Chinatown Guide

Your All In London guide to Chinatown

Chinatown Neighbours and Area Guide

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Neighbouring regions...
Chinatown is in the borough of City of Westminster, click the links to see other regions.
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.

Nightlife, Bars & Clubs

Bars & Clubs in Chinatown
Listings with reviews and more.

Restaurants

Restaurants in Chinatown
Reviews, recommendations and more.

What's On in the area

Feb
13
Wed
Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion

Location: Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London
Apr
25
Thu
All the Living and All the Dead
Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road
Apr
25
Thu
Film Premiere of 'When I Grow Up' hosted by Children of the Mekong
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London

Apr
25
Thu
Who defines beauty?
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
Mar
5
Tue
David Salle: Musicality and Humour
Skarstedt, 8 Bennet Street, London

Apr
9
Tue
EXPOSED! The Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric.
Stories Art Gallery, 51-53 South Audley Street, London
Apr
9
Tue
Exposed! Peculiar Photographic Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric.
Stories Art Gallery, 51-53 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London

The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1 mile from central Chinatown.
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Our local trusted reviews...

[Restaurant]
Orient London
6/10
[Restaurant]
Wild Rice
8/10
[Restaurant]
Gamma Gamma
8/10
[Restaurant]
BOWLS. Soho
6/10

Experiences in the area...


The best places near here...

Avenue
Best for...
  • Twists on mac 'n' cheese

Matsuri St James's
Best for...
  • The most fun you can have whilst eating


Quaglino's
Best for...
  • All night long: our top after-hours bars

Cafe Pacifico
Best for...
  • The best Mexican food in the capital
  • Bars which serve London's biggest drinks



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