Hold up, February – it may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s making itself heard right now with Fashion Week, Pancake Day, Valentine’s and Chinese New Year all on the cards. To make sure you don’t get your heads in a spin, we’ve broken it down to the top five things to do in February 2018. You’re welcome.
1. Check out London Fashion Week for next-level style inspo
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Ah, Fashion Week! Whether you’ll be stalking the live streams from the catwalks or crushing on street style outside the shows, set your sights on London from 16th–20th February. Plus, London Fashion Week Festival follows straight after (22nd–25th) with a mega shopping experience and can’t-miss deals. Come down to the Accessorize stall to see our all-new collections and make your own tassel earrings – free with any £25 purchase.
2. Host a BRIT Awards night in
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What with the grim weather outside, the BRIT Awards are the perfect excuse for a night in with the girls. Sit back with a takeaway and watch mega performances from the likes of Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Jorja Smith and way more, and cast your votes for your fave hit-makers of the past year. Catch it on 21st February.
3. Scoff pancakes in Alabama’s All American Eatery in Manchester
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How to win at Pancake Day? Get the pros to cook them for you at Alabama’s All American Eatery in Manchester. Topping their sweet stacks with everything from berries and banana to toffee, cream and bacon, this feasting spot definitely gets our vote.
4. Celebrate Chinese New Year with giant lanterns at Edinburgh Zoo
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Bring in the Year of the Dog with Edinburgh Zoo’s incredible giant lanterns. Around this mile-long loop you’ll find mega structures hand-crafted by Chinese artists – and all totally ‘grammable. Plus, a ticket includes performances from acrobats, and you can check out gift stalls, food and drink too. Get your tickets here until 25th February.
5. Sweeten up Valentine’s Day with chocolate making in Shoreditch
Valentine’s Day is here, and what better way to spread the love than with chocolates? Thanks to MyChocolate in Shoreditch, you can forget the shop-bought boxes and make your own scrummy selection in one of their Luxury Chocolate Making sessions. Whether giving them to your bae or your bestie, these next-level treats will make their heart go boom. Takes place on 14th February.