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

May
5
Tue
BP Portrait Award 2020

Location: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London
May
25
Mon
Bridget Christie: Work In Progress
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London
May
25
Mon
May Half Term
Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London

Mar
12
Thu
Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things CANCELLED
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London
May
18
Mon
Birkbeck Arts Weeks 2020: Online
Birkbeck School of Arts

Oct
4
Fri
Costume
National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London
May
17
Sun
Collection of signed limited edition Bob Dylan graphics to be unveiled
Castle Fine Art, 42 South Molton Street, 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]
Fafa's
7/10
[Restaurant]
Carluccio's
7/10
[Restaurant]
Piano Works West End
6/10
[Restaurant]
Ping Pong Restaurant
7/10

Experiences in the area...


The best places near here...

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

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


Quaglino's
Best for...
  • All night long: London's best after-hours bars

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



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