70 sensational things to do in london this february

Welcome to February! The second month means we’re half-way through winter and slightly less freezing days are on their way. Fences play Hooray! It also means a giant dollop of love-themed happenings will be dropped on London in the shape of parties, romantic supper clubs and smooch-filled film nights. Realtime landscaping There are plenty of anti-Valentine’s events planned too, plus the Orchid Festival at Kew to look forward to, a gin festival to work your way through and Pancake Day if you’re looking for a flipping good time. Pitch dark mgsv Have the best month ever with the list below! THINGS TO DO

Feb 2: magCulture MeetsHear from London-based zine One of My Kind (OOMK) about their recent research trip to Malaysia and their exploration into the exciting self-publishing scene there.

Feb 2-4: North London Brew FestThis craft beer festival returns for three days, with an impressive array of cask ales and keg beers. Baseball diamond diagram Friday sees an ale and cheese pairing event hosted by Des de Moor and Saturday features a meet the brewer session.

Feb 3: Shuffle Chinese New YearShuffle Festival will be screening two films that sum up the year we’ve just had, and prepare us for the one ahead in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Feb 3-Feb 4: The Great Gatsby PartyTransport yourself to a glittering party from the past with help from The Nudge, The Guild of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble tonight.

Feb 3-Mar 22: Robotics, AI and SocietyWill robots take over? That’s the big question posed during The British Academy’s series exploring how robotics and artificial intelligence could revolutionise society.

Feb 5: Super Bowl PartyIf you don’t associate delicious fried food and great hunks of meat with sport then this all-American football-watching (and eating) finale blow-out isn’t for you.

Feb 8-11: Unnatural Acts LGBT+ Festival Marking 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967, Unnatural Acts, is an eclectic programme of theatre, discussion, short films, comedy and song, all about repression, activism and questioning how far we’ve really come.

Feb 10: Late at the LibraryGet a bit deeper with the new exhibition at the British Library, ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’ with a cocktail in hand.

Feb 11: Chinese New Year at the V&A Museum of ChildhoodMusic and dance performances will fill the Museum of Childhood in celebration of Chinese New Year and the year of the rooster.

Feb 25: Don’t Move, Improve!New London Architecture is offering free advice to all those whose homes are on the verge of getting an upgrade, with talks on finding the right architect, interior design and how to plan an extension.

Feb 11: Keats HouseGuests can discover where Keats fell in love with Fanny Brawne, make Valentine’s cards, listen to poetry and love letters, and sip on love potions from the pop-up bar.

Feb 11-12: Grope MountainBompas & Parr are the brains behind this saucy new climbing wall, popping up just before Valentine’s Day and providing sporty couples with a racy new workout.

Feb 11-19: London Shell Co. Lattice method multiplication worksheet Champagne CruisesChoose between lunch or dinner, then hop aboard The Prince Regent canal boat where a seasonal menu featuring Carlingford Rock oysters, devilled brown crab and wild salmon await.

Feb 14: Feline LonelyMeet your pawfect match at Battersea this Valentine’s Day. Rawlings custom glove builder Visit the Cattery, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly and potentially meet the cat-ch you’ve always dreamed of.

Feb 14: Anti Valentine’s Day Pool and Ping Pong PartyAll-night pool and ping pong, games and activities with prizes to win and a big ol’ wall to draw/write/smear your anti-Valentine’s messages on.

Feb 14: F**k Valentines Supper ClubWhatever your relationship status, Social Pantry is here to take the pressure off Valentine’s night. Landscaper Their four-course supper club menu includes cauliflower soup with truffle oil, pan seared fillet of bream and rosewater and vanilla meringue.

Feb 14-28: Breakfast for Two at the Sky GardenEnjoy the views while digging into avocado, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, plus a strawberry and mint salad with whipped cream and cinnamon churros with chocolate sauce.

Feb 15: Dirty Dancing at the Shard’Dirty Dancing’ will be screened above the capital in the UK’s highest cinema and guests will receive a complimentary glass of Taittinger champagne and sweet treats from Artisan du Chocolat.

