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What’s on in London: February 2016

29 January 2015

This month is jam-packed with half-term activities and annual celebrations, including Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year! Simply take a look at our calendar below for help planning your perfect February in London…


Bend _it _like _Beckham _the _Musical (1)

Feb 5There’s only one month to go until Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical closes at the Phoenix Theatre. With performances running until 5th March, it’s not too late to score a ticket to see it before the final whistle blows! We’ve even got some special accommodation rates to match - take advantage of 15% off here



Pancake Day

Feb 9The supermarkets have started stocking the ends of their aisles with batter mix, eggs and lemons, which can mean only one thing – Pancake Day is coming! With Easter falling in March this year, we can all enjoy a taste of Shrove Tuesday’s traditional treats that little bit earlier...



Southbank Centre - Imagine Children 's Festival

Feb 10Kids take over (just in time for half term) with Imagine Children’s Festival at Southbank Centre. ‘Run by kids, for kids’ from Wednesday 10th February until Sunday 21st February, the event features workshops and free activities, including music, literature and theatre, plus The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl!



Valentine 's Day

Feb 13It’s time to wine and dine your loved one then dance the night away at our Grange Bracknell Hotel’s Valentine's Dinner Dance! This romantic package includes Champagne, canapés and a 3-course meal, plus that all-important red rose for your Valentine. You can also continue the romance with an overnight stay at the hotel thanks to our exclusive accommodation deals!



Live At The Tower - Tower Of London

Feb 13 Feb 14London’s vibrant West End comes to the Tower of London this February, as the stage’s greatest stars join Historic Royal Palaces’ iconic Beefeaters for two days of entertainment, all in the name of restoring the Tower’s stunning Chapel of St John the Evangelist. Grange Hotels is proud to sponsor Live at the Tower and is providing exclusive accommodation rates for attendees! You can also find out more about London’s famous fortress in our blog piece, A Royal Experience at the Tower of London


Chinese New Year London

Feb 14Happy Valentine’s Day!
Whether you’re an old romantic or a modern-day cynic, you won’t be able to resist our list of romantic activities to do in the capital this February! Of course, if you do need a break from all that lovey-dovey stuff, why not join in with the biggest festivities outside of Asia for Chinese New Year! Just when you thought all of this winter’s celebrations were over, here comes Trafalgar Square’s parade of lion dancers for the Year of the Monkey. From 10am - 6pm, London’s iconic Square will feature traditional dancing, firecrackers, acrobats and even martial arts performers. The parade itself will begin in Trafalgar Square at 10am, travelling through the West End and finishing in, where else? Chinatown of course!


Kid 's Eat & Stay For Free - Grange Hotels School Holiday Offer

Feb 15Come Monday 15th February, school is officially out and half term has begun! Sorting out what to do with the kids can often be a bit daunting and become a full time job in itself. That’s why we’ve created an exciting accommodation offer – Kids Eat & Stay for Free – plus we’ve got plenty of inspiration for fun-filled activities in London on our blog here. Now all that’s left to do, is wish you good luck…!


The Tempest At Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseFeb 17“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” That’s right, The Tempest opens at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 17th February - and we can’t wait to see what Director Dominic Dromgoole has in store for this Shakespearean favourite! We recently featured the intimate candlelit setting of the Playhouse in our blog, Loved-up London: Antics for Romantics, and, as proud partners, we are delighted to offer some exclusive spa and accommodation offers for audiences here!



Museum Of London - Written In Bone (1)

Feb 21On Sunday 21st February, the Museum of London’s Written in Bone display will officially close, making way for another exciting exhibition in the Looking for Londoners space. Don’t miss out on your last chance for a FREE look at the Ancient Roman remains of four individuals, and what new DNA analysis reveals about them! Plus, for those of you who fancy discovering another piece of Londinium history, why not head to our Grange City Hotel’s Piazza, which features one of the last remaining sections of London’s Roman Wall!