Chinese New Year 2018 events in London

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Discover activities happening across the capital to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Mark the Year of the Dog with a spectacular line-up of Chinese New Year events in London.

From specially designed Chinese New Year menus to Chinese-inspired family activities, there are plenty of exciting things to do in London over the Lunar New Year. 

Chinese New Year London events

London Chinese New Year food and drink

  • Sip on a range of tipples based on the 12 Chinese New Year animal signs with Opium’s zodiac-themed cocktails.
  • Enjoy a three-course lunch menu by MasterChef champion Ping Coombes, and receive a lucky red envelope at Chi Kitchen. 18 Feb
  • Dine on cuisine designed to bring good luck, underneath colourful Chinese lanterns, at Michelin-starred Yauatcha during Chinese New Year in London. From 5 Feb
  • Taste a range of limited-edition dishes, before writing your CNY wishes on red ribbons, at Michelin-starred Hakassan in Mayfair or Hanway Place. 29 Jan-4 Mar
  • Learn new techniques to create your own flavoursome treats with the Cookery School’s dim sum workshop. 16-17 Feb
  • Tuck into a Taiwanese feast featuring Cornish scallops, mushroom dumplings and char siu Iberico pork at XU. 16-17 Feb
  • Try the Yu Sheng, a traditional dish served during New Year’s celebrations in Singapore and Malaysia, at Rasa Sayang in Chinatown.
  • Indulge in Bubblewrap's decadent bubble waffles, featuring special Chinese New Year flavours, such as black sesame gelato and strawberry mochi.
  • Taste quirky chips and dips specially prepared to mark Chinese New Year at HIPCHIPS, from plum, ginger and spring onion, to an unusual lychee-pudding option.
  • Open up your very own lucky red packet to be in with the chance of picking up special deals across Chinatown. 
  • Find some of the best places to eat in Chinatown or London’s top Chinese restaurants

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Family activities for Chinese New Year in London

  • Let the little ones practice ribbon twirling, calligraphy, taekwondo and lion dancing at the Museum of London Docklands. 16 Feb
  • Drop by the British Library for Chinese ribbon dances and story-telling sessions with Jih Wen Yeh. 13 Feb
  • Take the kids to an animal-themed craft session with Zodiac Zoo at Cutty Sark. 3-4 Feb
  • Celebrate the Year of the Dog with a range of canine-themed activities the National Gallery. 17 Feb
  • Find fun-filled activities at the V&A Museum of Childhood, from Chinese mask-making sessions and calligraphy to live entertainment. 10 Feb
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year in London with half-term activities at the British Museum. 12-16 Feb
  • Get a taste of Chinese culture this half-term with fun family workshops at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, including face painting and decorating fortune cookies. 15-18 Feb

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year with the family this February half-term as Exchange Ilford hosts China-inspired workshops and activities for children. 12-16 Feb

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