Chinese New Year 2023 in London

Chinese New Year 2023 in London

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2023 in London

In January 2023 the city of London invites you to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. London is well known for having the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia and there’s good reason behind that.

In 2023, Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival across the globe, falls on Sunday 22nd January. Each year the celebrations attract hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA), the free Chinese New Year celebrations usually feature an awe-inspiring parade and a vibrant one-day festival that takes place in Trafalgar Square.

The celebration is monumental in London, the West End is packed with visitors who descend on the area to enjoy the wonderfully colourful parade which begins in Charing Cross Road, before snaking its way through Shaftesbury Avenue in Chinatown; the free stage performances, which are dotted around Shaftsbury Avenue, Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road and traditional Chinese cuisine which can be found in London’s very own Chinatown.

If you’re planning on visiting London to attend Chinese New Year and need somewhere to stay then look no further than Mercure London Paddington, with our 4* rooms and customisable amenities it’s the perfect place to decompress and process all of the new information you will encounter at this spectacular event in London.

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