#EyeLoveLondon - 50 things to do in London during February Half Term 2018

#EyeLoveLondon - 50 things to do in London during February Half Term 2018

Inspiring perspectives of London Monday 19th - Sunday 25th February 2018

February half term is when it really feels like the year starts to get going. The weather forecast is promising it to be a bit warmer and a largely clear and dry week. The first signs of spring are showing their faces, so pop on your coats and try one or more of our fifty ideas how to spend spring half term in London.

  1. Get up early to pen some poetry (or other words) in a relaxed environment at Write and Shine.
  2. Stroll around the National Gallery.
  3. Wade through the vintage delights (over 50 stalls) at The Big London Flea in Dalston on Sunday 25th February.
  4. It’s your last chance to skate at Canary Wharf Ice Rink before it shuts for the spring.
  5. Take a picnic to St James Park.
  6. Have pancakes for brunch or ask to see the Mayor after 5pm at Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Liverpool Street.
  7. Purchase your popcorn and enjoy a night at the cinema - we recommend the BFI Southbank or IMAX for the ultimate viewing experience.
  8. Sip cocktails in London’s latest ‘place to be seen’ - The Ned, set in the ginormous old Midland Bank.
  9. Experience toy heaven at Hamleys on Regent Street.
  10. Play a round at the Junkyard Golf Club.
  11. Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at one of the new restaurants in Granary Square, Kings Cross.
  12. Enjoy a tipple and taste some great wines at London’s oldest wine bar - Gordon’s on Embankment.
  13. Have some scary fun at The London Dungeon.
  14. Try and find the Seven Noses of Soho.
  15. Explore the wildlife sanctuary and woodlands at Roding Valley Park.
  16. Amazing burger makers Mother Flipper are taking residency at the Spike + Earl kitchen in Camberwell for one month only.
  17. There’s a three-day craft beer festival, Craft Beer Rising, at the Old Truman Brewery from Thursday to Saturday.
  18. Buy a book from the Waterloo Bridge book market.
  19. Little Nan’s hosts a Jazz Jam in Broadway Saloon, Catford every Thursday evening.
  20. Build a House of Toast (yes, actual toast) at Drink, Shop & Do on Wednesday evening.
  21. Explore the events and activities, shops, restaurants and food stalls, at the Southbank Centre.
  22. Try the coffee at Kaffeine in Great Titchfield Street and see if you agree that it’s one of London’s best coffee shops.
  23. Feast on amazing veggie Indian food at Woodlands restaurant in Piccadilly.
  24. Watch the Changing of the Guard.
  25. Celebrate the Thai orchid at Kew Gardens at their 23rd Orchid Festival.
  26. Get the giggles at the Comedy Store.
  27. Book on to a gin masterclass and make your own unique gin at the Ginstitute in Notting Hill.
  28. Have a hilarious mis-adventure with all your favourite DreamWorks pals at Shrek’s Adventure! London.
  29. Get ahead on next seasons trends at the London Fashion Week Festival.
  30. Stock up on your fang floss and earwax at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.
  31. Friday to Sunday they’ll be over 300 wheelie amazing brands, performances and guest speakers at the ExCel for the London Bike Show.
  32. After the Bike Show, try out one of London’s velodromes.
  33. Rub shoulders with Ed Sheeran and Tom Hardy at Madame Tussauds London.
  34. Enjoy some peace and beauty at Neasden temple.
  35. Take a football stadium tour at one of London’s big clubs.
  36. Get your ping pong on at Bounce.
  37. See penguins, turtles, crocodiles and sharks at SEA LIFE London.
  38. Don’t feed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square (but instead watch the world go by).
  39. Shop until you drop on Oxford Street or at Westfield in Stratford or West Kensington.
  40. Broadway Vegan Market takes place with over 30 stallholders every Saturday at London Fields Primary School.
  41. See if you can find St Mary’s Secret Garden.
  42. Take to the stage and see one of London’s all time classic musicals like Matilda, Les Miserables or The Lion King, click to discover more.
  43. Go for a morning run around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
  44. Sip Champagne at the Eye Lounge on the South Bank before experiencing the London Eye.
  45. Treat yourself to afternoon tea and a facial at One Aldwych Spa.
  46. Watch the street artists in Covent Garden.
  47. Start at the Thames Barrier and walk to Greenwich or even further along the river into the city.
  48. Viva Cuba! at Ronnie Scott’s with live performers and DJs every Friday night.
  49. Say cheese at Borough Market as you work your way around the food stalls.
  50. Pop by Brixton’s Chocolate Museum for a delicious drop-in make you own chocolate class available Wednesday to Sunday afternoons.

 

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