Kung Hei Fat Choi! I wish I could be in China today celebrating the Chinese New Year.. this year is the year of the Fire Monkey! But i’m here in London, and being the cosmopolitan city that we are there is plenty going on, so we never miss out! Chinatown, Chinese buffets, and plenty more! But my favourite of all is the Magic Lantern Festival!
If you haven’t yet been, then you need to hurry up and book a ticket- the festival runs until March 6th so make sure you go one of these evenings- the sooner the better!
Chiswick House Gardens is filled with these light instalments- it is truly enchanting. I went with the girls and we had a beautiful evening. It’s about a 15 minute walk from Turnham Green station.
There is a path you follow, so you get to see every single lantern instalment.. And it is just romantic, beautiful and makes you feel warm inside. I really really cannot recommend this place enough. It is the first year this festival has come to London, and I really hope it becomes an annual thing. I might even try go again!