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London's Chinese New YearJoin the throng in a stall-covered Chinatown for fun and firecrackers on Chinese New Year in London, one of the most spectacular celebrations in the West with over 300,000 people taking part. This year, the Year of the Dog, the London celebrations take place on 18th February 2018 beginning with a parade of 30 teams from Charing Cross Road. It starts at 10am with a dragon and lion dance, then snakes its way through Chinatown. An official opening ceremony takes place in Trafalgar Square from 12noon with speeches from special guests and entertainment by artists from China. More live entertainment can be found on stages on Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road where the New Talent stage is hosted by Spectrum Chinese radio. For family fun head to Leicester Square where kids can enjoy cultural activities and family-friendly performances including calligraphy, Chinese music and dressing up in traditional outfits. Finally, don't miss the spectacular fireworks display at the end which lights up Trafalgar Square.

 

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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £179  34% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  30% off
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London's Chinese New Year
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London > Attractions > Sights
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
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London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Trafalgar Square events

 
Africa on the SquareAfrica on the SquareAfrica on the SquareAfter a successful outing last year when 25,000 people went to Africa on the Square the free festival returns for a fourth time. Celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and live music in Trafalgar Square, the festival fills the central London square with an African market, food stalls and lots of activities for kids. In ad2018-10-27T00:00:00+01002018-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 27th October 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
After a successful outing last year when 25,000 people went to Africa on the Square the free festival returns for a fourth time. Celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and live music in Trafalgar Square, the festival fills the central London square with an African market, food stalls and lots of activities for kids. In ad... More about this event
 
Diwali FestivalDiwali FestivalDiwali FestivalThe Diwali celebrations return to Trafalgar Square in October. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian 2018-10-28T00:00:00+01002018-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 28th October 2018
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The Diwali celebrations return to Trafalgar Square in October. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian ... More about this event
 
Silence In The SquareSilence In The SquareThe Royal British Legion leads a two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the square. After the event, the public can place poppy petals in the fountains as a symbolic act of remembrance.2019-11-11T10:00:00+00002019-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Silence In The Square

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National Gallery 2 minutes walk from London's Chinese New Year

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