In Pictures: Chinese New Year In London 2015

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In Pictures: Chinese New Year In London 2015
Hundreds of lanterns line the streets in Chinatown. Photo: Massimo Usai
Hundreds of lanterns line the streets in Chinatown. Photo: Massimo Usai
A colourful character in traditional costume. Photo: David Glen
A colourful character in traditional costume. Photo: David Glen
Snapped! Capturing the sights for social media. Photo: McTumshie
Snapped! Capturing the sights for social media. Photo: McTumshie
A colourful dragon. Photo: Paul Barber
A colourful dragon. Photo: Paul Barber
The eye-catching and noisy parade. Photo: Paul Barber
The eye-catching and noisy parade. Photo: Paul Barber
Peeking dragons. Photo: Paul Barber
Peeking dragons. Photo: Paul Barber

Thousands of people braved the rain on Sunday for celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year in London. A parade featuring over 1,000 performers started in Trafalgar Square before snaking its way through Shaftesbury Avenue to Chinatown.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: Paul Barber, Massimo Usai, McTumshie and David Glen

Last Updated 23 February 2015