London Chinatown Celebrates New Year

London Chinatown see's in the Chinese New Year in a colourful and vibrant Chinese fashion. See our photos and video from the rainy streets.

There was plenty to keep visitors entertained as London Chinatown welcomed the Chinese New Year. A noisy and colourful parade started proceedings in the morning. From midday, Trafalgar Square played host to live music and dance performances on a big stage. Meanwhile, community performance areas dotted throughout the area hosted music and martial arts displays.

The many restaurants of Chinatown joined in the fun by setting up stalls on the street. Steaming dim sum, noodle & rice dishes and freshly baked custard tarts and buns were all on offer to revellers. Despite the best efforts of the inclement weather, the atmosphere was fun and lively.

Photos from London Chinatown Celebrations

Here are some images from the day:

A Union flag umbrella next to a gate marking the entrance to London Chinatown

A Union flag umbrella next to a gate marking the entrance to London’s Chinatown

Trafalgar Square hosts live music and dance performances

Trafalgar Square hosts live music and dance performances

Lanterns for sale in London's Chinatown

Lanterns for sale in London’s Chinatown

Tasty custard-filled treat

Tasty custard-filled treat

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Laterns hang above a street in London’s Chinatown

How do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Matt Morelli

Matt lives in the UK and is the editor of Here To Travel. He's someone who will try anything once, particularly if there’s an opportunity to take some photos, shoot some video and write about it.

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