Best Events in February
February is about the time that a lot of us begin to question whether the winter will ever draw to a close. But we here at DesignMyNight are keen to buck the trend and say actually, we love February! It might be a little cold and dark but there's loads of exciting events taking place throughout the month, from SuperBowl parties to Valentine's Day shindigs, so make sure you check out our guide to the best events in London throughout February, and go out and embrace all that the month has to offer.
Last updated on 3rd March 2017
February is considered one of the most romantic months of the year, and that's no wonder with Rivoli in tow. Join one of the most dazzling and opulent spaces in London as their short and sweet cinema series provides the perfect backdrop for romantic couples.
Join the kitsch paradise at Little Nan’s Rio Bar, the multi-award winning space that offers delicious cocktails and a High Tea parlour. Celebrate with a photo booth, unlimited Pic N Mix, cinema pop-corn and bottomless beer, cider and teapot cocktails. There’s even a welcome punch and all the nostalgia you could want, in the weird and wonderful Little Nan’s bar.
Travel back into the time of baggy jeans and spiky hair as the 90s is coming back to life at The 90s Brunch. This throwback party features awesome food, an hour of bottomless cocktails and the chance to lip-synch battle with your fellow Nostalgia hunters.
Ever wanted to experience a drinks tasting session set in complete darkness? Well, Pitch Black is the perfect pop-up for you. Guests will be plunged into complete darkness, before trying a number of delicious cocktails and fine wines. Featuring stunning flavours and a selection of quirky ingredients, this event is sure to leave you smiling from ear to ear. How better to spend a cold night out in February?
Head to Camden for an evening of life-affirming, shocking, captivating and hilarious stories as Natural Born Storytellers takes over North London. The group aim to entertain you through the art of storytelling, all the while taking you on an emotional journey with their tales.
Why not try something different this February in London with Albert Le Roy’s canal boat cruise of the River Lea? Alongside the beautiful sights, there’s a series of brunch food options available to order and the bar will be offering cocktails, wines, spirits, CRATE Brewery beers and cider.
Do you want the best cabaret and burlesque this February? Then look no further at Proud City’s exclusive show, Cirque de Ville. Eat a fabulous three course meal while watching jaw-dropping contortion, the best magicians and spectacular gymnasts all in one show.
Get your sweat on before feasting on a delicious brunch with Saints & Sinners Workout and Brunch. You start the day with a high-intensity workout, before moving onto a virtuous Vinyasa yoga class to get the pulses down again. Then once it’s brunch time, you get the options to choose between nutritionally balanced quinoa bowl or key lime pie, or indulge in a sinful dish of waffles with chocolate sauce.
Hip Hop Brunch offers a unique blend of delicious Dirty South-styled foods, punchy cocktails and hip-hop karaoke vibes in secret locations across London. Bring your loved ones and your besties and immerse yourself in a really fun event; there’s a three-course brunch menu and a power hour of bottomless cocktails to get stuck into from 12pm. The playlist is, unsurprisingly, packed with hip-hop classics, and you’ll get a chance to nail your favourite tune when the karaoke gets underway a little later.
Gin-House Burlesque is back in East London with one of their debauched and utterly seductive shows. Spicing up your February, the show is a Valentine's themed evening of Burlesque, Circus, Music and Vaudeville delights. Kick things off with a dinner before moving on to a party that lasts until 5am.
Have you ever wanted to drink prosecco just inches away from sharks!? That wish can now be fulfilled with Sea Life After Dark, where you will be able to visit Sea Life London Aquarium after-hours. Travel the hallway at your own pace and visit the pop-up bars scattered throughout for an educational and fun experience.
This February, Soho's Bar Rumba will be bringing the funny as they put on their Comedy Carnival nights! Every Friday and Saturday night here will see some of the best comedians on the circuit performing some truly chuckle-inducing routines. Names such as Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre and Micky Flanagan have recently graced the stage here - naturally, you can expect some true funnymen.
Every Sunday in February, Covent garden's basement bar Cellar Door will be screening old and new cinema classics. Head down and prop yourself up on a stall alongside some friends, or snuggle up with your boo on the banquette bench. Wherever you're sitting, spend the night indulging on bowls of free popcorn and sipping on cocktails as you watch along to the likes of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Brokeback Mountain.
Sunday Jamm is spicing up the end of your week with their hot and heavy sessions at Brixton Jam. Head over to the South London spot to hear some of the best reggae sounds, munch of delicious street food and slurp on bottomless rum punch.
Brother Marcus in Balham is inviting in some serious bigwigs for their supper club series. Head to South London to enjoy a range of delicious kitchen takeovers, Alex Hutton will be running a Mexican supper club, Chicory Kitchen will be serving up delicious plates of Persian goodness and there will be posh Yorkshire Puddings from Northern Fellowship.
It's all about the biggest hits and the best times at KOKO in Camden as Guilty Pleasures take over for a night of huge fun. Award-winning DJ Sean Rowley gets behind the decks to have you crooning and dancing well into the early hours, Father Oates will be on hand to hear any guilty confessions and The Guilty Grrrls.
Hosting a spread of up and coming talent as well as established names from the UK comedy circuit, the Instant Laughs Comedy Club will be taking over the award-winning Hammersmith Grove Bar and Restaurant to bring you some of the best stand up. Tuck into Mediterranean foods and enjoy some laughs from fresh, alternative acts.
A visit to Madame Tussauds is one of those 'must do things' that we never get round to, until now. The iconic museum is open til late allowing you to wander the museum minus the kids and queues, there's prosecco and a chance to check out the Star Wars exhibition.
This month, why not try something different and experience one of London's most unique supper clubs that will have you enjoying a delicious 4 course meal cooked by a Cordon Bleu chef in none other than a tube carriage! Transformed and given a good polish, the tube will host this extravagant dinner soiree complete with cocktails from a on board bar. Nifty.
Crash landing into February is a comedy clash you never knew you wanted: performance poetry Vs stand-up comedy. Six acts will be going head-to-head to see if one art form is superior with spoken word, and the results are hilarious. Which one wins? That’s up to you!
The Electric Circus in Camden hosts a series of Ultimate Power club nights, showcasing what the team believe to be the best songs of all time. Featuring the likes of Bon Jovi, Oasis and Michael Jackson, all the songs played here are well known and popular with all crowds. Framed by confetti cannons and boasting one of the best sound systems in town, their monthly installment of frivolity returns in February and promises one of the wildest club experiences in town.
Watch classic cinema in a seriously beautiful setting as Temple Cinema returns to a secret Masonic temple in the city. With a choice between a two-course meal of screening-only tickets, the evenings will show case some classic and iconic cinema including Psycho and Poltergeist.
Cabaret rarely is as sophisticated and entertaining as The London Cabaret Club. Diving into the rich cultural history of British culture, with each performance centred on a British theme, the company aims to deliver a sophisticated night of live entertainment while you dine on exquisite food.
MangleE8 turns all nostalgic this February, inviting London's party crowds to its East London venue and hosting an easy-going 90s karaoke party. Encouraging all its guests to dress in their best 90s outfit - think three-quarter length trousers and bucket hats - the bar will be serving all your favourite drinks long into the early hours. Trust us, you'll leave this karaoke event with a massive smile on your face.