ChinatownLondon Drum Good for kids?★★★ Value for money?n/a Worth a visit?★★★203
Chinatown centres around Gerrard Street, in the heart of London’s Soho. It is filled with red lanterns, dragons and Mandarin street signs.
It is particularly busy during the weekend, when the local Asian population flock to the shops to stock up on Chinese foodstuffs, not readily available elsewhere. And if you want a taste of China, it’s got the best Chinese restaurants in town.
Chinese New Year in Chinatown
The most colourful time to visit is during the Chinese New Year – at the end of January/early February. Huge papier-mâché dragons dance through the streets with fire-crackers banging on the pavement.
Edmund Burke – 37 Gerrard Street
“Author and statesman, lived here.”
John Dryden – 43 Gerrard Street
“Poet, lived here.”
Guest – “How far to walk from leicester square,station to china town.”
Admin – “About sixty seconds.. You just head down lisle street and turn into gerrard street.”