Sunday February 22nd. Chinese New Year in London.
Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital last year.
This year, the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year falls on 19 February and the London celebrations take place on the Sunday following, the 22 February.
Highlights of the event include a lively parade and a main stage in Trafalgar Square on 22 February from 12pm until 6pm, featuring visiting artists from China. Lion teams, performances from local artists and traditional food and craft stalls can be found in various locations. Join the throng in a stall-covered Chinatown for fun and firecrackers on and around Gerrard Street, Lisle Street and Shaftesbury Avenue where there are impromptu parties, food stalls and lion dancing.
Details of this and events in London throughout the summer can be found at http://www.chsrentals.com/london/plan-your-stay/