Attraction  Chinatown

Gerrard St, London W1D

(Whilst Gerrard Street is the focal point at the centre of London's Chinatown, the area is geographically bound by Shaftsbury Avenue to the north, Rupert Street to the west, Charing Cross Road to the east, and Leicester Square to the south).


Experience a taste of the Far East, at the heart of London's West End.

What started as just a few Chinese restaurants in the 1950s, today is home to a large East Asian community and bustling neighbourhood of Chinese shops, restaurants and culture.

The streets and buildings are decorated with colourful Chinese symbols, dragons and lanterns. Spot stone lions, dragon sculptures and the striking Chinese gates - including the most recently installed gate on Wardour Street, the largest of its kind in the country.

Chinatown hosts many events throughout the year and is the centre stage for London's Chinese New Year celebrations, where a parade of floats with lion dances and performers go by food and craft stalls. (Chinese New Year occurs on a different date between mid Jan-Feb each year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar).

   5-minute walk (0.3 miles) from The Nadler Soho
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