Chinese New Year in London
The Year of the Snake is upon us – here's where to eat, drink and celebrate in Chinatown and beyond
© Chinese New Year 2012
The Chinese Year of the Snake is imminent and, as usual, London's Chinese community will be celebrating in style. Festivities begin on February 10 at noon with an official opening ceremony in Trafalgar Square, followed by performances featuring music, Chinese dragons, lion dances, acrobatics and firecrackers. Expect the streets of Chinatown to be crowded with food stalls and cultural displays.
Everyone’s welcome to join the public celebrations, of course. But if you’re hoping to enjoy a meal in one of London's best Chinese restaurants, you’ll need to book ahead.