Ah, January has been and gone! We’ve made it to February and we are welcoming the new month with open arms. We’ve got lots of exciting events taking place on our doorstep of South Kensington and lots of quirky happenings across London. Let’s dive in, shall we?
The Orchid Festival is taking place this February at Kew Gardens and you’re in for one explosion of beauty and bloom. Guests will be greeted by life-sized floral animals decorated with hundreds of tropical flowers. The festival will evoke your senses and teach you about Indonesia’s rich diversity and culture.
There will be curated evening events which will feature gamelan music and traditional food and dance. Take a trip to a tropical paradise and prepare to be dazzled! Time slots for the festival should be booked online and in advance (at no extra cost) in order to guarantee entry.
Photo Credit RBG Kew
When: Saturday 8 February – Sunday 8 March 2020
Where: Kew Gardens
Enjoy four mesmerising light installations from international artists which are on display for the first time in the UK. Wrap up and marvel at the spectacular scenes set behind one of the most iconic backdrops. The works will be on display in the Circus West Village and are free to all members of the public.
Why not make an evening of it and visit one of the many bars and restaurants along the meandering river, in fact, Megan’s has been voted one of South London’s most romantic. Well, it is the month of love, so it would be rude not to!
When: Until 16 February 2020
Where: Battersea Power Station
The park covers an area of 2500 acres so whether you want to try some power kiting, horse riding or cycling, they’ve got you covered. There are a number of cafes and refreshment points so you can keep your energy levels high. Richmond Park is a short distance from London and worth a visit during your stay.
Where: Richmond Park
Do you have a love for the natural world? Why not treat your significant other half to an evening at the Natural History Museum which is right here on our doorstep in South Kensington.
Enjoy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, salsa classes, numerous activities, talks and everything in between. There will be live music and delicious cocktails so you can saunter around after dark and shimmy to the beat! Tickets for this one can be booked online.
When: 14 February 2020
Where: Natural History Museum
Kicking off 2020 is London Fashion Week which is the first of four global fashion weeks, showcasing over 250 designers. It’s one of the most highly anticipated fashion weeks in the world. Get your glad rags on as the 2020 fashion trends will be presented to the world. A must-attend event for all the fashionistas out there.
When: Friday 14 – Tuesday 18 February 2020
Where: London Various
Are you a classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast? If so, rev this way! The car show is entering its sixth year and is the dream day out for any car fanatic. This year the show has moved to a new location, the prestigious Olympia London in Kensington. The event is an international celebration of the finest classic road and race cars. This year, the show will celebrate a number of significant anniversaries, there will be live lectures and you’ll hear from a whole host of well-known personalities.
When: Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 February 2020
Where: Olympia London, Kensington
During your stay at The Harrington Collection, we highly recommend a visit to the world’s most famous stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Cirque du Soleil LUZIA has been extended and now runs until Sunday 1 March. LUZIA brings you to Mexico with its fascinating and mind-blowing acrobatic performances. This entire show is spellbinding and a masterpiece that you’ll never forget.
When: Until 1 March 2020
Where: The Royal Albert Hall
2020 Six Nations Championship
If you’re a rugby fan then February is going to be one exciting sporting month for you. If you’ve not been lucky enough to get tickets to the main event, fear not! We have some of the best pubs in London here in South Kensington. With so much choice, you’ll not be disappointed. Why not check out a list of the best pubs in the area here.
When: 1 February – 14 March 2020
Where: Various locations
Share Your February Adventures
We love to see what you’re up to during your stay. Make sure to share your adventures with us on Instagram @theharringtoncollection
Written by Jenny Conlon