Secret London: Chinatown

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Little Known Facts about Chinatown

Chinatown, London
  • There are currently 78 restaurants, 53 shops and 12 bars and pubs in Chinatown.

  • Ronnie Scott set up his first Jazz Club in Gerrard Street.

  • It is believed that Led Zeppelin held their very first rehearsal in a small basement on Gerrard Street.

  • Westminster’s first Penny Post Office was established on Gerrard Street in 1794. A green plaque can be seen there to commemorate the importance of this historic milestone.

  • London is not the only site of a Chinatown, there are Chinatowns in Liverpool, Manchester, Paris, San Francisco, New York, LA and Boston, amongst others.

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