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Chinatown, London

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Neighborhood Historic Walking Area
Chinatown offers plenty of tasty Chinese cuisine in the heart of London. The most difficult aspect of finding a restaurant here is choosing from the vast array of them. Peek into establishments to see the clientele; if they seem to be neighborhood residents, you'll likely find tasty food. Many restaurants present the bill in Chinese, so keep your own record of what you order and how much it costs. As you stroll the area, keep an eye out for details such as the stone lion on Gerrard Street. The neighborhood hosts various events and celebrations throughout the year, so check the schedule before you visit. For Chinatown and beyond, use our London trip itinerary builder to get the most from your London vacation.
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  • Ate here on Tuesday evening. Loads of restaurants to choose from with great atmosphere. Also Chinese supermarkets to buy food ingredients. Definitely a place to visit and just off Leicester Square so ...  more »
  • As you expect, loads of food and shops here, along with some adult entertainment. A central location if you are intending to see a few shows  more »
  • worth visiting when visiting London. lots of decent Chinese restaurants including yum cha, Cantonese, Sichuan, Singaporean, Malaysian, Taiwan, and Vietnamese options. few good desert shops too.  more »

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