Feb 3: FarangA six-month pop-up in Highbury from Thai street food vendor Farang, promising a menu of curries and small plates from chef Seb Holmes, formerly at Begging Bowl and Smoking Goat.

Feb 2: ‘Groundhog Day’ on Groundhog DayAssuming that Punxsutawney Phil isn’t prevented from making climate predictions by the incoming US administration, this Thursday we’ll know whether or not there’s going to be six more weeks of winter.

Feb 5: Universal Monsters: ‘Frankenstein’A stark, stylish take on Mary Shelley’s tale. Pitch definition science Boris Karloff gives one of the great performances of all time as the monster whose mutation from candour to chill savagery is mirrored only through his limpid eyes.

Feb 6: Unorthodocs: ‘The War Show’‘The War Show’ follows a Syrian DJ and her close group of friends through the years following the Arab Spring, as optimism and rebellion turned to brutal oppression and all-out war.

The Lego Batman Movie If Ben Affleck didn’t do it for you as the caped crusader, try the Lego version. Small garden design ideas on a budget ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ is a spin-off of ‘The Lego Movie’, set in the same universe, with Will Arnett voicing.

Moonlight One of the most talked-about movies of awards season, this sensitive and moving coming-of-age drama follows Chiron as he grows up black and gay in Miami.

Feb 11: SkreamDubstep don-turned disco-ace Skream is something of a master at laying down killer party-starting DJ sets, so hearing him do his thing here should be a treat.

Feb 13: Tegan and SaraThese Canadian singing/songwriting twins got their initial exposure by signing to Neil Young’s Vapour Records label. They play tonight from their seventh album ‘Heartthrob’, released in January.

Feb 14: Down With DatingDisgruntled singletons will be provided with a fake name on arrival and can then get to know other miserable singles during ‘Speed Hating’, by slagging off all the things they dislike.

Feb 14: Love & Buggery: Valentines SpeshFlickering candles, power ballads sung by drag queen Miss Craig and, erm, free entry combine for The Glory’s unabashedly remantic Valentines entertainment.

Feb 24: The 2 BearsTwo furry friends – Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and fellow Greco-Roman Soundsystem member Raf ‘Daddy’ Rundell – work downtempo dub, vocal house and squelchy, pared-down electro.

Feb 27: Art Of DarkHaving progressed from a Hoxton basement in a very short space of time, via Village Underground and Fabric, the Art of Dark crew step up to the huge eastside delights of the new LPG tonight.

Feb 27: FoxygenFond of fur coats and steeped in the rock ’n’ roll mythology of their native Los Angeles, young retro duo Foxygen bring their louche psychedelic stylings to London.

Feb 28: Time Out presents UK Country at The Jazz CafeIn association with w21Music we’ve got seven superb acts lined up for your aural pleasure, bringing the sounds of Nashville to London. Landscape photography definition THEATRE

Feb 8-Jun 4: Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti SmithVisit the gallery’s exhibition of work by Vanessa Bell and you’ll also find a smaller show called ‘Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith’. Team usa baseball tryouts Smith’s photos document her residency at Charleston, Bell’s house in Sussex, in 2003.

Feb 9-May 29: David HockneyThis big Tate retrospective – scheduled ahead of Hockney’s 80th birthday – will go all the way back to his student work of the early ’60s, and trace what’s frankly a stupendous journey of ceaseless innovation.

Feb 11-Apr 17: Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932This show will throw a magnifying glass over a remarkable creative period in Russian history: after the Bolshevik revolution forever changed society, and before Stalin’s brutal period of censorship began.

Feb 15-Apr 23: Richard Mosse: IncomingPhotographer and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Mosse will be created a multi-channel film installation that uses thermal imaging technology typically used by US military.

Feb 15-Jun 11: Wolfgang TillmansTillmans asks fundamental questions about how we perceive and deal with the world – and recently, with the pro-Remain posters he created ahead of the EU referendum, the political urgency in his work has come to the fore.

Feb 16-May 14: Eduardo PaolozziA retrospective of the late giant of British pop, who across five decades produced an extraordinary body of work that proclaimed his love for the modern world, including sculptures, screenprints, collages and textiles.