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

Sep
11
Tue
Divine Proportions

Location: The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Sep
19
Wed
At Home in Fitzrovia with Heal’s and Merchant Land
Merchant House, 61-65 Charlotte Street, London
Jul
15
Sun
Taste Chinatown Inside Out
Gerrard Street, London

Sep
20
Thu
Book Talk: The Good Doctor of Warsaw
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London

Sep
7
Fri
Timelapse
CAMA Gallery, 19 Dacre Street, Westminster
Sep
4
Tue
The Political History of Smack and Crack
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean 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]
Obica
7/10
[Restaurant]
Cafe Murano
8/10
[Restaurant]
StreetXO
7/10
[Restaurant]
Quaglino's
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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