Like every month in London, this February offers a multitude of events and things to do in the city. From Chinese New Year to new musicals, London never disappoints its visitors.
Chinese New Year
Welcome the Year of the Monkey with Chinese New Year in London. The biggest celebration outside of China, the parade of costumes, colour and lanterns will light up Charing Cross Road and Shaftsbury Avenue on Sunday 14th February, and you can’t celebrate Chinese New Year without trying out some of the best Chinese restaurants in Chinatown.
The London Bike Show
For anyone that likes thrills and tricks on two wheel, get down to The London Bike Show at ExCel London from 11th- 14th February for a serious lesson in performance, stunts and competition. With a pop-up velodrome and more than 200 exhibitors, there’ll be road bikes, fixies, BMX, mountain bikes, clothing, accessories and the chance to meet some of the best cyclists and coaches in the world.
Uncle Barts Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cocktail Masterclass
It’s the month of love, and for those of you in need of the perfect date, look no further than Uncle Barts. Combining chocolate and cocktails, the South Kensington speakeasy will be hosting a Valentine’s masterclass with a mixology expert. Indulge your sweet tooth as you discover classic cocktail recipes from the Prohibition era mixed with delicious chocolate, and then enjoy champagne cocktails by candlelight.
Motown the Musical
The West End welcomes Tony Award-winning Motown the Musical to bring some ’60s soul to London. Featuring hits including ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘For Once In My Life’ and ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, the show tells the story of Motown founder, Berry Gordy, and the beginnings of one of the most important record labels in music history. Motown the Musical will be showing at Shaftesbury Theatre in Covent Garden from 11th February.
Pancake Day at Mac & Wild
It’s Pancake Day on 8th February, and Scottish restaurant, Mac & Wild, will be celebrating with a Scottish delicacy – a battered Mars Bar pancake. Consisting of a crepe filled with luxurious chocolate ganache and caramel, the pancake will be deep fried for a hot and crunchy outer layer, with the concoction on gooeyness nestled within. Mac & Wild is at 65 Great Titchfield Street and these unique battered Mars Bar pancakes are just £7.