You may have seen the Magical Lantern Festival mentioned in our 10 Things To Do In London For Valentine’s round-up last week. The festival has now began and Danny and I were invited down last night to Chiswick House & Gardens to the VIP opening evening.
The evening started off with drinks and nibbles and then we all moved outside into the gardens, it was pitch black and we were led to the stage where proceedings began. After an amazing drums, glow sticks and fire performance we were treated to the lion dance just before the Mayor of Hounslow turned on the lights. The gardens which are absolutely huge, appeared lit up with beautiful lanterns and everyone leapt out an ‘aaah’. Finally we could see it all!