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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in the heart of London

Celebrate the Year of The Pig at Chinese New Year in London!

05/02/2019 - 10/02/2019

at 10 Wardour St, W1D 6BZ. Price - ££.

Celebrate the Year of The Pig at Chinese New Year 2019


The London celebrations begin on Sunday 10th February. But, the official Chinese New Year began on Tuesday 5th February, the start of a two week festival to rein in the Year of the Pig.

From colourful displays that will make you want to grab your camera, to martial arts displays and street food galore, now is the perfect time to plan your visit to China Town, Leicester Square and everywhere around!

As part of the carnival, expect lively parades, displays, immersive family activities and all of your favourite Chinatown London tenants stepping out to fill your tummies with delicious dishes inspired by Asia. On Sunday 10th February, London took to the streets to celebrate.

Find out more about the festival here.

Everything you need to know


The Chinese New Year parade will step of at 10am on Sunday 10th February, beginning with colourful parade floats and dragon dances on Charing Cross Road. Between 12pm and 6pm in Chinatown London you’ll find lion dancing, craft stalls, a full range of Chinese zodiac animals and plenty of places to stop off for a Chinese New Year dim sum feast.

The celebration will start at Charing Cross Road, where East meets West, all of the way through Shaftesbury Avenue, and finally reaching Trafalgar Square.

There’ll be many stages set around the area including the martial arts and cultural zone at Shaftesbury Avenue with DJs and taekwondo demonstrations.

To stay up to date with all things Chinese New Year 2019, follow us @DiscoverLSQ and @ChinatownLondon.

What's happening in Leicester Square?


Leicester Square is the official family zone for the Chinese New Year London celebrations!

On Sunday 10th February, make sure you check out the family-friendly spectacular show in Leicester Square. Round up your little ones and head to the square to feast your eyes on a colourful and fun display. Featuring performances by the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) Youth Lion Dancers, Sishu, Risley Avenue Primary School in collaboration with Abbey Road Nursery, Little Mandarin Classes and Little Bean Theatre.

Be sure to check out the game and activity zone too! Try out some traditional Chinese arts and crafts including, calligraphy, brush painting, costumes and even musical instruments.

View the full event programme here.

View an enlarged version of the event map here.


Leicester Square