How to get around Chinatown
There are two convenient tube stations close to Chinatown, and they are Piccadilly Circus Tube Station and Leicester Square Tube Station. You can hop on a tube from Piccadilly Circus and travel 6 minutes to Baker Street Tube Station and then visit the world famous Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. You could also take the Piccadilly Line from Piccadilly Circus and travel 8 stops to South Kensington Tube Station and visit the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. Take a tube from Leicester Square and stay on the Northern Line for 12 minutes to get to Camden Town Tube Station to explore this interesting area, or travel 6 minutes southbound on the Northern Line to Waterloo Station. From here you can stroll along the South Bank and visit the London Eye, London Aquarium and Dali Universe.
If you do decide to drive to get to Chinatown you have a few options for parking your car. Close to Leicester Square Tube Station you’ll find Chinatown Car Park in Newport Place, and Leicester Square Car Park in Whitcomb Street. For your nearest NCP you’ll need to head for London Brewer Street NCP on Lexington Street, close to Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.
In such a prime central location it’ll be really easy to flag down an iconic black cab during your visit to Chinatown. You could also use one of the nearby taxi firms, including Soho Cars in Lexington Street, West End Cars in Rupert Street, Freedom Cars in Wardour Street, Elondon Cars in Frith Street and Oxford Street Cars in Oxford Street, all of which are near Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square tube stations.
Chinatown On Foot
Even though you’ll get a memorable experience in Chinatown, you’ll want to get everything you can out of your trip to London, and you will be able to walk from here to some of the capital’s finest tourist attractions. If you take Leicester Square Tube Station as your starting point and take a stroll of around 7 mins you can get to Trafalgar Square, where you’ll find Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery. A stroll of around 15 minutes will have you standing outside the Houses of Parliament, and a slightly longer walk of around 18 minutes will take you to Westminster Cathedral. Shopaholics need only walk for 16 minutes to get to Regent Street, and it only takes 18 minutes to get to Oxford Street. The London Eye is just 17 minutes walk away (across Waterloo Bridge), and Buckingham Palace, one of London’s most famous landmarks, is just a 20 minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.
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