Trafalgar Square is the focus for London's Chinese New Year celebrations.
Award-winning performers from China are among those entertaining the crowds with a mix of dance, music and acrobatics.
A large crowd was present in Trafalgar Square to watch the festivities despite the wet and cold weather.
Pop-up stages around Shaftesbury Avenue played host to musicians, including British-born Vietnamese jazz singer/songwriter Tuanne Mac.
A traditional Chinese dragon dance on the stage in Trafalgar Square.
The events mark the Year of the Tiger, which actually began on 14 February, 2010.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson could not attend the celebrations in Trafalgar Square but sent a video message instead.
Dragons are a recurring theme for the day.
Leicester Square is also part of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
In the streets around Chinatown there are stalls selling food and Chinese memorabilia.
Lisle Street, just off Leicester Square, decorated with red balloons.
Chinatown in Gerrard Street is the heart of London's Chinese community.
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