Lots of events and festivals such as Chinese New Year are celebrated in Chinatown - don't miss out on the parades with floats, live performances and lion dances. See the Chinatown Gate - a grand ornate entrance with tiled roof and red pillars built in the Qing Dynasty style. Walking through the gate you'll really feel you are entering an entirely different world with Chinese lanterns, restaurants and shops selling Chinese art. Note the bilingual street signs in English and Chinese.
Chinatown London Private Guided Tours
Established in the 1970s, Chinatown is an area in London's West End centred on Gerrard Street and is famous for its Chinese restaurants and other Chinese-run businesses. This cultural district is bounded to the north by Shaftesbury Avenue, to the west by Rupert Street, the east by Charing Cross Road and to the south by Leicester Square. With a large East Asian community this neighbourhood is a cultural hub and bustling area of London.
Food & Drink
Chinatown offers an array of authentic restaurants which appeal to families, tourists, office workers, travellers and theatre-goers alike. With over 100 restaurants to choose from, Chinatown offers Cantonese, regional Chinese and pan-Asian cuisine, and some of the restuarants are family owned. Here you can enjoy traditional dim sum - a meal made up of small plates of dumplings and other snacks. Another traditional favourite is roast duck - you can see these hanging, glistening in the fronts of some of the shops and restaurants As well as many popular resturants there are also bakeries and supermarkets where you can pick up authentice Chinese goods.