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Chinese New Year in London

Celebrating the Majestic Lunar Cycle: Chinese New Year Rings in the Year of the Dragon in 2024


Embracing ancient traditions that have transcended time, Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, stands as a testament to cultural heritage and global resonance. Originating in China, this vibrant celebration has traversed borders, captivating hearts worldwide. In 2024, the auspicious day dawns on February 10th, heralding the advent of the esteemed Year of the Dragon.

What is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year isn’t merely about extravagant festivities; it’s a commemoration steeped in reverence. It’s a time-honoured opportunity for families to honour ancestors and pay homage to deities. As the eve descends, families gather for a sumptuous dinner, symbolising unity and familial ties. Children eagerly anticipate the bestowal of red packets, brimming with gifts of money for good fortune and blessings.


Preceding this grand celebration, households partake in traditional cleansing rituals. The thorough cleaning of homes signifies the expulsion of misfortune from the preceding year, while red paper decorations embellish doors and windows, ushering in prosperity, happiness, wealth, and longevity.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in London

London, a melting pot of cultures, becomes an epicentre of jubilant festivities, where the heart of the celebrations pulsates in Chinatown, the glorious West End, and the iconic Trafalgar Square. Scheduled for February 10th, these locations will be ablaze with the vibrancy of parades and adorned with stage performances, promising an immersive experience in the age-old customs and festivities of the occasion.

Where to Stay?

In the middle of this cultural celebration, London offers an array of luxurious accommodations, inviting residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the heart of the festivities. Maykenbel Properties, renowned for our luxury serviced apartments in the exclusive London districts of Mayfair, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Bayswater, offers an unrivalled opportunity to partake in the revelry while indulging in comfort and luxury.

Join the Festivities

This joyful celebration of Chinese New Year not only signifies the dawn of a new lunar cycle, but also embodies the promise of fresh beginnings, prosperity, and shared joy. We invite you to embrace this cultural extravaganza while basking in the comfort and elegance of our luxury serviced apartments, creating cherished memories amidst the jubilant spirit of the festivities.