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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 this February, and go out and embrace all that the month has to offer.
Silence of the Lambs meets Black Mirror at this immersive courtroom drama that will put you in the judge's seat. Expect an incredible London venue, amazing actors, and a gripping story line that will stay with you long after you've made your final decision.
Ever wanted to see the London sights but while listening to amazing music? Group can never decide what music they like? Hop aboard the Dutch Master, the two-storey boat that sails down the Thames while you listen to several different stations of music.
Not only is this Shoreditch hotspot bringing you street food from Meatstop and Vegstop, but 93 Feet East has even got a themed cocktail bar, live music and DJs come the weekend. Head to this winter pop-up where you'll find a stunning lit courtyard and roof terrace too.
Be immersed in a tale of mystery and intrigue at one of London's hottest dining experiences. You'll feast on a gourmet dinner from MasterChef's Louisa Ellis while witnessing the unraveling of an enthralling story line.
It's time to get competitive about cake-making as this quirky pop up returns to The Castle, Tooting, for more high-stakes baking and the chance to trounce the opposition with you slick deocrating skills.
Strap in for a comedic tour de force as the hit Fawlty-Towers based supper club comes to London. Taking place Radisson Blu, the night is a hilarious mix of theatre, comedy and supper, all served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel.
Martnis, queens, music and mayhem...what more could you want to kick-start your weekend? Head to Hackney for the ultimate martini cocktail experience and indulge in a night of drinks and drag, with resident drag DJs and singalong moments aplenty.
REIMAGINE is known for it's mind-blowing revisits of classic albums, with your favourite records being interpreted by a 16-piece orchestra. February sees two hip-hop goliaths getting the REIMAGINE treatment as Dre's '2001' and Biggie's 'Read To Die' get outings on the XOYO stage. Set to be two of the best events in London in February, you won't want to miss out.
Be inspired by the crazy chocolate concoctions these guys are whipping up. From mocha and mint cocktails to chocolate wine and beer, it's almost enough to make Willy Wonka jealous.
London's best new brunch party, the Bashment Brunch has arrived and its bringing with it bottomless cocktails, a delicious two course brunch and the biggest bashment bangers all afternoon.
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.
In the mood for a thrilling Valentine's Day date? This could be the experience for you. Zip along the River Thames and take in some inspiring landmarks as part of the unique guided tour. To top it off, you'll get to hear a banging soundtrack of top hits an be greeted back to land with a refreshing cocktail.
Offering a stellar selection of movie magic, Chiswick's Brew Cafe is the place to go for fun cinema screenings alongside tasty pizzas and moreish cakes.
With a soundtrack dedicated to the best in soul, funk and blues, Blues Kitchen isn't just churning out the usual floor-fillers. Expect the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Motown's biggest stars, with live music and DJs till the early hours.
This winter, experience some of London's hottest attractions, free from busy tour groups and kids on school trips. Instead, you'll get to soak up every moment of the London Dungeons, Shrek's Adventure or Sea Life with a glass of prosecco or a cocktail, and the comfort of your own time.
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.
This February get yourself banged up in Alcotraz, the infamous pop-up prison bar that is based on TV and movies. The completely unique experience will lock you behind bars, ask you to smuggle booze in and dress you up in orange jumpsuits for a night with a difference.
Try out one of London's most unique dining experiences at Bread Street Kitchen. Gordon Ramsay's London restaurant is giving you an out of this world opportunity to eat in a space pod, complete with premium cocktails and sharing food of California rolls, tuna tartare and truffle fries.
As the Boisdale's Patron of Music, Jools Holland presents a number of very special evenings showcasing the best in jazz, blues and soul. Offering everything form Aretha Franklin tributes to a night with soul legend Jimmy Thomas, there's plenty of amazing nights in store.
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Cargo is the go-to for good nights out in London. Experience the end of the world, with an immersive event taking you through a journey with live music and games. Think DJs, treasure hunts and more.
One of the best new workouts in London, this unique session with the insatiable Dolly Trolley is a one-stop shop for all things dragerobics, from strutting and sassing to lycra and dance classics.
Garage Brunch brings you everything you love about garage music and bottomless brunch into one location, with free-flowing cocktails, MC PSG hosting, many guest musicians and lots more to make one of the most epic musical brunches around.
Move over Netflix & Chill, because Genesis in Mile End is shaking things up with a Friday night screening of the award-winning If Beale Street Could, alongside interactive games hosted by MC FollyFresh and a discussion of the movie.
Enjoy an evening of inspiring cocktail creation with fair trade at its heart. You'll get to try your hand at a number of quirky creations with Fair Spirits and Liquors, with lots of fun facts and witty anecdotes on each to keep you entertained.
