London Weather in February
Early morning and late night low temperatures usually remain between 35 to 40 F, however, on some colder mornings the mercury level drops below 30 F. In general, around 10 days of February experience partly sunny or clear skies while around 28 days of the month remain mostly cloudy.
While around 15 to 16 days of the month experience rainfall, generally only 3 of those days receive some snowfall. London is generally a little windy during the month of February. The partly cold and partly sunny atmospheric conditions in the city in February allow the travellers to enjoy a multitude of interesting outdoor activities like visiting the iconic monuments and marveling at the architecture wonders. Tourists traveling to London during this time of the year also get a chance to enjoy a plethora of unique festivals and events.
Things to Do in London in February
The Kew Gardens, renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a great spot that is comprised of a wide variety of living plants. The Kew Gardens lets you witness a glass house that breathes with the freshness of green plants. The Kew Gardens is occupied with the fresh plants that are restored from the Temperate House till the tropical rainforests of the Palm House.
You also see the Treetop Walkway, which would hold you overwhelmed with the most exciting tree-top experience in the UK. You shall be able to go under the ground, which will eventually lead you to 59 feet up in the air. You shall get close to trees that will take your breath away and let you breathe freshly at the same time.
About Kew Gardens Entrance Tickets:
The Kew Gardens entrance tickets let you explore and witness the world’s largest gallery of living plants. You get to roam around the garden and explore uncountable herbal plant varieties that are very helpful to humans. In other words, you shall be able to explore tropical rainforests inside the Palm House and view the freshly restored Temperate House.
You can also pick some rare plants to your home and store some valuable plants in the world. Besides, you also get to visit the Bamboo Garden which is renowned as a home to the UK's largest collection of bamboos. The spot lets get astonished at the wide range of plants ranging from lofty pole varieties to wispy species.
Gardens open at 10:00 am daily
Closing times may vary (usually 6 pm or 7 pm during the summer season and 4 pm or 5 pm in the winter season)
The last admission is 1 hour before each closing time
How to Reach:
The Kew Gardens is based at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK and you can easily reach the location with the help of the following ways:
By tube: Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate. It is in Zone 3 and is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground
By train: Kew Bridge station is 800m from Elizabeth Gate, via Kew Bridge. South West Trains run services from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. There is no level access at Kew Bridge
By bus: Route 65 stops close to Lion Gate and Victoria Gate; Route 391 stops near Kew Gardens station; Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station
Children aged 4-16 years can book the child Kew Gardens London tickets.
Children aged 0-3 don't need to book the Kew Gardens entrance tickets and can enter for free.
Besides, with the Tower of London, you get to cherish the charming and priceless Crown Jewels, the symbol that reflects the British Monarchy. Nevertheless, meet the Tower's resident ravens and grasp the knowledge and information about the phases of London.
Packages Offered with the Tower of London Ticket:
With London Eye Standard Ticket: Provides access to the Tower and Crown Jewels display through the standard boarding line along with entrance to the London Eye 4D Cinema Experience.
With 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus (Big Bus): Provides access to the Tower and Crown Jewels display along with admission to the Westminster Abbey with audio guides. Inclusive of a 2-days Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Pass with access to all 4 routes, walking tours, and one-way river cruise.
How to Reach:
Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB.
Children 5-15 years can book child tickets to the Tower of London.
Children below 5 years can enter for free.
The River Thames in London leads you to one of the most historical and cultural landmarks in London. You get to hop across with the River Red Rover and witness the mesmerizing views of the famous River Thames and land onto the tour’s four pier stops near the city’s top attractions.
The River Thames acts as a bridge leading you to the city’s astonishing marvels and the sites of British Monarchs since the 11th-century, the Westminster Abbey. You shall gather the sights of the famous ancient fortress, the Tower of London and understand the British monarchy’s priceless Crown Jewels.
About hop on hop off Thames River Cruise:
Get astonished at the city’s famous and prominent monuments such as the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe, Big Ben, etc. Besides, you shall be able to easily roam endlessly at any one of four piers which are located near the city’s top attractions. The onboard live commentary also helps you to learn the history and cultural composition of London and understand the richness of the city as a whole.
How to Reach:
You can reach the below-mentioned boarding location with the help of the following ways.
