Magic lanterns at the Magical Lantern Festival

Magic lanterns at the Magical Lantern Festival

Head to Chiswick for a mesmerising evening along The Silk Road, a story told through beautiful illuminated giant lanterns

Flowers lantern

Enchanting family fun: the Magical Lantern Festival is running in Chiswick House Gardens in west London until 20 February. Nearest tubes: Gunnersbury or Turnham Green. Tickets £12 for a child, £18 for an adult or a ticket for a family of 4 costs £61.84.

EXPLORE THE SILK ROAD
 
The Magical Lantern Festival London is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture where you'll be transported into a state of visual ecstasy because these lanterns are made in shapes that include buildings, birds, animals and flowers
 
This is the second time the festival has visited the capital and it launched in January to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017 and its cultural significance.
 
The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Explore The Silk Road’ where you'll discover magnificent life-sized and oversized lantern scenes which depict this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China.
 
Lantern gateway
Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster
The Silk Road festival journey begins with a 15-metre wide lantern of London’s Houses of Parliament and on through lanterns representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.
 
All in all, it's quite a night..
 
The festival later moves to Birmingham and to Yorkshire
 
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