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Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square

Chinese New Year in London

Are you ready to embrace the Year of the Rat? Here are the best things to do – plus where to eat, drink and enjoy Chinese New Year 2020

By Time Out London Things To Do

The Year of the Rat is almost upon us. That’s right, the first year of the new decade is dedicated to rodents. If you have a rat phobia, don’t let the name get you down. As always, Chinese New Year in London will be one of the most exciting events this month, full of colour, traditional lion dances, live music and a whole lot of dragons. Chinese New Year 2020 begins on Saturday January 25 but the main London celebrations fall on Sunday January 26

Here’s our round-up of parties and places to welcome in the Chinese New Year, plus tips on watching the parade. For more insider advice, be sure to read up on the best of Chinese London.

Remember, if want to visit the best restaurants in Chinatown during the New Year celebrations, you’ll need to book ahead, as the area gets incredibly busy.

RECOMMENDED: More great things to do in London this January.

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