Chinatown

Your All In London guide to Chinatown

A region within the Soho part of City of Westminster, Chinatown is largely just one street although it does spread slightly from the main Gerrard Street. As the name suggests, Chinatown is the home of everything Chinese, including Chinese restaurants, souvenirs, food shops and businesses.

Historically the first ‘Chinatown’ area of London was in Limehouse, due to the proximity of this area to the docks, but this area was largely destroyed in 1934 and several years later a new Chinatown began to emerge in Soho.

Very few individuals actually live in Chinatown and today it consists largely of shops and commercial premises. Chinatown is considered a must see venue for visitors to the city, particularly around the Chinese New Year.

Going out in Chinatown

What's On in Chinatown


Lightyear - London Film Premiere
Cineworld Leicester Square, London

Starts: 13/06/2022
Ends: 13/06/2022

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande London Film Premiere
Picturehouse Central, Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Ave, Piccadilly Circus, London

Starts: 09/06/2022
Ends: 09/06/2022

Brian and Charles London Film Premiere
Picturehouse Central, Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Ave, Piccadilly Circus, London

Starts: 12/06/2022
Ends: 12/06/2022

Chef Ioannis Grammenos launches world’s best steak menu
Heliot Steak House, Cranbourn Street

Starts: 03/05/2022
Ends: 31/05/2022

The Hippodrome Summer Wine Terrace pop-up with Bodega Argento
The Hippodrome

Starts: 25/04/2022
Ends: 31/08/2022

Fiona Bevan: Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter "Girl With A Telegraph" EP Release
Stone Nest, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Starts: 14/06/2022
Ends: 14/06/2022

Chinatown High Street Directory


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Chinatown Shopping Streets


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