Ahh February, how glad I am to see you. January is quite the longest month, although the beautiful winter lights kept us up and out, it’s been really rather wet! Bringing love, cheer and blossom, London welcomes you with open arms. Bright days bring such positivity to the mindset. Nature is teasing us with the beginning of Spring. It’s definitely time to get a spring in our step and walk into our February Super Seven with a great big smile. Let’s see what seven things we’ve found for you.
Hayward Gallery has reopened after two years of repairs, and by all accounts it is definitely worth checking out. The German photographer Andreas Gursky is the first artist to be on display with his industrial landscapes. This is their 50th Anniversary, so keep your eyes peeled for new and exciting events.
Charles I King & Collector at the Royal Academy. 27 Jan – 15 April. This actually needs a blog post on its own, such is the richness and appeal for me of this exhibition. So until then, get your tickets and go. A prolific collector of art, there can be no other reason to go than to see the taste and style of the man.
National Pizza Day is 8 February. Can you believe there is even such a day? My son is thrilled. Look out for good deals all over London. I shall be sending out a blog post on my Super 7 places for our favourite pizzas, all tried and tested I might add.
Snowdrop trail at Chelsea Physic Garden until Sunday 4 February. It’s a wonderful way to spend a morning or an afternoon at this beautiful botanical garden. Heralding the start of Spring, they take you on a snowdrop trail, with nearly 20 varieties to choose from – who knew! I didn’t leave empty handed either, I now have snowdrops for my garden. Read up on it HERE.
Chinese New Year 18 February. Chinese dragons fill Trafalgar Square with entertainment for the whole family. If that’s not your thing, walk through Chinatown the week before, and you will get a sense of festivities. It is the Year of the Dog. An animal which symbolises luck, so high five to that!
Flamenco Festival at Sadlers Wells 14-25 February. Who knew there were so many varieties of flamenco, but guess what there are, and this festival is gathering momentum every year. Hot & steamy for Valentine ideas.
London Classic Car Show 15-18 February. Always a HUGE hit with the boys in my life. If you love beautiful cars, this is where you have to go. Excel Centre is hosting the event for the 3 days, with displays, race tracks and just pure eye candy for the car lover!
Flea Market news: Hackney seems to be having a month of markets. This Saturday 3 February they are having a Flea Market. On the 11 February they are having a DIY Art Market, and on 25 February they are having the BIG London Flea Market. Check HERE for all the details
Little ones might enjoy Meeting Florence Nightingale at the Florence Nightingale Museum. Now until the end of February.
Borough Market for Pancake Day 13 February. I stumbled upon this last year, and it’s such fun. They have pancake races for charity, so if you are in the area or planning lunch, get yourself a pancake, before you give everything up to Lent!
Ocean Liners at the V&A. I’m excited, again I’ll do a blog post, because I cant put into what I feel in 2 lines, going into a preview today!