Growing up in Hong Kong has always made me look forward to the Chinese New Year.
London has the biggest celebrations in the entire world after China so it’s the perfect place to be…
There are lots of free events and activities to do throughout Chinatown and while you’re there, make sure you enjoy some dim sum!
Chinese New Year is all about dim sum and luckily London has amazing Chinese restaurants!
Yauatcha in Soho is a family favorite but China Tang at The Dorchester and Bo Lang are also a must!
Free entertainment in Trafalgar Square including lion dancing, stage performances and much more
Learn about British East Asian heritage at the National Maritime Museum – little ones can take part in workshops, see performances and lion dance! Find out more
Cutty Sark is offering lots of activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year for kids of all ages.
From decorating your own Chinese tea hats to dancing dragons, there is fun for everyone! Find out more
One of my favorite rituals in China during the New Year is when little red envelopes are given to family members, employees and even close neighbours and friends.
The envelopes are filled with money to signify luck and a prosperous new year – love t!
Make sure you don’t miss the fantastic parade that begins at 10am just north of Trafalgar Square. There will be many fun floats, Chinese dragons and lions – so much excitement!