People, wearing a yellow lion dance costume, balance on yellow poles with a crowd of people behind in Trafalgar Square.

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year in London in January 2023, marking the Year of the Rabbit. Follow #CNYLondon on social media for information about this free annual event which takes place across Chinatown and the West End. Enjoy delicious Chinese street food, dumplings and more at Chinatown restaurants and explore Chinatown's shops for special gifts.

Chinese New Year event in London

The Chinese New Year London events are the largest outside Asia and attract hundreds of thousands of people each year. These free Chinese New Year celebrations in London are organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA), and usually feature the vibrant Chinese New Year London parade and one-day festival in Trafalgar Square. Follow our guide to Chinese New Year for top tips on celebrating Chinese New Year 2023, including exciting London Chinese New Year activities and the best Chinese restaurants in Chinatown London. The annual Chinese New Year celebrations are also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival across the world.