What’s on in London for February 2017

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A lot of events this month, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s day, and the Brit Awards.

Plus there is the Classic Car Show, London Fashion week and loads more with theatre and music. For full details read below for our top 10 events of the month.

No 1. 5th February 2017 till 31st March 2017 “Special Feature – Directing Dobby – The Making of Harry Potter” at Warner Bros. Leavesden.

As well as the regular Harry Potter display of props ,costumes, and sets there will also be for a limited time a special feature showing how the character Dobby was brought to life. See the tennis ball and detailed model which together brought Dobby to the screen, in this special display dedicated to the loveable house elf. Learn the techniques and motion-capture technology used to create Dobby, see the full-size physical model, and make the CGI character copy your every move in an interactive experience. Tickets for this experience must be purchased in advance and Harmony cars can help you get them if you require them. Phone on 07976374498 or email info@harmony-airport-transfers. Harmony can also help with a chauffeur car to take you there and bring you back.

No 2. 11th February 2017 “Chinese New Year” at V&A Museum of Childhood.

Be treated to traditional and modern music and dance performances, or get crafty with Chinese Opera mask making and workshops involving everything from costumes to calligraphy.

No. 3. 14th February 2017 “Things to do on Valentine’s Day 2017 in London”.

Discover London’s romantic side with that special someone on and around 14 February, with our guide to romantic and quirky things to do for Valentine’s Day 2017 in London.

From Valentine’s Day dinners and champagne with a view, to exquisite flower festivals, poetry readings and adventures for two, impress your date with a romantic getaway to London this Valentine’s Day.

Sip on champagne as you soar above the Thames with the London Eye Champagne Experience.

Watch the sun set over London from The View from The Shard.

Take a stroll hand in hand to the top of Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill or Greenwich Park for beautiful views of the London skyline.

Enjoy a drink with a view high up at Sky Garden or at one of London’s best rooftop bars.

Tuck into a Valentine’s Day dinner as you glide along the Thames on a romantic dinner cruise.

Book ahead for the best table in one of London’s romantic restaurants.

Break the ice with a date in a quirky bar or restaurant on Valentine’s Day.

Snuggle up by a crackling fire in a cosy pub.

Nestle among hundreds of colourful orchids at Kew Gardens. 4 Feb-5 Mar

Whisper “I love you” in St Paul’s Whispering Gallery.

Pick out a beautiful bunch of flowers at Columbia Road Flower Market.

Visit Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other royal couples before them.

Sample treats from Champagne + Fromage on a Thames River Services cruise to Greenwich.

These are just a few ideas, or why not contact Harmony cars and book a chauffeured limousine to take you and your partner around Londons famous landmarks at night with a nice bottle of Champagne to make the night a little more cozy and special. Harmony can be contacted on 07976374498 or email them on info@harmony-airport-transfers.com

No.4. 22nd February 2017 to 27th May “Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” at The Harold Pinter Theatre.

Imelda Staunton (Martha) and Conleth Hill (George) star in a new production of multi Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s landmark play: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by James Macdonald.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

Imelda Staunton returns to the West End after her Olivier Award-winning performances as Mama Rose in Gypsy and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Her many theatre and film credits include Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre, her Bafta Award-winning performance in the title role for Vera Drake, and as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.

Conleth Hill is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Varys in the HBO television production Game of Thrones. Conleth’s extensive theatre credits, include Quartermaine’s Terms, The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre and The Producers for which he won an Olivier Award. Hill also won an Olivier Award and Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for Stones In His Pockets. Tickets from: £29.40

No.5. 22nd February 2017 “The Brit Awards 2017” at the O2 Centre.

2017 will celebrate the Awards 37th show since its debut year in 1977 (which was followed by a short break of a couple of years). The BRIT Awards have established themselves as a global music institution that annually celebrates UK chart and commercial success.

The show always draws top performers, at this time they have not been named, so check the website for more information. Last year Adele was there picking up 4 awards and giving a show stopping performance.

No.6.  23rd to 26th February 2017 “The London Classic Car Show” at ExCeL London.

Relive the golden years of car motoring with The London Classic Car Show 2017 at ExCeL London, and enjoy complimentary access to a new co-located show, Historic Motorsport International.

Discover the world’s best classic car manufacturers, clubs, collectors and dealers, browse their stands for car products and memorabilia, as well as displays of the most prestigious vintage cars. This year, celebrate 70 years of Ferrari race cars with a spectacular exhibition from the legendary car manufacturer. See and hear your favourite cars in action at The Grand Avenue, a real roadway running through the centre of the show. Listen to guest speakers as they take to the stage in the Speakers’ Corner to share their passion for and expertise on classic cars. With previous years’ events attracting the likes of James May, James Martin, Chris Evans, Jenson Button and Grand Prix stars, more big names are expected this year for an even more spectacular show. Tickets: From £24.

No.7.   23rd to 26th February 2017 “London Fashion Week Festival” at The Store, 180 The Strand.

Formally known as London Fashion Weekend, this bi-annual festival follows London Fashion Week (17 to 21 February and 15 to 19 September in 2017), one of the biggest and most prestigious fashion showcases in the world. Now in a new creative venue, this celebration of fashion lets everyone in on the runway action and exclusive fashion scene. Engage with British brands and international designers in one of the fashion capitals of the world. Scan the catwalk shows for the latest SS17 trends, pick up tips on fashion, beauty and how to make it into the industry with expert panels, and shop more than 150 designers at exclusive show prices. Tickets: From £21.60

No.8. 25th February 2017 to 29th April “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at The Old Vic.

Screen stars Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire play the lead roles in the play that began Tom Stoppard’s ground-breaking career. Set within the plot of Hamlet, side-line characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are put centre stage in this celebratory production. Watch the drama unfold around the double act as they comically stumble through one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Tickets: £74.75

No.9. 26th to 27th February 2017 “Rod Stewart” at O2 Centre.

These shows where originally scheduled for last November but due to bad health Rod is now performing in February. Don’t miss the chance to see this iconic singer perform live.

No.10.   28th February 2017 “Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race”.

See politicians, Lords and political correspondents battle it out at the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race outside the Houses of Parliament on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday).

Teams of politicians as well as members of the media don their aprons and chefs hats and race, pan in hand, while flipping pancakes in an effort to be crowned champions. Will the MPs hold onto their trophy following their 2016 win?

The race raises money for Rehab, a charity that works with disabled people and others who are marginalised; helping in education, training, health and social care and employment services. The fun starts at 10am.

 

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