London Chinese New Year 2018

Fireworks, Parade, Live Stream, TV Coverage

London Chinese New Year parade

The Chinese New Year parade in London this year takes place on Sunday 18th February and will be a cavalcade of colour, costumes, music and dancing as crowds take to the streets to welcome the Year of the Dog in style.

Event Schedule

Fabulous decorations throughout Chinatown, celebrations, dragons, lions and the big parade on the 18th February.

 The parade starts at 10am in Charing Cross Road before heading down to Chinatwon and you can expect a marvellous spectacle of acrobats, pyrotechnics, traditional Chinese Dance, martial art demonstrations, food stalls, craft stalls and entertainment galore! The big finale is back at Trafalgar Square for a spectacular show and fireworks.

Restaurants, especially in Chinatown are packed for CNY so you may want to book your favourite restaurant asap, here are just a few you might want to try out:
Ma La Sichuan
Hakkasan Hanway Place Restaurant
Min Jiang

Live Streaming, Webcams

You can watch the culmination of the party live on the Trafalgar Square webcam.

There is also likely to be some local TV coverage, we'll add the details as we get them.

Chinese New Year Hotels

London is busy all the year through, but for Chinese New Year, make sure you've booked your hotel as soon as possible to be in the area you want:
Hotel 41
The Milestone Hotel
Egerton House Hotel
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
The Soho Hotel

You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.

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