Whether its checking into the luxury Mandarin Oriental for an extra-special stay, raising a toast with traditional baijiu or supporting contemporary Chinese fashion designers at Harrods, there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in Knightsbridge.


Chinese New Year, also known as Chunjie” – meaning Spring Festival” – is one of Chinas biggest and oldest festivals. China, like the rest of the world, may adhere to the Gregorian calendar these days, but the lunar calendar still holds huge cultural significance.


Lunar New Year 2024 falls on Saturday 10 February. Asia’s biggest festival is celebrated all over the world, including London, with an estimated 300,000 people flocking to the West End and into Knightsbridge to join free parades and take part in the festivities. Over the 15-day event, families are reunited, homes are cleaned, gifts are exchanged, dumplings are consumed in abundance and – at the stroke of midnight – the world experiences its single largest fireworks display.


2024 is the Year of the Dragon; the most powerful animal in the Chinese zodiac, symbolising nobleness, honour, luck and success. Whether youre a dragon” or would simply like to pay homage to Lunar New Year in some way, there are plenty of local ideas for how to do so.