Chinese New Year 2015 in London Free

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Overview

London's Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other "Kung Hei Fat Choi" (or Happy New Year).

Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Goat, falls on 19 February.

Chinese New Year festivities in central London take place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue. 

Highlights of the event include a lively parade and a main stage in Trafalgar Square featuring visiting artists from China. Lion teams, performances from local artists and traditional food and craft stalls can be found in various locations.

There are plenty of activities and celebrations to get involved in. Why not pay a visit to London's Chinatown which is famous for its abundance of Chinese restaurants.

About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities in London and across the world.

Based on the lunar and solar calendars, the actual date of Chinese New Year varies, but always falls between late January and mid-February.

Each year in the Chinese calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Practical Information


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Free

For More Information:

Visit www.chinatownlondon.org for more information.

Book a taxi by app or by phone on 0844 556 0706

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Prices

Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Venue Details & Map

  • Trafalgar Square

    Public Square

    Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN [map]

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    Trafalgar Square is home to Nelson's Column, iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth and a lot of pigeons.

  • Chinatown London

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    Entertainment Venue

    Chinatown area, [map]

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    Take a trip into the Far East by walking north from Leicester Square into Chinatown, the bustling hub of London’s East Asian community.