February brings us longer days, hope for the spring and of course, the month of love. With the city being full of opportunities and honestly, never a dull moment, the list is endless of things to do and see.
Start your week or weekend off in the delicious Gold, Notting Hill. Situated at the top of Portobello Road, this newly opened bar come restaurant is ideal for dancing, dining and a wonderfully romantic evening. Gold is informal and honest yet inspired by its West London surroundings, with hints of the cultural and artistic history clearly lingering in the air. Perfect for an aperitiv and snack before the night kicks off!
Next on our list is a must-see-must-do London’s Beer Festival (27th / 29th Feb). Situated at the famous Old Truman Brewery, in East London, this experience, paired with a range of live music is definitely one for the books. Beforehand, if you fancy, you can saunter down Brick Lane and marvel at the different vintage clothes shops, record shops and incredible food stalls. While quite a distance from West London and its Portobello Market, one can see the similarities, the feeling of community, that makes London such a special place to be in.
If the weather permits, and you’re feeling up for a bit of greenery, head to Kew Gardens in Richmond and see it’s fantastic displays in all its glory. This month at Kew, celebrates the wonderful orchid display, inspired by colours and flowers from Indonesia. Come rain or shine, this really is a sight for sore eyes, plus the fact that Richmond is known for its cosy british pubs that are simply a must see.
Grab your tickets here: https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/kew-orchid-festival
Speaking of pubs, February couldn’t be a better time to spend your afternoon with a big old Sunday Roast, tucked up by the fireplace. And speaking of fireplaces, there’s one of the best ones in town, located in Kentish Town, a little off the beaten track. Head to the Lion and the Unicorn for some of the best roasts in town, delicious Bloody Mary’s and a roaring fireplace! What’s more, the pub is extremely dog friendly so you’re bound to be greeted with slobbery kisses… brace yourself!
If you’re not in the mood for pubs, then head central, for something a little fancier. The Treehouse Hotel has just opened and it’s got a bar and restaurant worth writing home about.
Nestled in the heart of London, between Oxford Circus and Marylebone, The Treehouse boasts warm fairy lights, hanging lanterns and greenery dangling around this lavish building. Food and drinks are divine and the staff are wonderful. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to sneak a peek at the roof terrace, due to open in the spring.