Westminster Pier: Take the London Underground to Westminster Station. Walk 1 minute
London Eye Pier: Take the London Underground to Waterloo Station
Tower Pier: Take the London Underground to Monument Station or Tower Hill Station
Greenwich Pier: Take the London Underground to North Greenwich Station
This hop-on hop-off Thames river cruise runs daily every 40 minutes from 10:00 am-6:15 pm
Last sail admission: 6:15 pm
Route: Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier.
Children aged 5-15 years can book the child ticket for the hop on hop off Thames river cruise.
Infant aged 0-4 can join the Thames river hop on hop off cruise free of charge.
About The Shard:
The Shard is based on a height of 310 meters and 95 stories high. The perfect spot from where you can get the best views of London city. Being London's highest viewing platform, you avail the chance of grasping the splendid 360 degrees view of the entire city.
About The View from The Shard Ticket in London:
The View from The Shard Ticket in London lets you avail of admission to London’s incredible and highest viewing gallery from where you can take the glimpses of the entire city from the top of The Shard. You shall be able to enjoy the indoor viewing platform and the open-air sky deck and hear the noise and roars of the London city as a whole.
Don't miss the chance of grabbing the great views of London's most renowned places like Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, and the London Eye. Besides, you can choose in between a glass of champagne or a cocktail and enjoy your drink while you grab the views of the city.
The view from the Shard ticket
Fastrack Entry with Champagne Experience
Fastrack Entry Tickets
The View From the Shard Opening Hours:
Time -10 am to 10 pm, Daily
Closed on Christmas
Closing times will vary according to the season and special events.
How to Reach:
Address: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG.
How to get there: By underground: The nearest underground station is London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern line)
For a better experience, please arrive between 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Please also note there may be a short waiting time to enter The View from The Shard during busy hours.
Child ticket: Age 4-15
Closing times will vary according to the season and special events.
Learn about the leading heroes and the places where figures of British history are buried. Besides, you can also explore the site of every coronation that has been existed since the 11th century. The Westminster Abbey London ticket lets you understand the famous venue of notable royal weddings and events. The ticket provides you with the facility of multiple entry times that is applicable for the entire day.
Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Address: 20 Dean’s Yard, Great North Door, London, SW1P 3PA
Children aged 6-16 years can book the child Westminster Abbey ticket.
The monument will be closed on Sundays.
View the Beautiful City from Sky Garden
The visitors also love to sit in the open-air terrace and watch the spellbinding sunset, sipping some swanky cocktails.
Location: 20 Fenchurch St, Bridge, London EC3M 8AF, United Kingdom
Timings: Monday to Friday - From 10 AM to 6 PM; Saturday to Sunday - From 11 AM to 9 PM
Witness the Lightopia Festival
This grand event involves musicians, acrobats, and the majestic 3 storey lofty lanterns. Held at Chiswick House Gardens, the eighteenth century villa of Lord Burlington, this colorful event is totally family and kids-friendly.
Elegant bars and bustling food stalls present at the location will help the celebration enthusiasts stay watered and fed in the course of the event. VR experiences and rides will make the festival enjoyable and fun-filled for the kids.
Location: Chiswick House Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Price: £0 to £16.31
Timing: From 17:00 to 22:00 GMT
About the London Eye Ticket:
The London Eye ticket ensures to provide entry to the giant wheel in London, that takes you to the top of the world from where you can witness the charming views of the entire London. With the London Eye tour ticket, you avail the chance to undergo a thrilling and adventurous 40-minute cruise along the River Thames.
Board the air-conditioned glass pod and watch as the vast capital stretches out before you. During the ride, you shall be able to gather information in six languages about the spots such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Big Ben. The spots will be witnessed on the skyline by you during the ride and you can sit back in ease and grasp the charming views of the entire city. Besides, on selecting the respective ticket option, you can take hold of the beautiful views of the River Thames and observe the ferries passing by.
Packages Offered with the London Eye Ticket:
Fast track Entry: Provides access via the fast track boarding line and lets you experience the London Eye 4D Cinema.
Champagne Experience: A fixed date ticket that provides access via the fast track boarding line and lets you experience the London Eye 4D Cinema. Not applicable for children.
London Eye + River Cruise Experience: Provides with a circular sightseeing cruise along the River Thames along with live and audio commentary by a guide in various languages. Also, you get access to the Eye Lounge and London Eye 4D Cinema Experience.
How to Reach:
On availing the London Eye tour tickets, you can reach the location easily by walking, based at walking distances from several London Underground stations. You can also take help of London sightseeing bus tours and reach the location.
Children aged 0-3 years can enter free of charge.
