Chiswick House & Gardens in London is a villa showing a true example of Rome architecture. It is also considered an early example of neo-Palladian design in England.  Richard Boyle, third Earl of Burlington designed and built Chiswick House from 1725 to 1729.

A vibrant event is planned until 26th February to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster and the theme will be ‘Explore the Silk Road’. The festival will feature more than 50 giant, hand-sculpted lanterns, which will be discovered by guests through corridors of light on the picturesque garden trail.

Visitors can enjoy fabulous life-sized and oversized lantern scenes, which represent and highlight this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China. The Silk Road Festival journey begins with a 15-metre wide lantern of London’s Houses of Parliament. The tour continues by exploring lanterns related to the Silk Road representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.

The entertainment area adds another dimension to the experience with an international range of food and beverage vendors, festival merchandise, a 30-metre synthetic ice-rink, 3D lantern photo opportunities, virtual reality gaming experience, Chinese bamboo lantern riddles and a mini funfair and games.

This is a fantastic event for all ages in the family and Chiswick House & Gardens is a delight to visit at any time of the year.

Find out more:

Telephone: 020 7101 5450

www.chgt.org.uk