What’s on in London for February 2011

Not the busiest time of the year for events, how ever there are still some terrific things to see this month. Listed below is our top 10 in date order. We have put a little something for everyone so read on and see what might be of interest to you.

No 1.     February 1st Arsenal football club play hosts to Everton,  in what should be an exciting premiership soccer match. With Arsenal in the top three of the Premiership and Everton also playing well. This match should be full of tense exciting action. For tickets check out Arsenal web site.

No 2.  February 3rd Happy Chinese New Year 2011. The year of the Rabbit. Celebrations will take place in Trafalgar square And London’s China town.

With Chinese arts and entertainment from international and homegrown artists, plus food, firecrackers and fireworks. The celebrations run from 12.00-18.00 p.m. and will run from the 3rd till the 6th.

No. 3.   February 5th Chelsea football club play Liverpool at there Stanford bridge ground. Liverpool have just changed manager and Chelsea have also not been playing quite as good as usual, so both teams have a point to prove and both need the win For tickets check out the Chelsea FC web site.

No.4. February 12th . The start of the Rugby Six Nations Championship.

England v Italy play at the famous Twickenham stadium, kick off is at 2.30 p.m. .

This is the world’s oldest rugby tournament first played 120 years ago. This year the teams competing are England, Ireland, France, Wales, Scotland, and  Italy.

England will also be playing France in this tournament on the 26th at Twickenham.

If you like rugby don’t miss one of these fantastic games.

No. 5.   February 14th Happy Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to send your special loved one a present a card and of course that romantic meal. With lots of fantastic restaurants all over London to choose from just make sure you book in advance to avoid not getting a table.

For eating suggestions look at our earlier listings on this blog for our top London eateries.

No.6.   February 17th till 20th

The International Art Fair taking place at Royal College of Art. This fair showcases modern and contempory art from all over the world as well as Modern British and contempory work. This year there will be works from Artists including Matisse, Picasso, Henry Moore, David Hockney and Miro.

No.7.  February 18th is the start of London fashion Week, which runs till the 27th and is held at Somerset House.

The exhibition starts of with the men’s show, then with over 100 designers showing of their clothes, you have the opportunity to buy their garments at discounted prices directly from them. There will also be a bevy of catwalk shows, which will display the up and coming fashion trends for 2011.

N0. 8 .   February 18th Dinosaurs Unleashed at the O2. Running till the end of the year, this show gives you the chance to get up close to some of the largest and fearsome creatures ever to have roamed the earth.

Featuring more than 22 life size animatronic dinosaurs, and some real and replica fossils plus a special holographic video presentation. This is a great family day out. Tickets  cost from £5.75 to £14.25.

No.9.   February 26th Tottenham v Arsenal at White Hart lane. For many this is the only real London derby in the Premiership. With both teams currently doing so well in the league neither will want to loose in this prestigious match. The rivalry between these to sides goes back a long way and the fans will each want their team to win. For Tottenham fans defeating Arsenal at home will almost be like winning the league, as it will give them bragging rights for the whole season

No.10.    February 27th is a chance to see a real English soccer cup final at Wembley.

The Carling League Cup. The two final teams are still to be decided, as the tournament is still running. For excitement and atmosphere there is nothing quite like a Wembley cup final.  With a stadium that will be full with 92,000 fans all shouting and singing for there side to win, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a special sporting event. As an added incentive to the team that wins, they are guaranteed European Football the following season.

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