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Gerrard Street in London’s Soho is in the heart of Chinatown. It is filled with red lanterns, dragons and Mandarin street signs, and chock-a-block full of Chinese restaurants.
It is particularly busy during the weekend, when the local Chinese community flock to the shops to stock up on foodstuffs, not readily available elsewhere.
The most colourful time to visit Gerrard Street is at the end of January/early February, during the Chinese New Year. Huge papier-mâché dragons dance through the streets with fire-crackers banging on the pavement.
If you enjoy this then try: Chinatown (you can walk there in less than 1 min); Leicester Square (you can walk it in less than 3 mins) and Soho (you can walk it in 6 mins).