With January now coming to an end, our New Year’s resolutions in motion and our diets back on track (let’s hope), we can now enter the month where we can look at the finer things in life, be it a rosy celebration of all things love, or a week of designer garments and celeb sightings. If this sounds appealing to you, then look no further. The London Living team have now rounded up our insider knowledge on all things London Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day and everything else that makes February iconic. Fear not, however – if, by any chance, those aforementioned events are something you’d rather avoid, we’ve got some quirky alternatives that will make this month one to remember.
W Carriage Dr
Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Dates: 19th January – 16th February 2019
Go inside Wales Bonner’s twisted approach to design as you experience Serpentine’s interdisciplinary display. Live performances, laughter workshops, on-site filmmakers and writers exploring black identity and mysticism – these are just a few elements that construct the designer’s time for new dreamers. This exhibition focuses on Wales Bonner’s research into different geographies and will present her forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, Mumbo Jumbo. Admission for this exhibition is free, and is open now until 16th February.
Multiple Venues, Chinatown
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Dates: 5th -10th February 2019
Although the main celebration falls on February 10th, Chinatown is hard at work getting the lions and dancers ready to ring in the year of the pig. From restaurant deals to outdoor celebrations, with the neighbourhood right in the middle of our capital, some of the world’s finest celebrations will be happening right on our doorstep. Whether you’re in the mood to immerse yourself in the culture, find out what the elders claim next year has in store for you or you just fancy some delicious dumplings, we are certain Chinatown is not one to miss this February!
The London Dungeon County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
Dates: February 14th
In the mood for love? Or in the mood for love with a little extra on the side? Blurring the lines between Valentine’s Day and Halloween, London Dungeon Lates returns for a one-off in February to really spice things up this lovers’ day. Explore London’s dark past with a tour guided by actors, ghouls and all of the capital’s infamous residents. Finishing up with a ride that is certain to keep you and your partner on your toes, the experience will definitely be a conversation starter. Who knows, it might even bring you closer together…
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
Nearest Tube: Custom House
Dates and Opening Times: 14th -17th February 2019 – see schedule.
Whether you’re a car buff, on the lookout for a classic car selfie, or simply in need of that alternative Valentine celebration, The London Classic Car Show is not one to miss. With over 700 cars, this is the retro environment of your dreams. The music, the people, the looks – feast your eyes over a display straight out of James Bond for one weekend only. Who knows, a lucky few might even spot a celebrity or two…
The Store X,
Nearest Tube: Temple
Dates and Opening Times: 16th -17th February – see access times here.
Ever wanted to catch a glimpse into the glam of Fashion Week? LFW Insiders is that glimpse. This innovative, two-day experience, extends Fashion Week attendance to all those curious cats that want a piece of the action. Ticketholders can attend catwalks, shop the look, hear from key fashion industry speakers and even raise a glass of champagne to making it as a fashion insider. As anything fashion week-related, however, it comes with a price. Visit the London Fashion Week website to find out more information and book your tickets ahead of queue!
Where will we be seeing you in February? Let us know in the comments below!
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