London's Chinese New Year

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND FEBRUARY 2015

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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.

 

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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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2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  32% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  31% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Treasure Island (Over 10s)
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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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London's Chinese New Year
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The Fourth Plinth
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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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
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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
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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
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Education > English Language Courses
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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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
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from London's Chinese New Year
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, 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
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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
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from London's Chinese New Year
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Trafalgar Square events

 
Unveiling Of The Next Fourth Plinth Commission: Gift Horse By Hans HaackeUnveiling Of The Next Fourth Plinth Commission: Gift Horse By Hans HaackeThe German artist presents a sculpture that portrays a skeletal, riderless horse atop of the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Unveiling Of The Next Fourth Plinth Commission: Gift Horse By Hans Haacke
Hans Haacke: Gift HorseHans Haacke: Gift HorseA sculptural installation depicting a horse skeleton, exploring the links between power, money and history, while commenting wryly on the statue of William IV originally planned for the fourth plinth.5th March 2015Thursday 31st December 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
St Patrick's Day Parade 2015St Patrick's Day Parade 2015St Patrick's Day Parade 2015Floats representing all 32 counties of Ireland make their way through London for the St Patrick's Day Parade as over a quarter of a million people flock to the capital to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. The London parade is on the Sunday closest to 17th March - so in 2015 that's Sunday 15th March - when the procession makes its way from Green 15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 15th March 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Floats representing all 32 counties of Ireland make their way through London for the St Patrick's Day Parade as over a quarter of a million people flock to the capital to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. The London parade is on the Sunday closest to 17th March - so in 2015 that's Sunday 15th March - when the procession makes its way from Green ... More about this event
 
St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2015St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2015A parade of floats and marching bands plus a food market, children's activities, music and dance.15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2015
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.4th April 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
International Pillow Fight Day
Feast Of St GeorgeFeast Of St GeorgeAn afternoon of food and free entertainment inspired by the national day of feasting.25th April 2015Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Feast Of St George
BMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichBMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichThe London Symphony Orchestra once again presents the BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square. The free, open-air concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich - the full programme and date are yet to be announced. Large screens will be erected in the Squar2nd May 2015Saturday 2nd May 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 

event > Concerts > Classical - Orchestral | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 2nd May 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The London Symphony Orchestra once again presents the BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square. The free, open-air concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich - the full programme and date are yet to be announced. Large screens will be erected in the Squar... More about this event
Vaisakhi FestivalVaisakhi FestivalClassical, bhangra and popular music performers take to the main stage.3rd May 2015Sunday 3rd May 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Vaisakhi Festival
West End LIVEWest End LIVEThousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from West End shows.20th June 2015Sunday 21st June 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
West End LIVE
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.27th June 2015Saturday 27th June 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Pride In London

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The White Horse
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