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London Chinatown
With its abundance of restaurants, striking Paifangs (traditional gateways), colorful swaying lanterns, and bilingual street signs, London’s Chinatown showcases its unique identity. Located at the heart of the city, this area is a popular tourist attractions and one of London’s most interesting dining destinations.
 
The Basics
London’s Chinatown dates back to the early 20th century, but it was originally based in Limehouse in the East End. Chinatown moved to its current location in the 1970s, and today, Gerrard Street is at the center of a neighborhood where dozens of Asian restaurants can be found. The area is home to Japanese sushi bars, Korean eateries, and traditional teahouses, as well as Chinese supermarkets, reflexology and massage parlors, and Chinese medicine practitioners.
 
Chinatown is a stop on many London tours, including small-group and private walking tours around Soho, city sightseeing bicycle tours, and photography-focused walking tours. A great way to absorb Chinatown culture is to join an international food-focused tour of Soho and its surroundings; you’ll discover unusual eateries that are missed by most visitors.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • London Chinatown is a must-visit for those with an interest in diverse London culture and history.
  • Many Chinatown dining establishments stay open into the wee hours, so check them out after a show, or post-bar hopping around Leicester Square and Soho.
  • Chinatown’s new fourth gate (on Wardour Street) is the biggest in the UK. It was completed in 2016 and built in traditional Qing Dynasty style.
  • New Loon Moon and SeeWoo supermarkets carry unique ingredients for Asian cooking.
 
How to Get There
The nearest Underground stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, both within a 5-minute walk of Chinatown and served by the Piccadilly, Northern, and Bakerloo Lines. Numerous bus routes serve the area, and taxis are always easy to find.
 
When to Get There
This district is most lively after dark, when warm lights glow from the windows of busy restaurants. The best time of year to visit is during the Lunar New Year celebrations, when colorful decorations and street entertainment add to the atmosphere.
 
Unique Celebrations
Lunar New Year is an exciting time to visit Chinatown, especially the 15th day when the Lantern Festival takes place. This neighborhood also hosts other events throughout the year, such as Moon Fest, a weeklong harvest festival held in mid-fall, when celebrants eat mooncakes and watch traditional performances.
Address: Chinatown, Westminster W1D, England
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London: A Cultural Patchwork

London: A Cultural Patchwork

This tour is a unique tour which follows a novel route. The focus of this tour is the cultural patchwork which makes up London. The tour focuses on different cultures, histories and people who make up London and makes this tour a social tour. Tour visits East London, the City of London, Central London and South London. This tour is guided by a Blue Badge guide
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  • 8 hours
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London by Night Independent Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

London by Night Independent Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

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Indulge in an independent night tour of bustling London with a private driver. Your driver will help you design the perfect itinerary, escorting you to London’s key attractions and offering insider tips on where to go and what to see in the capital. Visit hot spots like Soho, the West End, and Embankment, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir, or explore by foot.
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  • 3 hours
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Private London Street Photography Workshop

Private London Street Photography Workshop

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Learn how to take candid street photography with leading London street photographer, Lou Smith. Lou is a professional Fine Art photographer who has extensive teaching experience and knows a multitude of cameras. She will share her best tips and advice exclusive to her Fine Art practice to enable you to take outstanding street photography which reflects the time in which you live. This is a transformative learning experience which is private to you and/or your personal group. Work in Central London locations. Learn how to improve your street photography skills and develop confidence in photographing people on the street with an expert to show you how to take the best street photography shots possible. Learn About; composition and framing. working with colour. creating mood and atmosphere focusing techniques. creative shutters and apertures. creating a narrative and content how to get in close. This workshop will transform your approach and you will never miss a street shot again!
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  • 4 hours
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Private 4 or 6-hour Tour of London with driver/guide in Black Cab Hotel Pick Up

Private 4 or 6-hour Tour of London with driver/guide in Black Cab Hotel Pick Up

You private official and licensed driver/guide will pick you up at your desired time in your hotel or place of choice and provide a panoramic sightseeing tour with a running commentary – punctuated by stops for stand up presentations and photo opportunities along all of London’s iconic landmarks (including 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites + 2 Tudor Palaces). Plus many secret locations and little known gems of this wonderful city of the World.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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