Things To Do In London In February

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Things To Do In London In February

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Happy February! If you're one of those types who like to plan their month ahead, then look no further.

We've rounded up a whole bunch of fun things to do from Funzing, the online community where local Londoners offer all sorts of quirky experiences to try in your free time.

EAST LONDON'S STREET ART: Explore the ever-changing cultural and artistic panorama of East London on this two-hour walking tour around Liverpool Street and Brick Lane. Admire graffiti by the likes of Banksy, Space Invader and C215 and get the inside scoop from tour guide Jesse. £14/£12, 2 February from 11am
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TEA & MEDITATION: Candlelight, tea and meditation: you'll feel truly relaxed with this experience exploring rare Chinese tea with tea meditator Lera. She'll share her knowledge over a tasting of the fragrant brew in her cosy home. £15, 2 February, 8pm
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SECRETS OF FLEET STREET: Join Katie, the creator of Look Up London, on a 90 minute walking tour from Temple station to (the original) Temple Bar, journeying down historic Fleet Street and its hidden side streets. Listen to tales of disgruntled writers, murderous villains and pet parrots. £12/£10, 4 February from 6.30pm
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CHEESE AND WINE MATCHING: Challenge your tastebuds with this cheese and wine matching evening. Try six fine wines and cheeses and make your mouth explode with exciting combinations of flavour. £30, 4 February, 7pm
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JUMP FITNESS: Join Andrea for Jumping Fitness Trampoline Workout — a springy way to get fit. Help increase your stamina, burn up to 1,200 calories and boost cardiovascular fitness. You'll be like Tigger in no time. £12, 4 February, 8pm

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EXPLORE SIKHISM: Take a tour of a traditional Sikh temple accompanied by traditional hymns and prayers. Feast on Langar (a vegetarian meal) and learn all about Sikhism and the London community. £12/£4, 5 February, 5pm
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MAKE YOUR OWN BEAUTY: Concoct a variety of products in this DIY beauty workshop. Learn how to add scent and colour, plus understand essential oils. You'll make five organic products to keep for yourself or give away as beautiful presents. £29, 6 February, 10am-1pm

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MARTIAL ARTS: Make like Bruce Lee and learn martial arts skills in this workshop of Chinese Kung Fu. You'll even pick up some Cantonese as you're taught the terminology. £10/£5, 6 February, 11.15am
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AFRICAN DANCE: Step into African tribal dancing in this alternative exercise class with Sue. Get into the rhythm with traditional drumming while you dance. £20, 6 February, 4.30pm
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Make curry without the calories this February.

LOW CALORIE CURRY: Tasty curry doesn't have to mean calories with Beb's low calorie version. You'll learn how to make a delicious starter and two main courses, with welcome drinks and a goody bag to take home too. £40, 6 February, 7.45pm
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EXPLORE SPITALFIELDS: Wander around the area of Liverpool Street and Aldgate while Katie, a born and bred Londoner, takes you through the centuries and lets you rediscover the rich history of Spitalfields. £12/£10, 7 February from 11am

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AFRICAN DRUMMING: If you've longed to have a go at drumming, get along to this African Drumming Workshop with Sue. You'll soon master different rhythms on the traditional djembe drum (provided). £20/£10, 9 February, 6.45pm

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YUMMY DIM SUM: Having grown up in a Chinese restaurant and run three of his own, Will knows a thing or two about Asian cuisine. He'll guide you step-by-step from making and rolling the dough to preparing the fillings and forming the parcels. By the end, you'll know everything you need to know about dim sum — just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year. £35, 9 February from 6.30pm
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NORDISH CREPE-OFF: This is Shrove Tuesday, Nordic style. Enjoy a cosy pancake-themed supper club with Martina and Magdalena. BYOB and make some new friends over a crepe or two — this is a Pancake Day like you've never had before. £23, 9 February, 8pm
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MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI: If you’ve always fancied making your own sushi but didn’t know where to start, this class led by the Greenwich Pantry can show you how. Learn to expertly roll and serve healthy, tasty sushi and sashimi. £59, 12 February from 6.30pm
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TEMPLE TASTE TOUR: Taste South India in London with this tour of an ornate temple with Manju. You'll discover the architecture of this spectacular building and learn about Hinduism. Enjoy a traditional South Indian lunch (Thali), while learning the secrets of creating these tasty dishes. £30, 13 February, 11am
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Get dipping, dripping and eating at this Chocolate Truffle Workshop

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES: Whip up scrumptious truffles with Naz at this chocolate workshop. You'll learn how to shape, decorate and dip your treats, and there'll be plenty of sweet things to take home too. £13, 13 February, 1pm
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VALENTINE'S DAY: If any mention of cupid this year has left you cold, take a look at our alternative Valentine's Day ideas. With archery, sewing, scent making and painting, this is a different take on the day of love. No droopy petrol station flowers in this little lot.

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THE STORY OF LONDON: Take a tour into London's past with experienced guide, Andrew. See the sites of gruesome hanging, the Great Fire and the plague. There's a row of bombed-out houses, a Roman wall and 2,000 years of history to be discovered. £11, 19 February, 2.30pm
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CRAFT BEER TOUR: Walk the streets of Brick Lane and Spitalfields guided by expert tour guide Gary, plus stop along the way to sample some of the best locally brewed beers. Discover the history and culture of East London as well as visiting some of the best pubs in the area. Tour price includes four craft beers. £30, 20 February from 11am
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There's a whole lotta hula this February.

HULA HOOP WORKOUT: There's more to hula hoops than a bag of crisps. Get your swivel on at this Hula Hoop Workout with Obie. Adult hula hoops are provided, so just dress for a workout and get ready to spin. £12, prebook, 20 February 1pm
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START YOUR OWN BLOG: Learn blogging basics from pro-blogger, Hana Jay. Get started with mastering blog content and tips on how to make your posts go viral. Discover techniques for making your writing come alive in this fun workshop. £30, 23 February, 7pm
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GIN TASTING: Plunge into the world of gin with this tasting in Greenwich. Try six different gin and food pairings, sampling this classic drink in new ways. This'll put a spin on a G&T like never before. £30, 24 February, 7pm
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ROCK 'N' ROLL CAMDEN: Did you know that The Doors's only UK performance took place in Camden? And that Prince was in love with the borough? Discover these and other unknown facts about Camden's rock'n'roll history when you join Alison for a walking tour around the funkiest area of London. £12, 26 February, 6pm

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GREENWICH TREASURE HUNT: Grab your team, a pen and a smartphone for this interactive East London treasure hunt with Hazel. There'll be clues to unravel, riddles to solve and even prizes as you wind your way around the historic nautical area. £15/£8, 28 February, 2pm
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Last Updated 10 February 2016

Lucy

And don't miss 60 vintage dealers and 25 modern designers at the vintage interiors show Grand Designs said 'would give design addicts a heart attack'. MIDCENTURY MODERN on the last Sunday Feb www.modernshows.com, click on the flyer.