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January 19, 2012 03:30 ET

Celebrate the Beginning of 'The Year of the Dragon', With London's Chinese New Year Celebrations

This Year, January 23rd Hosts Chinese New Year, so Why Not Join London's Spectacular Celebration of Cuisine, Culture and Vibrant Colour and Stay With Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2012) - Chinese New Year is one of the world's biggest cultural celebrations and each year is represented by one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac, with 2012 being the Year of the Dragon. Many shops, bars and restaurants in London will be participating in the celebrations, however the main events will be held in Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and most importantly, Chinatown. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels operates six hotels across central London, including three hotels in Kensington, all situated within easy access of the celebrations.

Although the lunar calendar means the official date of Chinese New Year 2012 falls on 23rd January 2012, London's main celebrations will take place the following weekend. Sunday 29th January sees a spectacular parade through Chinatown in the morning and at noon Trafalgar Square hosts a ceremony, showcasing over 100 performers and traditional dragon and lion dances. The famous Chen Brothers, who hold the Guinness World Record for the highest pole jump in the flying lion dance, will also be making a special appearance. To close the celebrations a stunning fireworks display will take place.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels is offering guests mouth watering, authentic cuisine at its popular Bugis Street Brasserie restaurants at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington and the Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington. The restaurants will be offering fabulous set menus, as well as la carte options and a selection of speciality dishes.

The festivities in the city will continue well into February, with special menus in delicious eateries, one off cinema screenings, and celebratory days at museums all taking place. The National Maritime Museum will host a day of workshops, cultural music and special events for all the family on February 18th, to celebrate Chinese New Year and BFI Southbank is hosting a cinema event from February 4th - 25th, where fans of world cinema will be able to enjoy top cultural films.

The Millennium & Copthorne hotels in London are all situated near to excellent transport links and have access to top attractions and places of interest. Located in the fashionable districts of Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Chelsea and Kensington, these hotels are perfect for a city break.


Millennium & Copthorne Hotels operates a portfolio of over 100 hotels worldwide.

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