February can be a tough month: all the cold and none of the Christmas. But let London help you along with some vintage cars, amazing dances and pancake-themed races. Without further ado, here’s our top London Events this February:

London International Mime Festival

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Photo by London International Mime Festival

Feb 5th marks the final day of the London International mime festival—one of London’s most incredible (and frankly underrated) annual arts events. With acts covering just about every kind of physical performance you can imagine, if you’ve not already been, now’s the time.

VAULT Festival | The Vaults, Waterloo

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Photo by VAULT Festival

One of London’s best alternative art festival, this year’s line-up promises to be a scorcher—with performances that push the envelope from a whole range of styles. Most of the events are hosted from the suitably underground vaults underneath Waterloo.

London Classic Car Show | Olympia London

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Photo by London Classic Car Show

Whatever you drive, the classic car show has something for everyone, with a whole host of cars and celebrity interviews. There will be classic examples, modern designs and a chance to indluge in all your vintage-driver-dreams.

London Motorcycle Show | Custom House

Triumph Motorbike
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Bringing all the best motorbikes in all their forms, this show is a must-see for any enthusiasts or new-to-the-scene bikers. There will be all the newest designs as well as examples of classics—both maintained and restored.

Imagine Children’s Festival

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Back for a 21st year, Imagine Children’s Festival is all about letting kids’ minds run wild during the half term, with music, play sessions and interactive fun. You can also look forward to special guests and storytellers.

Orchid Festval at Kew Gardens | Kew

Kew Orchid Festival
Photo by Kew

Back with their annual introduction and showcase of one of the world’s most ornate flowers, Kew is focusing on Cameroon’s flowers this time around. There will be talks, amazing displays and worshops to enjoy as well as late-night openings with live music, street food and plenty of dancing.

The Inter-Livery Pancake Race

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Photo by Inter Livery Pancake Race

Watch as those traditionally involved in the making of pancakes compete for a frying pan trophy by racing across Guildhall Yard in traditional dress and fancy dress. Organised by the Poulters (egg suppliers), the event employs the skills of a variety of liveries—clockmakers time it, gunmakers fire the starting pistol, glovers provide the white gloves worn by racers, the fruiterers provide lemons and the cutlers provide the forks!

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