Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities in London and across the world.
Based on the lunar and solar calendars, the actual date of Chinese New Year varies, but always falls between late January and mid-February.
London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other Happy New Year.
Chinese New Year festivities in Central London take place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue.