London's Chinese New Year

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London's Chinese New YearChinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital. This year, the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year falls on 19th February and the London celebrations take place on the Sunday following, 22nd February 2015, with a number of activities taking place in Chinatown , Leicester Square , Shaftesbury Avenue an Trafalgar Square. Festivities begin at 10am with a parade which begins at Duncannon Street, moving along Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. An official opening ceremony then takes place in Trafalgar Square with speeches from special guests. Once officially opened, the real celebrations kick off with Dragon dancing, music and performances on the Trafalgar Square stage. Join the throng in a stall-covered Chinatown for fun and firecrackers on and around Gerrard Street, Lisle Street and Shaftesbury Avenue where there are impromptu parties, food stalls and lion dancing.

About Trafalgar Square

Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the capital, the heart of the nation, and, at one time, the heart of an empire that controlled three fifths of the world. More about Trafalgar Square

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Car Parks

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

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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £122† 34% off
    2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
    Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £67† 40% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
    The Grand at Trafalgar Square
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 33% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
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    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 7 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 9 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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    Haymarket Theatre Royal
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
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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
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
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    The best museums, galleries, attractions near London's Chinese New Year
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    Trafalgar Square
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London's Chinese New Year
    Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
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    The Fourth Plinth
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London's Chinese New Year
    The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
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    Nelson's Column
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
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    The best shops and markets near London's Chinese New Year
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    Davenports Magic Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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    Tenderproduct
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
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    Godiva
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
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    Massimo Restaurant & Bar
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
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    Albannach
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
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    Pret A Manger
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    62-65 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 13 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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    ESPA Life at Corinthia
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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    So SPA Sofitel St James
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
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    The Sherlock Holmes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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    The Clarence
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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    The Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
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    Rockwell
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
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    Vista
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
    This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
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    Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
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    Institute of Directors - IOD
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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    Haymarket Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More

    Trafalgar Square events

    Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with La bohème on 10 June 2015 at 7.30pm, your last chance to see John Copley's award-winning production. Up next is Mozart's D2015-08-30T00:00:00+01002015-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons†|†PRICINGFree
    DATES10th June to 22nd September 2015
    VENUETrafalgar Square
    Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with La boh√®me on 10 June 2015 at 7.30pm, your last chance to see John Copley's award-winning production. Up next is Mozart's D...†More about this event
    Hans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Exploring the links between power, money and history, while commenting wryly on the statue of William IV originally planned for the fourth plinth, Haacke's horse constitutes a searching reflection on the politi2015-08-30T00:01:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation†|†PRICINGFree
    DATES5th March to 31st December 2015
    VENUETrafalgar Square
    Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Exploring the links between power, money and history, while commenting wryly on the statue of William IV originally planned for the fourth plinth, Haacke's horse constitutes a searching reflection on the politi...†More about this event
    BP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and JulietBP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and JulietBP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and JulietA free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Tuesday 22nd September Kenneth MacMillan's production of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is a classic of 20th-century ballet, and a heartbreaking match for Prokofiev's score. C2015-09-22T00:00:00+01002015-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon

    event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera†|†PRICINGFree
    DATESTuesday 22nd September 2015
    VENUETrafalgar Square
    A free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Tuesday 22nd September Kenneth MacMillan's production of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is a classic of 20th-century ballet, and a heartbreaking match for Prokofiev's score. C...†More about this event
    NFL Fan RallyNFL Fan RallyFamily-friendly activities featuring players, cheerleaders and NFL sporting legends.2015-10-03T12:00:00+01002015-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free Event
    NFL Fan Rally
    Diwali FestivalDiwali FestivalA celebratory stage programme showcasing contemporary Asian music and dance.2015-10-11T12:00:00+01002015-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free Event
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    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.2015-11-11T10:00:00+00002015-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free Event
    Silence In The Square
    Chanukah In The SquareChanukah In The SquareCelebrate the Jewish festival of lights along with live performances and free doughnuts.2015-12-06T17:30:00+00002015-12-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free Event
    Chanukah In The Square
    International Pillow Fight DayInternational Pillow Fight DayOrganised by the Urban Playground Movement, this mass pillow fight in the centre of London invites anyone with a pillow to let off pent-up energy at the designated hour.2016-04-02T15:00:00+01002016-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
    Free Event
    International Pillow Fight Day
    Pride In LondonPride In LondonLesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends march proudly from Baker Street, along Oxford Street and Regent Street, ending in Trafalgar Square with a concert featuring chart acts, musicians, dancers, West End stars and other performers.2016-06-25T13:00:00+01002016-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
    Category: event
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    Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
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    Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Trafalgar Square

    Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in ...More

     
    Art In Dialogue: Duccio
    Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2015 

    National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    A creative interaction of two works of art made almost 700 years apart; The Annunciation by the painter Duccio and ...More

    Take One Picture
    Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

    National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    Works in a variety of media, including drawing, collage and metalwork, all of which have been produced by local primary ...More

    Soundscapes
    Soundscapes
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    Bringing together music and art, Soundscapes sees a number of acclaimed musicians and sound artists create pieces in response to ...More

     
    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    For once it's the frames that take centre stage in this free exhibition in Room 1 of Level 2 at ...More

     
    Portrait Of The Day: Talk
    Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection....More

    Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
    Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights Of The Order Of The Garter. Established by King Edward III in ...More

    Cornelius Johnson: Charles I's Forgotten Painter
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    Paintings by the forgotten man of seventeenth-century art....More

    William Gifford Palgrave: Master Of Disguise
    Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2016 

    National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

    A collection of photographs of the leading British explorer and scholar of the Middle East....More

     
     
     
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