In Pictures: Chinese New Year 2016

By Londonist Last edited 21 months ago
In Pictures: Chinese New Year 2016

Chinese New Year exploded in London this weekend. The biggest celebration outside of Asia was crammed with parades, music, fireworks, lanterns and pyrotechnics. Thousands of people lined the streets around Chinatown to get the Year Of The Monkey off to a spectacular start.

From dragons to acrobats — we've got the pick of London's Chinese New Year photos from our Flickr pool.

Pallab Seth snapped a dramatic dancing couple.
Storytelling from Pallab Seth
Simon Goldsworthy gets up close to a dragon
Colourful parades through Chinatown. Pallab Seth
"Kung Hei Fat Choy" Pallab Seth
The Year of the Monkey by Pallab Seth
A colourful splash of decorations in W1 by Joyce Dela Paz
Things get acrobatic in Trafalgar Square. Image: Pallab Seth

Last Updated 15 February 2016

Geoff

Simon goldsworthy actually got close to a lion and not a dragon.