London in February

Visiting London in

February

London is one of the top destinations that shows up on many travel-top-lists. When most people think about visiting London, they think about the summer. However, with year-around events and fun and historical attractions, London offers something for everyone any time of the year. Travel to London during February might not be the first option on the calendar that comes to mind, though the temperatures are moderate compared at this time of the year, and the prices for travel can be cheaper during the off-season while there are fewer people at many of the attractions. Therefore, February might be the perfect time to see some of the London attractions that you've been looking forward to.

What to expect

Wetter

  • Average Daytime Temperatures: 47 F (9C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 38 F (5C)
  • Sunny or partly sunny days: 12
  • Rainy days: 16

What to wear

  • Make sure you have a warm coat and winter boots.
  • Be sure to dress in layers with warm boots, mittens and ear muffs
  • February is a very cold time to visit London, therefore make sure you pack hat, scarf and gloves with you.
  • Pack an umbrella, you will be happy to have it when it starts to rain.

London Prices in February

February is a good time to visit London on a budget because the hotel prices are lower, as this is more of an off-season time in the city. Therefore, a visit during February could wind up costing you less than a similar trip in June or July. The crowds are lower, and while it can still be pretty chilly, you will be warmed by the great deals on lodging. If you are flying in, there are also discounts on flights.

Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you 50% on regular admission prices – see more

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Getting around

With roughly 30 million travellers per year, London easily ranks as one of the most visited cities on earth. London is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options

London Underground

The quickest way to travel around, London's Underground metro system is the oldest and most famous in the world. In total, there are 11 lines on the Tube within nine zones. On most days the London Tube is open between 5AM and 12AM, but there is extended services for Friday and Saturday. Fares vary widely for the London Underground depending on when you're using the service and how far you're going. The easiest way navigate the Tube is to invest in what's known as an Oyster Card. These re-chargeable card can be purchased at any Tube station. Put as much money as you want on your Oyster Card and scan it at the entrance of the Tube station. It’s much cheaper to use than single tube tickets.

Black Cabs - Traditional London taxis

These cabs can easily be found all over central London as well as by major train stations, bus stops, and by Heathrow Airport. Please ensure the yellow "taxi" light in the front of the cab is on when you're trying to hail a vehicle.
All taxicab services in London are metered and there's a £3 minimum charge. While you're not required to tip, it's always welcome, and most Londoners will round up their fare.

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Things to do in February

Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in London in February:

1. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.

2. Hogwarts in the Snow

Experience winter at Hogwarts when you explore the Warner Bros. studio in London. As one of the most popular holiday attractions in London, Hogwarts in the Snow features the Great Hall lined with Christmas trees and long tables laid out with flaming Christmas pudding and other delicacies. You will even see a snow filled Yule Ball and an orchestra that uses magical instruments.

3. Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens

The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens has an annual Orchid Festival that starts during February and runs through early March. Escape the dreary winter at botanical paradise and admire the incredible displays of orchids and exotic flowers.

4. London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is one of the four major world fashion weeks (along with the Paris, Milan, New York). These clothing immersive experience include catwalk shows and presentations British and international designers. Traditionally, at the London Fashion Week a lot of young designers show their collections. Showcasing over 150 designers shows off collections: Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Paul Smith, Victoria Beckham. In addition famous British brands (New Look, Top Shop) organize their shows and presentations all over London, for example on the main street of the city, Oxford Street. But despite the relative availability, it is quite difficult to get into London Fashion Week. The event is closed, you can visit it only if you have an official invitation. The invitation is sent after registering on the site and submitting an application for a particular fashion show. LFW takes place twice a year, in February and September, and allows fashionistas to get a glimpse of the latest in fashion design.

5. Valentine's Day

London is a great place to visit to celebrate this romantic holiday with a loved one. Is there anything more romantic than whisper “I love you” in Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral? From Valentine’s Day romantic dinners and a glass of bubbles with a view, to gorgeous orchids festival and adventures for two, London is the best place to enjoy the feast of love with that special someone.

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Rainy Day Options in London

Tower of London

Learn about the storied history of London with a trip to this epic tower. Visitors will delight in the exhibit of the Royal Family crown jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. The guards of the tower will regale visitors with tales of the bloody history of these times, enchanting everyone who walks through the gates. Visit to the Tower of London is free with the London Sightseeing Pass.

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West End Theatre

taking a West End show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to London. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show, but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting the Encore Box office. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site we offer 55 GBP towards your theatre ticket

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London Museums

Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of the best London Museums or Galleries. Whether your interest is in art, science or history, there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from the British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Kensington Museums of Natural History or Science Museum – all offer free entry to the public.

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