucks will also be stationed there and restaurants in Chinatown will have special festive treats on their menus. If you’ve got kids in tow, you can entertain them with calligraphy workshops, dressing up and performances in the Leicester Square family zone before heading back to Trafalgar Square for the closing pyrotechnics display. For more information visit the following website.
LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW – 14-17 February 2019
The London Classic Car Show is the must-attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Over 700 classic cars and some of the most legendary ‘getaway cars’ from automotive history go on display at the London Classic Car Show which comes to London’s Excel Centre. The show also pay tribute and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of a car that was first on many levels, in technology, function, marketing and motor-sport….The Mini. Every year, there’s also a special guest appearance by a racing legend, alongside special displays of their cars, trophies and memorabilia. The 2018 edition honoured Nigel Mansell; while previous years have attracted the likes of Jenson Button and Jacky Ickx. For more information visit the official website.
LONDON FASHION WEEK FESTIVAL AT THE STORE STUDIOS, 180 THE STRAND – 16-17 February 2019
For the first time, London Fashion Week introduces a new format event that will take place within the official Show Space at The Store X, 180 Strand. Engage with British brands and international designers in one of the fashion capitals of the world. Scan the catwalk shows for the latest SS19 trends, pick up tips on fashion, beauty and how to make it into the industry with expert panels, treat yourself to a pampering session, and shop more than 150 designers at exclusive show prices. For more information visit the official website.
CRAFT BEER RISING – 21-23 February 2019
Craft Beer Rising 2019 is shaping up to be a very exciting event, with 155 of the finest breweries in the game to tantalise your taste buds and show you the future of beer. Craft Beer Rising sees the introduction of a new dining area, the Fox’s Den, offering food that suit everyone, from Prairie Fire BBQ serving up smoked brisket and pulled pork, to La Bao and their fluffy steamed buns. Included with your entry ticket will be a souvenir glass and magazine programme, numerous tasting sessions and talks programme. For more information visit the official website.
Spark the Valentine’s Day passion by staying at The Washington Mayfair – Package available the whole month of February.
Indulge your passion and make time for your loved one with ‘Date Night’ romance package at The Washington Mayfair Hotel. Treat someone special to an intimate escape that features all the right touches. The package starts from £245 per night and includes:
- Overnight night accommodation
- Rose petals turn down
- Half bottle of chilled Champagne & chocolate dipped strawberries in your room
- Three course dinner with a glass of wine each
- Full English buffet breakfast the next morning
- Late check out to 16.00hrs
Valentine’s Day Dinner – Thursday 14th February 2019
Spoil your Valentine with dinner at The Washington Mayfair Hotel. Indulge in our exclusive six-course Valentine’s dinner in Madison’s Restaurant. Enjoy the delicious dinner with a glass of champagne for £45 per person. See Menu