Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated events in Chinese culture. Each year across the UK and London in particular, events are held throughout the period to mark the occasion.
The history of the Chinese New Year goes back to the early beginnings of the Chinese civilization, with the 12 signs of the animal zodiac being honored in a revolving cycle.
With a diverse cultural demographic London embraces the traditions across the city, so be sure to visit Chinatown and witness an array of traditional Chinese entertainment. Including a dragon dance, acrobats, martial arts and more, all culminating in a spectacular firework display.
Events will be easily accessible from all London airports, with London City being approximately 9 miles away from Chinatown. It is best to travel across London via public transport and to reach the heart of the celebrations Soho will be your nearest tube station to the Chinese district, where you will have access to plenty of free entertainment. Plan your journey here: www.tfl.gov.uk
As the Chinese New Year attracts visitors from all over the world, it is strongly advisable to book your visit as early as possible. This is especially the case if you wish to stay in and around Chinatown itself. The majority of events will be outdoors and attract large crowds, however Chinatown hosts many restaurants so embrace the occasion and book a table before you arrive.
If you are planning to visit London for the Chinese New Year, choose from rental apartments, houses, flats, studios, boats and B&B's near to China Town. Whether you are looking to rent an apartment in the City Centre, or travel from the quieter regions on the outskirts, it is easy to travel around London via public transport and arrive in Chinatown. Check out our accommodation in London
With so much to see and do in London, make the most of your visit by taking a tour bus and visiting the many historic sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take in a show in the West End or visit the many museums and art galleries London has to offer.
For more information about the Chinese New Year in London, Chinatown, places to eat, events, things to do, directions and the history of the Chinese New Year check here.
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