How to Spend your February in London
With the month of romance blooming, we have gone ahead and picked some of the things we love this month. Featuring exhibitions, shows, even places to get married, and we are proudly sitting in the middle of it all.
THE LATEST PICASSO EXHIBITION
London’s first major exhibition in the 2020 calendar has just opened. Be one of the first to visit the Royal Academy’s ‘Picasso and Paper’, which spans his entire 80-year career. See more than 300 works on paper – the Spanish artist collected rare paper from all over the world, and used the material for everything from letter-writing to experiential sculptures.
Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Until 13 April 2020
LONDON’S HOTTEST THEATRE SHOW ‘UNCLE VANYA’
Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya returned to the London theatre scene this January with a starry cast. Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Infamous) plays the eponymous Uncle Vanya, who lives on a rural estate with his niece Sonya (played by Aimée Lou Wood, aka Sex Education’s Aimee).
The Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
Until 2 May 2020
It is after all the month of romance – so why not book a stay with us, and let us spoil you. Featuring rose champagne on arrival, a curated 3-course meal for you and your love, and a lazy-lie in breakfast in bed, with late check-out. And if you do want to wake up and spend the day walking around, we have a whole list of things to add to your stay in this very list!
The Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Place, London W1U 2BE
Between 13 and 18 February 2020
BATTERSEA LIGHT FESTIVAL
Brighten up the dark, winter evenings with a visit to Battersea Power Station's first Light Festival! It is free to the public, so the perfect antidote for the winter blues!
Four spectacular installations from international artists will be on display for the first time in the UK until 16th February 2020. The light installations have been commissioned by Light Art Collection, the experts behind the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station
Until 16 February 2020
THE CHAPEL OF LOVE
Fortnum & Mason is launching an immersive The Chapel of Love pop-up on the Lower Ground Floor for February only. London’s first-ever in-store wedding installation, where couples can get married, engaged, celebrate an anniversary or renew their vows, is being installed especially for the season of love. Stretching from the Lower Ground to the Second Floor, the design incorporates the iconic Fortnum’s clock, illuminated stained-glass windows and a chiming wedding bell, complete with a neon pink Chapel of Love sign.
Fortnum & Mason181 Piccadilly W1A 1ER
Until 29 February 2020
ACOSTA DANZA AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Carlos Acosta’s own dance company, drawn from the best of Cuba’s dancers, performs a distinctive repertory that combines national and international flavours in technique, choreography and music. As a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company, Acosta Danza is no stranger to London, and on this occasion the company will be seen in a distinctive light through a programme of intimate works, the scale and mood if which is perfectly attuned to the performing space of the Linbury Theatre.
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9DD
Until 24 February 2020
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil return to London's Royal Albert Hall in 2020, bringing their dazzling luminous spectacle, LUZIA to Europe for the first time. LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Until 1 March 2020