Jump on the train and head into London on Sunday 29th January to kick off the celebrations for the Year of the Rooster, with the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations taking place outside Asia.

ChineseNewYearThe festivities are free to attend and take place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and across the West End. Watch the colourful Chinese New Year parade, starting at 10am, plus experience everything from puppetry and acrobatics to martial arts and classical music. Get up close to lion dances in Chinatown and don’t forget to sample the special New Year menus at Chinatown’s many restaurants.

For details about the full programme, including the parade and performances click here.

If you’re planning on staying closer to home this weekend here are few local events taking place:

Chinese New Year at River & Rowing Museum in Henley, see more here.
Chinese New Year – The Fire Rooster at High Wycombe Library, see more here.
Chinses New Year Storytime and Craft at Aylesbury Lending Library, see more here.