Chinatown Guide

Your All In London guide to Chinatown

Chinatown Neighbours and Area Guide

Explore Chinatown

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

Jan
25
Fri
Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English as a Second Language

Location: Somerset House, Strand, London
Jan
10
Thu
Muse & Motif: Braque, Matisse, Miró and Picasso
Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London
Feb
15
Fri
WOLF - February Half Term
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London

Feb
13
Wed
Marmite
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Feb
16
Sat
London Fashion Week: Insiders
The Store X, 180 Strand, London

Jan
30
Wed
Fight Night
VAULT Festival, The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Feb
13
Wed
Tobacco Road
VAULT Festival, Network Theatre, 246A Lower Road, London

The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1 mile from central Chinatown.
Are you running an event nearby? Please add it to our listings for free.

Our local trusted reviews...

[Restaurant]
BOWLS. Soho
6/10
[Restaurant]
ChipNation
8/10
[Restaurant]
Obica
7/10
[Restaurant]
Cafe Murano
8/10

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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