Visit London in February, and you’ll have the chance to experience the capital’s flourishing arts and culture scene. Not only are some of the world’s most eminent artists being celebrated, but it’s also a month that marks the return of London Fashion Week and the annual arrival of Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival. Here are some of the most anticipated events to experience in London in February.

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

London in February

Part of London’s events offering for over 20 years, the Orchid Festival is a highlight for fans of Kew Gardens. In 2017, the festival will take on the theme ‘India’, promising colourful displays of flourishing orchids, which have been inspired by India’s vibrant culture.

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival
From 4th February – 5th March 2017

Robots at the Science Museum

London in February

Billed as the Science Museum’s latest blockbuster show, this exhibition will encompass more than 100 robots, ranging from a 16th century mechanical monk to the most advanced robots of our time.

Robots at the Science Museum
From 8th February – 3rd September 2017

David Hockney at Tate Britain

London in February

As the eminent artist David Hockney approaches the age of 80, Tate Britain will be looking back over six decades of his career by bringing together an extensive collection of his works. Including some of his most famous paintings, the exhibition will be a celebration of the great artist’s impression on the art world.

David Hockney at Tate Britain
From 9th February – 29th May 2017 

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern

London in February

As the first exhibition of Wolfgang Tillmans’ work to have been hosted by Tate Modern, this showcase will bring the artist’s photography together with other media such as video and recorded music. Social and political issues are the running theme throughout this body of work. 

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern
From 15th February – 11th June 2017

London Fashion Week

London in February

One of the world’s top fashion hubs, London is at the forefront of the fashion industry. Visitors to the capital can delve into this cutting edge scene at London Fashion Week as upcoming and esteemed designers showcase their latest collections.

London Fashion Week
From 17th – 21st February 2017

Diana: Her Fashion Story Exhibition

London in February

Paying a visit to London’s Royal residences is on the itinerary of many visitors to the capital. And Kensington Palace rates highly among these, as the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. The palace will be marking Diana’s legacy by hosting the exhibition, Diana: Her Fashion Story.

Diana: Her Fashion Story, Kensington Palace
From 24th February 2017

Gin Festival London

London in February

Back for its third edition, London Gin Festival will be celebrating the spirit of the moment by presenting visitors with more than 100 gin brands. Held at Tobacco Dock, cocktail demonstrations, masterclasses and tastings will all be on offer to attendees.

Gin Festival London
From 17th – 19th February 2017 

Before diving into London’s arts and culture scene, gain insight into the capital’s fascinating history. The Evan Evans London in One Day tour takes in the city’s most impressive sites, with a traditional pub lunch and Thames cruise adding to the tour’s widespread appeal.

Image credits: Cover photo of Eric the robot, a working replica of the UK’s first robot © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. Hew Gardens Orchid Festival Lates © Jeff Eden / RBG / Kew. Nao V5 Evolution humanoid robot, created by Aldebaran Robotics, France, c.2016 © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. David Hockney’s work on display © Flickr / Hannah Webb. Tate Modern © Flickr / Aurelien Guichard. London Fashion © Flickr / Adrian Scottow. Kensington Palace © Flickr / www.GlynLowe.com. Gin © iStock / igorr1.

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