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Chinatown Attractions
You might think that we’d have the skinny on the very best Chinese restaurants in Chinatown (and we do!), but there’s more to Chinatown than eating. There’s also drinking and eating at the same time.

Recommended Attraction in Chinatown
With that in mind, we’d have to recommend getting yourself upstairs at Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour on Gerrard Street. Don’t let the name fool you; there’s nothing illicit going on here, but with a nod to the opium trade out of Shanghai during the 1800s, this cocktail bar has all the decadence you’d expect, with a vast selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails as well as one of the best Dim Sum menus in the UK.

Chinatown Attractions List
Chinatown provides you with a real insight into the how the Chinese live in London. There are a huge number of restaurants just waiting for you to try, and a number of ornate decorations to marvel at, including the Paifangs, Pagoda style street furniture and the Lion. To get a sample of what’s on offer just take a look at the following itinerary and then for a true taste of China, use our Chinatown hotel booking service to book a room in Chinatown today!


Some of the most striking features of Chinatown are the Paifangs, or Chinese Archways. The Paifangs sit at both ends of Gerrard Street and are beautiful examples of traditional Chinese architecture.

Address: Gerrard Street, London WC2H 7PR

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

If you’re really lucky you’ll be in Chinatown for the Chinese New Year Celebrations! This amazing festival takes place in February and is a real celebratory event, with floats, performances and fireworks. If you can make it, this is one experience you really won’t want to miss out on!

Address: Gerrard Street, London WC2H 7PR

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Gerrard Street

Gerrard Street is one of the famous roads in Chinatown. It has a number of bars and restaurants and is a route that you will get used to during your visit to Chinatown.

Address: Gerrard Street, London WC2H 7PR

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Loon Fung Supermarket

Loon Fung Supermarket is the place to go to get some authentic Chinese produce. As well as standard products you’ll also find some rare ingredients, so if you’ve been inspired by the tastes and smells of Chinatown, head for the Loon Fung Supermarket and have a go at creating your own tasty meals.

Address: 42-44 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5QG
Phone: 020 7437 7332

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1888 Mural

A recent addition to the beautiful art and architecture on display in Chinatown is the 1888 Mural. The stunning mural measures 8m by 5m and can be found in Horse and Dolphin Yard. Have a closer look at the mural and you’ll see that it is much more than just a bowl of rice!

Address: London W1D 5BW

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Leong’s Legend Restaurant

One of the great restaurants in Chinatown is Leong’s Legend Restaurant. You should make a point of visiting here and sampling a taste of delicious and traditional Taiwanese food.

Address: 26-27 Lisle Street, Chinatown, London WC2H 7BA
Phone: 020 7734 3380

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Shaftesbury Avenue

One of the most famous avenues in the West End is Shaftesbury Avenue. Built in the late 19th Century, Shaftesbury Avenue was named after the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury and is a major route through from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street. You’ll have to walk along this road at some point as this is the starting point of Chinatown!

Address: Shaftesbury Avenue, London

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The Lion statue

The Lion statue was recently unveiled on the corner of Wardour Street and Shaftesbury Avenue and is a symbol of greeting and guardianship. This is another of Chinatown’s amazing sculptures, and its newest!

Address: Shaftesbury Avenue, Chinatown, London W1D 6LY

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Wardour Street

There are a number of famous streets in and around Chinatown and one of those is Wardour Street. Named after Sir Archibald Wardour, the street was originally designed and built in the 16th and 17th centuries to act as a major West End thoroughfare. Take a stroll along this famous street and you’ll be able to take your pick of a number of bars and restaurants.

Address: Wardour Street, London

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Wong Kei

One of the most, if not the most famous restaurant in Chinatown is Wong Kei. The restaurant is one of the largest in the UK, has a capacity of around 500 guests and offers really affordable Chinese cuisine.

Address: 41-43 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PY
Phone: 020 7437 8408

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Chinatown Arts Space

One of the organizations responsible for the delivery of the arts in Chinatown is the Chinatown Arts Space. The CAS is located on Wardour Street and has ongoing projects to show Chinese film, artwork, music and theatre in and around the area. It’s well worth checking it out to see what’s on offer when you visit the area.

Address: Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TE
Phone: 020 7434 3671

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Baozi Inn

There are so many restaurants for you to try in Chinatown and one of the best is Baozi Inn. Recently named in the top 50 Chinese restaurants in London by Time Out magazine you can get a taste for traditional cuisine from the Sichuan and Beijing regions.

Address: 26 Newport Court, London WC2H 7JS
Phone: 020 7287 6877

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With such a risqué name, it’s unsurprising that this secret cocktail bar and dim sum restaurant has such appeal. But keep it hush hush; it’s one of London’s best kept secrets. The bar offers a huge panoply of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and is commonly regarded as one of London’s best dim sum parlours.

Address: 15-16 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 6JE
Phone: 020 7734 7276

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