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


Campfire Club: The Rheingans Sisters
London venue TBA

Starts: 18/06/2021
Ends: 18/06/2021

Feast It x Covent Garden
Covent Garden Piazza, Cranbourn St, West End, London

Starts: 08/04/2021
Ends: 16/05/2021

Self-guided, magic wand-activated walking tour of Soho
Wizard Exploratorium at 26 Greek Street

Starts: 12/04/2021
Ends: 30/06/2021

Changing Room Gallery, Opening Exhibition
Zero One, 1 Hopkins St, Soho, London

Starts: 02/06/2021
Ends: 07/06/2021

Locked City - Urban Treasure Hunts
Hunts available in Covent Garden, Camden and Tower Hill

Starts: 04/10/2020
Ends: 04/10/2021

Pride in London
Trafalgar Square, London

Starts: 11/09/2021
Ends: 11/09/2021

Chinatown High Street Directory


Food & Drink


Home & Garden


Health & Beauty


Clothes & Fashion


Shops & Amenities


Taxis & Transport


Chinatown Shopping Streets


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