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Celebrate Chinese New Year in central London

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Get ready for a change as we enter the Year of the Tiger from 1st February

Let’s reset and start afresh with Chinese New Year on 1st February. Celebrating the Year of the Tiger is about being bold and pursuing your passions. Wishing for change? 2022 could be your year…

Lunar New Year is a time to eat well and celebrate with friends and family. Usher in the new year in style with our guide to Chinese New Year in central London.

Order a special set menu from Imperial Treasure St James’s

With fine Chinese cuisine its speciality, there’s no better place to mark the arrival of the Year of the Tiger than at Imperial Treasure. Gather your nearest and dearest for a reunion meal and savour its decadent set menu.

Enjoy a self-guided London art tour

Take yourself on a tour of St James’s many specialist galleries. Appreciate the beauty of Song dynasty ceramics at Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art before taking a look at more modern expressions of identity and culture at contemporary 3812 London Gallery.

Sip a Chinese tea chosen by Whittard's

The birthplace of tea, the legend goes that Chinese Emperor Shennong discovered tea in 1737 BC by accidentally dropping leaves into a pot of boiling water. Today, it’s a drink loved by millions of us – so why not sample a loose-leaf blend such as the Whittard's Shanghai Chai, Lapsang Souchong Loose, Jasmine Scented Green Tea (no less than 400 flowers create just 100g) or Gunpowder tea from the Zheijian Province whilst catching up with a loved one. Or for a special gift, we love its Year of the Tiger gift set.

Bag the best Chinese New Year gifts

Each item in the fierce new collection from Aspinal of London would make a truly thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. Decorate a handbag with this stylish tiger charm or wrap up any outfit with a statement tiger silk scarf. Finally able to reconnect with family? Guarantee they think of you even when you’re apart with this gorgeous red passport holder.

Discover the Lunar New Year collection by BOSS

If you’re eager to welcome the new year wearing something special - BOSS’s creativity is above and beyond this year – with menswear, womenswear and accessories collections created in a classic palette of red, black and golden tones. The ‘Living Like a Tiger’ cotton tee has caught our attention thanks to its cool, androgynous look. The velvet patterned jacket is the perfect present to yourself, or to send to a loved one – it is Tiger season after all.

Toast the new year with Berry Bros & Rudd

Looking for something exceptional to finish your New Year’s Eve dinner? Take home a bottle of single cask whiskey from Berry Bros & Rudd. With powerful, complex flavours, this remarkable single malt was distilled to be enjoyed in the Year of the Tiger. Raise a glass and here’s to a successful year.

Discover more Lunar New Year gifts and collections available on nearby Regent Street.

Use our guides to get more ideas for a full day out in our neighbourhood to celebrate the new year.