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.
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
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.
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:
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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