London doesn’t have a reputation for being all too bright and sunny so winter, in many ways, is the perfect season to enjoy the capital’s most atmospheric season. Misty streets, romantically lit streets and window displays and bright icy mornings, London is as alive in winter as it is in summer. It’s a cosy city for sure, big and busy but warm and intimate to match. Also, London’s events never stop no matter the weather nor the season so there is something to see no matter when you visit. February is a funny old month, Christmas has gone, the New Year has settled in but it’s still generally very cold, perhaps even snowy. Think February is the ideal stay-at-home month? Think again. With some awesome events and generally cheap prices, there are few better months to leave the house and lift those winter blues. Start by checking out the Park Grand Hotel Paddington if you’re looking for somewhere to stay this February.
London Fashion Week
Running annually in February, London fashion week is a world-leading fashion festival with numerous events on across the city ranging from talks and seminars to workshops and of course, the world-famous catwalk shows. Representing the top fashion designers in the world, London Fashion Week is an absolutely essential spectacle for fashion fans and enthusiasts but even for those who aren’t typically into fashion, it’s a rare and unique glimpse into one of the world’s highest and most interesting and diverse cultures.
Kew Gardens Orchid Festival
February isn’t an ideal time for gardens and you’d think the world-famous Kew Gardens is virtually a barren wasteland come February. The orchid festival, though, provides a ray of sunshine in this otherwise cold month. Running from February to March, the orchid festival brings thousands of species of orchids together from across the world including some select rare species.
Valentines Day on the 14th February brings together the best of London’s romance, forget about Paris, Rome or New York, London is the place to be this February. From West-End musicals and romantic events at The Shard and the London Eye to the many hundreds of beautiful restaurants decked out for couples, London turns into a tremendously romantic city around Valentines Day. Sprinkle a bit of snow and mist for added magic!
Snuggle Down in a Hotel
If you just want to relax and enjoy the creature comforts of the capital then choosing a lovely hotel is imperative. Park Grand Hotel Paddington provides a superb base to explore London’s finest areas but if you want to simply enjoy what the accommodation has to offer then snuggle down in one of our boutique rooms and get yourself some room service. London is a homely city, despite its size, enjoy this best by staying in a comfortable, classy and friendly hotel
There are so many awesome things to do in London all year round and February is no exception. Kickstart the transition to spring with a lovely stay in one of the world’s finest winter cities. With events across the cultures and arts, check out our London hotels special offers to find some awesome deals on things to do across the year.