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

Nov
13
Wed
Skate at Somerset House

Location: Somerset House, The Strand, London
Nov
13
Wed
Best Foot Backward
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, St. James's, London
Nov
13
Wed
VIA Arts Prize Exhibition 2019
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, St. James's, London

Nov
14
Thu
The Old Comedy: Collages by Keith Coventry
Robert Upstone Soho, 40 Frith Street, London
Dec
7
Sat
Christmas crafts
Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London

Dec
6
Fri
Tanqueray Townhouse: The Ultimate Experience for Gin Lovers
Bloomsbury House, 2-3 Bloomsbury Square, London
Sep
15
Sun
Chef Laurent Tourondel is bringing a New York brunch Hotel Café Royal
Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent 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

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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