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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 Rooster, the London celebrations take place on 29th January 2017 with activities taking place in Chinatown, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and Trafalgar Square. Festivities include 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 celebrations really kick off with Dragon dancing, music and performances. 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.

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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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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £165† 30% 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
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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 £88† 23% 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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London's Chinese New Year, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
Following a sell-out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Patrick Marber's drama The Red Lion transfers to Trafalgar Studios. The show is about the competitive nature ...More
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
London's Chinese New Year, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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London's Chinese New Year, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
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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
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Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London's Chinese New Year
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London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London's Chinese New Year
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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 > Specialists
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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
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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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62-65 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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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!]
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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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
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Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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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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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
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Institute of Directors - IOD
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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Haymarket Hotel
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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
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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lighting - 70th AnniversaryTrafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lighting - 70th AnniversaryHundreds of white lights burst to life, signalling the start of the festive season in the capital.2017-12-07T18:00:00+00002017-12-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lighting - 70th Anniversary
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & CarolsTrafalgar Square Christmas Tree & CarolsTrafalgar Square Christmas Tree & CarolsSince 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, thanking Britain for its support and friendship during World War Two. The enormous tree is a popular seasonal tourist attraction, particularly in the fortnight leading up to Christmas, when each evening (from 4pm to 8pm on we2017-12-07T00:00:00+00002018-01-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Seasonal > Christmas†|†PRICINGFree
DATES7th December 2017 to 4th January 2018
VENUETrafalgar Square
Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, thanking Britain for its support and friendship during World War Two. The enormous tree is a popular seasonal tourist attraction, particularly in the fortnight leading up to Christmas, when each evening (from 4pm to 8pm on we...†More about this event
Carols 2017Carols 2017Almost 40 carol groups each sing for an hour beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to raise funds for voluntary or charitable organisations.2017-12-11T16:00:00+00002017-12-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square, † Central London† † † WC2N 5DS
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Carols 2017
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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