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

Jun
12
Tue
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2018

Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
May
19
Sat
Covent Garden In Bloom
Covent Garden Piazza, London
Jun
24
Sun
Learn Photography in a Day.
Number 48, 8 Newton Street, London

Jun
7
Thu
The London Group & Friends @ Waterloo Festival 2018
Three locations in and around St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road
Apr
16
Mon
Spanish Beginner course in Holborn. April-June 2018
Lingua Diversa Group, Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square

Jun
21
Thu
London Indian Film Festival
The Empire Leicester Square, 5-6 Leicester Square, London
May
11
Fri
Mauricio Valenzuela & Mario Fonseca: Fragmented Dialogues
Austin / Desmond Fine Art, Pied Bull Yard, 68/69 Great Russell 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]
StreetXO
7/10
[Restaurant]
Quaglino's
7/10
[Restaurant]
Indian Accent
10/10
[Restaurant]
Jackson & Rye
7/10

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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