Escape the cold winter winds and instead opt for a different kind of chill. These escape rooms provide heaps of pulse-racing moments as you attempt to outwit demented dummies or unlock the secrets of Lady Chastity with these Handmade Mysteries.
One of the most unique spots to see out the February chill, head to Winterland where it's extended it's festive run in time for Valentine's Day with cherry blossom igloos and quirky activities to get stuck into.
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.
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.
There's one thing you need in your life this February, and it's Supa Dupa Fly. Not only do they attract some of the biggest artists in hip hop and RnB, their soundtrack brings together massive nights of people dedicated to the genre.
Test your wits and also your twerking ability at this fun London event in February. Grab some teammates and head to The Phoenix for this quiz-cum-game show that will have you laughing until the bitter end.
If you want the best in up-and-coming and TV comedians, there's only one place to find them: Good Ship Comedy. Come here every Monday night for cool names like John Robertson, Brendon Burns and more.
Bringing you bonkers bingo, stunning circus, and quirky cabaret, Aeronaut's line ups for this month are a force to be reckoned with. Always ready for a good time, this great Acton bar will be hosting some of the best events in London in February.
One of London's most amazing dining experiences, The Gastrophysics Chef's Table unites the worlds of cooking and experimental psychology to bring you a food event the likes of which you won't have experienced before.
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.
One of February's best events, this quirky canal cruise let's you warm up with craft brews and delicious cheese from Neal's Yard dairy. What better way to see out winter?
Hide away from the chilling winter winds and add some heat to your Friday nights with this awe-inspiring cabaret. Hosted by BBC One's Paulus, this showcase will feature the best in burlesque, drag and more.
Join actual Nadine Coyle as she brings those vocal talents to The Grand for an epic Girls Aloud party complete with karaoke rooms, themed cocktails and dance offs.
The king of regional radio is making an almighty return to the BBC gravy train, so of course Bethnal Green Working Men's Club are celebrating. Expect nothing other that the finest guilty pleasures in music as you have a crack at Alan-oke, air guitar offs and lap dancing contests, it's going to be wild.
Perfect for seeing off those February blues, this epic bottomless brunch at the People's Park Tavern offers bingo, booze and bizarre comedy from Mr. James Hancox and Ria Lina.
Head to Southwark, where the eclectic COLAB Factory is bringing you an immersive theatre show like you've never experienced before. You'll be in the 40s, where war, espionage and politics are all at play. What will you do?
This is the ultimate experience for any musical fan. You'll be wined, dined and amazed by five hours of musical theatre from some of the biggest West End stars, along with plenty of surprises along the way.
Spice up your Sunday with Faaji, as the vibrant event turns two. Located in a top-secret Londo location, the birthday party is set to include bottomless boozing, tasty West African cooking and entertainment from live bands and DJs on the decks.
Throw down like a rockstar and take to the stage for a karaoke band brunch experience you won't forget. SiNK are offering two hours of bottomless booze, pizza and non-stop rock action with beer pong and retro arcade games for those who stick around after the gig.
Gospeloke is the karaoke experience you've always wanted to go to, with a great selection of songs, an amazing host, and a real sense of unity, it is euphoric, ridiculous singing at its finest.
Salty Studio are changing the way you dine. Through a multi sensory experience, they use technology, design and graphics to heighten the way guests eat, in a unique location each time. This must be experienced to believe.
This February in South London, the Rivoli Ballroom will be setting up its pop-up cinema. With screenings of Pretty Woman, Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Bridget Jones Diary, it's a fun event to check out.
From a Beauty and The Beast sing-a-long to a Bridget Jones drink-a-long, this epic series of quirky screenings is taking the viewing party to the next level with themed cocktails, ridiculous games and costume competitions.
Enjoy a unique late-night tour of the SEA LIFE Aquarium away from any over-energetic children this February as the iconic London attraction opens up its doors for an evening of bubbly and shark walks.
With outrageous hosts, music, comedy, brunches, bonanzas and more, Dabbers Bingo is bringing you a hilarious reinvention of the beauitful game, alongside the chance to win some seriously good prizes.
With DJs spinning the best in reggae music, an hour of unlimited rum cocktails and a three course Caribbean meal from Cottons, what else would you want to do this February?
Not all dining experiences were made equal, and this one is looking to bring you into the heart of a murder mystery. When you're not chowing down, you'll be looking for clues in the heart of the beautiful Library London.
Dry Jan is well and truly over and that means it's time to get your drink on. Located in east London, The Chocolate Cocktail Club welcomes you to soak up an exclusive menu of toothsome cocktails with a hilarious drag show to boot.