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

Shez Raja ft John Etheridge, Tony Kofi, Vasilis Xenopoulos
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street Soho London

Starts: 14/03/2021
Ends: 14/03/2021

The HUMEN Space
15 Bateman Street, Soho, London

Starts: 06/05/2019
Ends: 06/05/2021

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

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

Curious About Covent Garden
Covent Garden area, starting: Seven Dials

Starts: 14/08/2020
Ends: 30/09/2021

Curious About Trafalgar Square
Starts St James's Square

Starts: 14/02/2020
Ends: 01/03/2021

BAFTA: Behind the Screens
BAFTA Piccadilly, 194 Piccadilly, London

Starts: 17/09/2019
Ends: 17/09/2021

Chinatown High Street Directory

Food & Drink

Home & Garden

Health & Beauty

Clothes & Fashion

Shops & Amenities

Taxis & Transport

Chinatown Shopping Streets

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