February can be a tough month: all of the cold and none of the Christmas. But let us help you along with some vintage motorcycles, rare orchids, iced biscuits and pancake races. Without further ado, here’s our top London Events this February:

Mime London

Photo by Richard Schroeder and Christophe Reynaud de Lage

MimeLondon is a new project from the directors of London International Mime Festival (LIMF) which ended in 2023.
Four international companies bring you productions showcasing extraordinary visual performances including puppet shows, shadow puppetry and animation. With acts covering just about every kind of physical performance you can imagine, if you’ve not already been, now’s the time.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in London
Photo by iStock.com/P_Wei

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in London at the largest celebrations outside Asia. Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year) falls between late January and mid-February; this year it’s on Saturday 10th February 2024. Expect a parade, lion dance, firecrackers and traditional food.

A Pinch of Vault 2024 | Waterloo and Bankside

Photo by © Kate Hockenhull photography

Welcome to four weeks of brand new and work-in-progress theatre, comedy and performance from the UK’s leading talents in comedy and theatre.

DIY Biscuit Icing

Girls icing biscuits
Biscuit Icing

Celebrate Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s, or Palentine’s – whatever works for you) with a bit of sweet DIY decoration at one of Biscuiteers’ boutique biscuit icing cafes.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Photo by Fever

Relax inside a giant Van Gogh painting in this immersive 3D digital art experience. Grab a deckchair and sit back as his best-loved works come to life in vivid colour all around you, follow the timeline of his personal and creative life and then make your own masterpiece in the studio to be projected on to the walls.
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London Motorcycle Show | Custom House

Triumph Motorbike
Photo by iStock.com/NeilLang

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.

Imagine Children’s Festival

Imagine Children's Festival, book
Photo by iStock.com/ra2studio

Back for 2024, 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; the good news is, around half of the events are free.

Orchid Festval at Kew Gardens | Kew

Kew Orchid Festival
Photo by Kew

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

The Inter-Livery Pancake Race

Pancake race
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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BIO: Freelance writer, flâneuse and former blogger at London Girl About Town, Amanda is dedicated to sharing the latest on London's restaurants, bars, hidden quirks and general wonderfulness.
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