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Address: Gerrard Street & Lisle Street, London W1D 6JW, England
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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First you see all the Chinese lanterns adorning the streets up above. Then the heavenly aromas of the food, be it savoury or sweet. The atmosphere here is amazing. This is one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning place to see, beautifully set and a must on your sights to see while your in the area. Very colourful, busy though and very popular.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly the name "Chinatown" is really a stretch, every year it gets smaller and more westernized. The area used to consist of many smaller streets and few larger streets surrounding it, but now it's really just a very, very short street lined with a handful of restaurants. In fact one half of the street hardly contains anything! The main pagoda... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First you see all the Chinese lanterns adorning the streets up above. Then the heavenly aromas of the food, be it savoury or sweet. The atmosphere here is amazing. This is one place you must look around. A great array of shops will greet you.

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of choice for food. Transport round London is good. Lots of tube stations and shopping as you get there.

Thank HHWW9
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Theatre land, Soho or Covent Garden, then put aside 30 minutes for a visit to Chinatown. Spread over 2 main streets and a host of smaller side streets, it's a bustling, vibrant, colourful and noisy place to visit. You could of course stop to eat. For UK residents, the only authentic Chinese food is in one of... More 

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has to be seen. Very busy. Restaurants are good but staffs are not nice. It takes aproximatively 1h to have a view of Chinatown. Good location

Thank MaxRavin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the vibrant atmosphere and huge choice of venues offering something to suit everyone's taste. A weekend just isn't long enough!

Thank ImpartialAndy
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop off on any london visit. The sights sounds and smells are unique. Perfect for any lover of chinese food.

Thank Ian W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this place while walking about London and my jaw nearly dropped off! My favourite place with so much Yummy food and beautiful place to be.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A girly trip in London December 2017 meant visiting China Town on a number of occasions each day as we used it as a cut through to get to our hotel. A vibrant, colourful area of London full of Chinese restaurants, takeaways and shops. every window has a display of freshly fried foods tempting the eye and the smells wafting... More 

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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