After the excesses of Christmas, and the long-forgotten New Year resolutions, take time to indulge in some culture. Here are our top cultural picks for visitors to London in February 2020.
Fashion Focus Tours for ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ Exhibition 1st – 29th February
V&A Museum, South Kensington
In celebration of London Fashion Week and the opening of the ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ Exhibition which opens on 29th February. The V&A is offering special tours that focus on a unique selection of garments, textiles and accessories. A must-do for any fashion-forward visitor to London.
Imagine Children Festival 12th – 23rd February
The largest festival of its kind uniting art and culture in London. This is the event of half-term. It is free. It is aimed at children under 12-year-old, and it promises to deliver the very best of international performance, music, literature, comedy, creativity, parties and participation. Events take place at a variety of locations including The Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, The National Poetry Library and a selection of outdoor spaces.
London Fashion Week 14th February – 18th February
Be the first to see what’s coming up in fashion at the most exclusive fashion event in London. Standard and VIP tickets are available. With VIP granting access to the London Fashion Week Hub, previously exclusively open to press, industry and media. Expect Catwalk Shows, creative installations and sneak-previews of the most progressive designers in the #PositiveFashion Designer Exhibition.
Pancake Day Races 25th February
Greenwich Market, Borough Market, Leadenhall Market
Pancake Day in London is traditionally celebrated with charity Pancake Day races. Last year these were held at Greenwich Market, Borough Market and Leadenhall Market. The races usually start at noon on Shrove Tuesday. Participants are generally local business owners and employees pitching against the competition to race, and flip pancakes better than anyone else. These events are always fun, and a must-see if you want to experience the authentic essence of London culture.
Brixton Winter Carnival 22nd – 23rd
Organisers Rampage Sound has over 25 years of hosting Notting Hill Carnival’s largest stage. So you can expect this music event to deliver the full carnival experience! There will be costumed dancers, steel bands, and headline acts such as Ms. Dynamite performing in the comfort of Brixton electric.
Visit London this February and stay at The Westbridge Hotel for best value rates in boutique hotel accommodation in London.