Our Five Favourite Things to do in London in February
Congratulations! You made it through what some like to call the ‘year of January’, and we think you deserve a reward. It’s time to shake off those cobwebs and seize the day with our tried-and-tested top five things to do in London this February.
If one of your resolutions at the start of the new decade is to learn a new skill, then this is an excellent place to start. Taking place on the 10th and 24th of this month, the PAUL bread-making masterclasses in Covent Garden are extremely welcoming to all ability levels, starting with the basics and finishing with the finest artisan touches. The places are very limited, so we recommend you book soon.
2. Hampstead Heath – A Dose of Inner-City Greenery
A frosty February morning provides the perfect opportunity for a refreshing and peaceful walk, and there’s nowhere better to go in the city than Hampstead Heath. It’s far emptier than in the summer, which means that plenty of wildlife comes to visit, and it offers a mixture of intimate natural settings and stunning city views.
3. Ask for Janice – The perfect pancake day in London
There’s nothing we love more than London, but if there was, it’d be pancakes. You can imagine our excitement, then, when pancake day comes around the corner every year. We’ve been around the block year upon year looking for the ultimate Shrove Tuesday paradise, and we’ve landed on Ask for Janice. Just a 10-minute walk from both The Rosebery and The Chronicle, this place shares our passion for modern, locally inspired décor and delicious, innovative catering.
Of course, staying in and making them yourself in one of our spacious kitchens is a more than acceptable option as well!
4. Magic Lantern night – a vibrant late-night dance
Leap years only come around once every 4 years, so when the day comes it’s worth doing something memorable. Let loose on the evening of the 28th in this extraordinary artistic venue just east of Whitechapel. The room will be brimming with neon colours and avant-garde ornamentation, so don’t be afraid to push the boat out with your own clothing!
5. Kensington Palace – limited-time tours
For something on the more relaxing end of the spectrum, we whole-heartedly recommend a trip to Kensington Palace. It has recently come out of years of renovation and reconstruction, and it now boasts an expanded range of visitor routes and tour options. Although the interior of the palace is astonishingly intricate, our favourite thing to do is a solo walk around the outdoor gardens, which boast a stunning array of colours all the year round.