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London Chinatown Tours

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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International Food Tour of Soho in London

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Eat your way around Soho on this half-day food walking tour of London. Explore Soho’s buzzing streets and alleyways, filled with independent stores, bars, and restaurants, and try tastings from Japan, Korea, India, Italy, Mexican, Taiwan, and beyond in some of Soho's most popular and unusual eateries. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 participants to ensure personalized attention from the guide.
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Blink and you might think you've found yourself in East Asia, Westward. Do not worry, you're still in London, and they're exploring their city's Chinatown, where Chinese restaurants and food shops are sandwiched between reflexology and medicine experts. Eat and drink your way around the area - the best way to get around your area. Within 24 hours after booking you will receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you will be assigned a like-minded host. What makes the city unique? You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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On this food walk through Chinatown you'll get to try some of the best tasting dumplings in London while you learn more about the city and Chinese culture. • Enjoy freshly made dumplings, dim sum and other Chinese food classics while sipping on hot green tea • The tour ends with a cocktail in one of the coolest bars in the area • Food walk for up to 10 people • This experience has a young vibe. It's time to up your chopsticks skills! **Minimum age: 18** About your host, Zebee: "The Zebee Team loves showing off the best spots in London, from chicken wings to dumplings! We love food and would love to meet food lovers from all over the world."
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Together with your local charismatic guide, set off on a wonderful food tour of Chinatown in London. This is the best place to sample authentic Chinese dishes or just have a delicious meal. Plenty of dishes can satisfy everyone's taste. You can find everything from freshly made dumplings and Cantonese roast duck to cocktails of all tastes. You will hear the story of the emergence of Chinatown and feel the unique spirit of this quarter. Why does this area attract more and more tourists every year? Do you know what makes Opium Cocktail Bar so special? What genuine items are only available in Chinatown? It's a great tour of the exclusive London Quarter.
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London’s Soho district is the heart of the West End theater district and the city’s main entertainment hub. On this walking tour, explore the maze-like streets with a local guide and visit famous landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus, tuck into traditional dumplings in Chinatown, see legendary venues where artists like Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles played, and hear stories of historic events like the suffrage movement.
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From Piccadilly Circus to bustling Chinatown, Soho is widely considered to be London’s most colorful and exciting neighborhood—but exploring solo means missing its hidden secrets. On this private sightseeing tour, stroll through the alleys and side streets of Soho as your guide brings the district’s history to life. Explore the seedy side of Soho, and hit must-see sites of interest including Golden Square and Greek Street.
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Due to London's diverse range of race, ethnicity and religion, it is often described as "The World in One City". In London, every culture is welcome. On this tour, you will explore London’s vibrant diversity. In one day you will travel to all continents. You will feel yourself in India, China, Brazil, Middle East, Africa, Eastern and Central Europe. Only London can offer you this one day journey across the globe! • Explore the Roman Wall and the Tower of London • Walk across Chinatown and discover enchanting Chinese Pagoda • Feel yourself at the beginning of civilisation at Neasden temple • See magnificent Central Mosque and Explore Bevis Marks Synagogue • Walk inside of the Westminster Cathedral • Explore multicultural markets
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This 4hr afternoon tour commences at 2.15pm every Sunday where your local guide will meet you at the starting point in Piccadilly. Amble your way along the Victorian alleyways and backstreets of Soho as your guide takes you on a journey where you will walk in the footsteps of famous rock stars, actors, writers, politicians and gangsters. Discover what has drawn Londoners from common ragamuffins to lords & ladies and the landed gentry to the insalubrious cobbled lanes and passages of Covent Garden. You will encounter the hustle and bustle of Chinatown an area of London that never sleeps, feel the buzz and excitement in the air as you squeeze your way through the crowded walkways. The tour includes stops at 4 of the finest pubs in Soho, Chinatown and Covent Garden, as tradition dictates you will finish the tour with a hearty plate of English fish & chips. During the tour you'll hear colourful and fascinating stories about the history and culture of the local areas.
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