Our guide to what’s on in London this February 2022. Major exhibitions open at the V&A and National Gallery, two highly awaited musicals come to the West End and special events take place on Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss the last few weeks of Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall and the Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A Museum.
Events on in London, February 2022
From 5 Feb 2022 – See the annual Orchid Display at Kew Gardens, this year inspired by the orchids and nature of Costa Rica.
Update – Festival Cancelled: Feb 2022- VAULT Festival, an 8-week entertainment event with lots of shows, comedy and cabaret taking place in Waterloo
9-20 Feb 2022 – Imagine Children’s Festival is on at the Southbank with lots of fun events, classes and workshops for kids
18-22 Feb 2022- London Fashion Week Festival, one of the few global fashion weeks that’s open to the public
Hire a Private Dome at the Secret Garden in Kensington, and enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in your own pod, suitable for a maximum of 10 people
Shows & Theatre on in London, February 2022
Our pick of new plays, musicals and operas on show in London this February. Our February theatre guide gives a detailed list of what’s on this month.
Saturday Night Fever is back, opening on 4 February 2022. This music and dance extravaganza is a homage to John Travolta’s classic.
Dirty Dancing opens on 2 February 2022 for 10 weeks only! With sexy dancing and heart-pounding music, the show is sure to be in high demand, featuring 35 hit songs.
Pretty Woman: The Musical – Catch the Hollywood romance as it comes to the stage in London’s West End
A Bridgerton Immersive Experience comes to Wembley this February 2022. You’ve been formally invited to one of Lady Wistledown’s Society Ball’s … get ready for a scandalous soiree!
Shows ending this month:
Until 27 Feb 2022 – The last few weeks of Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall. Shows are available in the afternoon and evening.
Until 14 Feb 2022 – Pride & Prejudice* (Sort Of), an adaptation of this classic Jane Austen love story. Extremely funny, and very cleverly produced, showing at Criterion Theatre.
Until 20 Feb 2022 – Heathers The Musical is a rock musical based on the 1988 movie of the same name.
Until 27 Feb 2022 – the English National Opera presents La Boheme, one of the greatest opera’s of all time
Exhibitions on in London, February 2022
New exhibitions opening this month:
Enjoy some Magical Mischief at the Warner Bros Studio Tour this February 2022 with a look at the pranks and mishaps that were brought to life in the Harry Potter films.
Van Gogh Immersive Experience – a multi-sensory exhibition where you can journey through the life and artwork of Van Gogh.
A Stonehenge Exhibition opens at the British Museum on 17 February 2022. Exploring the human story behind the stones, as well as revealing some of the secrets from the Neolithic world. The highlight will be the displaying of ‘Seahenge’, a 4,000-year-old timber stone circle that is considered by many to be the timber version of Stonehenge!
Last Chance to See…
Until 13 Feb 2022 – Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace exhibition comes to a close at the Queen’s Gallery. Your last chance to see some of the most spectacular paintings from the Royal Collection with works by Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Rubens.
Valentine’s Day, February 2022
Gather your rosebuds for the most romantic day of the year. Our picks for spending Valentine’s Day in London.
A range of special Valentine’s Day experiences, from River Thames Cruises to afternoon tea’s and even a Champagne Experience on the London Eye
Give the gift of theatre, with romantic shows, plays & musicals taking place on Valentine’s Day
A Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea bus tour might be the perfect treat for your loved one. Enjoy a delicious meal including a glass of prosecco as you enjoy the sights of London.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents an opera-themed Valentine’s Concert
Major football matches taking place in London this February 2022, including Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League. Tickets can be found on the official club websites and popular matches get sold out in advance. Resale tickets can be found here.
Six Nations Rugby:
26 February 2022: England plays Wales at Twickenham stadium in London as part of the Six Nations Tournament
Concerts in London, February 2020
Our pick of the top concerts & performances happening in London this February.
- Until Feb 15 2020: Catch Madonna at the London Palladium with a series of rare and intimate performances by the legendary artist
- 1 Feb 2020: Indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs are joined by special guest Razorlight for a performance at the O2
- 2 & 3 Feb 2020: The Jonas Brothers come to London for two nights only, with performances at the O2 and SSE Arena;
- 8 Feb 2020: The Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Jae Respen comes to the O2 Academy Brixton
- 10 Feb 2020: Marc Almond is joined by songwriter Chris Braide at the Southbank (10 Feb)
- 21 & 22 Feb 2020: The 1975, an English pop-rock band, comes to the O2 for two nights this February in support of their upcoming album, Notes on a Conditional Form
- 25 Feb 2020: American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is on at the O2, playing songs from her latest No. 1 album, Normal Fucking Rockwell
- 28 Feb 2020: Editors come to the SSE Arena London as part of their UK tour
- 1 Feb 2020: The Four Seasons by Vivaldi is presented by candlelight at St-Martin-in-the-Fields
- 1-2 Feb 2020: The ultimate Beethoven celebration takes place at the Barbican, with a whole weekend dedicated to Beethoven’s music
- 9 Feb: Renowned pianist Richard Goode presents a solo recital programme, with works by Chopin, Debussy, Mozart and Bach at the Wigmore Hall
- 12, 13 & 16 Feb 2020: A series of concerts focusing on the orchestral works of Beethoven takes place at the Barbican Hall, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Simon Rattle
- 14 Feb 2022: A special Valentine’s Day Concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra takes place at Cadogan Hall
- 19 Feb 2020: The Pavel Haas Quartet is joined by pianist Boris Giltburg for an evening at the Wigmore Hall dedicated to two Russian masters – Prokofiev and Shostakovich