Here is our rundown of 3 top things to do over the weekend of 28th of February to 1st march:
1. The Kew Orchid Festival continues in Richmond
The annual orchid festival is back at Kew and for the first time the theme is Indonesia. As an archipelago of more than 17,504 islands, Indonesia is incredibly biodiverse, with tropical rainforests, active volcanoes and over 4,000 species of orchid and you can get a little taste of this inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory. The different zones of the conservatory represent different aspects of Indonesian wildlife, including animals like orangutans, tigers and rhinos, made of plants as well as an erupting volcano of orchids in the central pond display.
2. A series of talks which use museum objects to illuminate the experiences of historic LGBTQ+Londoners
On weekends throughout February at the Museum of London hear a selection of talks on the untold stories of London's LGBTQ+ community. From a visiting Roman Emperor, to the outlandishly costumed 'maccaronis' of the 18th century and a prominent 19th century literary genius, discover how Londoners have expressed their identities and pushed contemporary boundaries through culture, love and activism.
3. A unique cheese tour in central London
Starting in Mayfair, tuck into some of London's finest blue cheese, in a cheese counter that's been serving the whey too eager public for over 300 years, this place sells literally tonnes of Stilton every December! Fortnum & Mason is where even the royals get their dairy fix. Stop off in the last remaining store of Little Italy in Soho, dine on some of the best baked camembert in Covent Garden.