Chinese New Year celebrations in London will be the largest outside Asia, according to Visit London
The London Eye on the South Bank of the Thames, near Waterloo Station will get everyone in the mood by lighting up in red and gold on Chinese New Year's Eve, Thursday, 30 January.
The Year of the Horse begins on Friday, 31 January and colourful free events will take place from then until Sunday, 2 February. Here's our guide to Chinese New Year in London – with a handy map of the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Central London – and links to campsites within reach of our famous capital city.
Thursday, 30 January
Chinese New Year's Eve
Head for the EDF London Eye to see live performers from 5.30pm, when the Eye will be illuminated in red and gold. Giveaways are promised here, too.
To make your evening complete, why not take a tube or bus to Leicester Square underground station, walk a short way northwards and eat in one of the 78 Asian restaurants in Chinatown? (Booking recommended.)
Sunday, 2 February
Colourful Chinese New Year Parade
The parade will start from 10am onwards, with performers moving along Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue through Chinatown to Trafalgar Square.
In Trafalgar Square you'll be able to see visiting artists from China performing on the main stage. '
In Chinatown there will be 'Lion teams' performing around the streets and local artists performing on a stage in Dean Street.
Delicious Chinese food and colourful Chinese crafts will also be sold from many stalls set up in Chinatown.
31 January to 1 February, 2014
Chinese New Year at Madame Tussauds
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR
Tickets from £22.50
Get yourself photographed with Kung Fu legends Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan – well, their lifelike waxwork figures, anyway! The figures are on loan from Hong Kong and Shanghai and will stay here until mid-April. On 1 February Chinese 'Lion dancers' will perform their high-energy show to music at Madame Tussauds and the building will be lit up in lucky red. Full details are on Madame Tussaud's website.
For more information about Chinese New Year events please ring VisitLondon on 020 7292 2877 or browse the Visit London website
As with many capital cities around the world, there are few campsites in the centre of London, so you'll need to pitch up on the outskirts and use London's excellent trains, tubes and buses to join in the fun. Please use the Transport for London journey planner to discover your best routes.
Holiday caravans to rent
Stay in comfort in a rented holiday caravan on this highly-rated park and take a 40-minute train ride to London
Touring in a caravan or motorhome
South London SE19 1UF
This site is just a bus ride away from Central London.
Open all year to members and non-members.
South East London SE2 OLS
It's a five-minute walk to the nearest station with trains to London from here.
Nearest town: Hooley, north of Redhill, Surrey RH1 3AH
Open all year
Trains from Weybridge station to London
Chingford, East London E4 7RA
Central London is just a 20-minute bus ride plus a tube train away.
Loughton, Essex IG10 4AW
Waltham Cross, Herts EN7 5HS
Open from March
North of London. Trains go to central London from Waltham Cross station.