Witness the Ceremony of Keys
Along with four other armed guards, he starts locking every gate that goes up to the main tower. When they reach the Bloody Tower, the main act of the ceremony takes place, which is way too engaging and enchanting.
Location: Tower of London, London, United Kingdom
Timings: Starts from 9.53 PM onwards, but the spectators are expected to reach by 9.30 PM.
Explore London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom with hop on hop off London bus. Visit over 80 top attractions such as Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Now with Thrillophilia, you don't have to wait in long lines to visit St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, The Shard, London Zoo, and Tower Bridge.
You will get a pass to explore St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and The Shard with the 1 day, 2 days, 3 days and 4 days sightseeing tour. You will get a free guidebook filled with useful information, tips, and city maps.
The London Pass gives you access to 1-day unlimited rides on the city’s hop-on hop-off bus of London. The pass gets activate when it is used for the first time and will be valid for the next 1,2,3 or 4 days depending on your pass selected.
Pass for 1 Day
Pass for 2 Days
Pass for 3 Days
Pass for 4 Days
London Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Children aged 5-15 years can book the child ticket for hop on hop off with London Pass.
Children aged 0-4 can join for free.
The London Pass only grants one-time access to each attraction.
Bring a valid ID proof.
Celebrate the Pancake Day
“Lent” is an abstinence period of 40 days, which precedes Easter. Since they have to give up eating their favorite food from Ash Wednesday, the people take all the eggs and butter they have in their cupboards and prepare and enjoy tasty pancakes on Pancake Day, thus, celebrating the occasion.
Tourists visiting London in February love to head to the various cafes on this day and relish some fresh and delicious pancakes.
Location: London, United Kingdom
About Warner Bros. Studio London Tickets with Transfers:
The Warner Bros. Studio London tickets let you get drowned in the world of Harry Potter with the help of this amazing opportunity. You get to enjoy a delightful experience behind-the-scenes tour that takes you to the sets of Harry Potter. Observe and see the epic costumes and props from all the 8 Harry Potter films that made history.
The Warner Bros Studio tour London ticket also lets you walk down Diagon Alley along with stepping into the Great Hall. You get to witness many more iconic sets that were formed in the films and explore the wonders of the brand new Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Don't forget to visit Platform 9 3/4, and get seated on the Hogwarts Express train. With the train ride, you shall get a feeling like you are a part of the journey being a wizard. Besides, this package is inclusive of round trip train rides that let you experience a comfortable journey between the London Euston and Watford Junction Rail Station.
Timings: 11 AM
How to Reach:
Train (London Euston to Watford Junction)
You can take any train from London Euston Station to Watford Junction, but please note that your entry to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is at 11:00 am.
Bus (Watford Junction to Warner Bros. Studio Tour)
The shuttle bus between Watford Junction and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London runs every 20 minutes from 9:20 am outside of the main station (journey time: approx. 15 minutes)
The shuttle bus is free to anyone with a valid voucher
When returning from the Studio Tour, simply follow the signs 'Shuttle Bus to Watford Junction'
No refunds will be issued for late arrivals in the Warner Bros. Studio London tickets.
Children aged 0-4 years can enter for free but need to make a booking to get the voucher.
Children aged above 4 years will be counted as adults for Warner Bros Studio tour London tickets.
Stroll the Camden Market
The entire market has been categorized into many smaller markets and each one has its unique style and specializes in specific items. Some of the major attractions of Camden Market include Camden Lock Market, Camden Stables Market, Camden Lock Village, and Buck Street Market.
Location: 32 Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF England
Price: No fee
Timings: Monday to Thursday - 10 AM to 6 PM; Friday to Sunday - 10 AM to 7 PM
Visit the British Museum
Known to exhibit more than 8 million items, this place is considered as one of the most extensive and biggest museums of the world. Some of the major attractions to spot at the British Museum on your trip to London in February include Parthenon’s Elgin Marbles, the Mildenhall Treasure, the Egyptian Mummies, and the Rosetta Stone.
Location: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
Price: No fee
Timings: Saturday to Thursday - 10 AM to 5.30 PM; Friday - 10 AM to 8.30 PM
See the Changing of Guard
In the course of the ceremony, the Old Guard of the palace positions in the forecourt along with the Old Guard of St. James’s Palace. Then, the New Guard arrives and accepts the Old Guard’s responsibilities in a very formal and procedural ceremony with the music playing in the background.
Location: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Timings: Starts from 10.45 AM onwards