Chinese New Year: London parade welcomes Year of the Snake
- 10 February 2013
- From the section London
Thousands of people have turned out in the rain to celebrate the Chinese New Year in central London.
A parade, starting at Trafalgar Square, saw floats and beating drums head through the city towards Chinatown.
About 100 world-renowned acts, including singers, dancers and musicians, performed in the square to welcome in the Year of the Snake.
People were also treated to a Flying Lion Dance in front of the National Gallery.
Chinatown hosted a number of activities with traditional craft stalls and food stands lining the streets.
The day of activities will conclude with a firework display.