Chinatown In London

Planning what to do in London? Here is an excellent tip… Visit Chinatown in London! London has always attracted a variety of cultures, and Chinatown is the heart of the Asian scene in London. Although very small compared to the American versions, it holds some of the finest Asian cuisine available. Here are some more facts about Chinatown in London that will help you get around.

Get to know Chinatown in London

Chinatown is located in the heart of Soho and close to major attractions such as Shaftesbury Avenue, Leicester Square and more. Up until the 1980s many of the sex shops and professionals from the industry resided here. Nowadays it mainly consists of media offices and upmarket restaurants.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Chinese population inhabited the area, serving the Chinese sailors who commuted to and from the Docklands. There were rumors about illegal activities such as opium trade and slum housing. It was severely bombed during the second world war and only a few Chinese stayed in the area. Since then the area has become a center of immigration for Chinese and Hong Kong immigrants, seeking employment and new careers.

London attractions are spread around the city and it is nearly impossible to see them all. In fact many tourists make the common mistake of trying to see too much too quickly and end up tiring very fast. The best way to see London from our experience is to get the hop on hop off bus pass and that way you get to see and do more in less time and save quite a bit of money and energy. If you do choose to try and see everything remember that there is a lot of planning to do otherwise you will find ourselves waiting in endless lines and getting very frustrated. The London Underground is not the most reliable as it tends to be delayed often due to construction works and strikes. It also tends to get very crowded especially during peak hours. Check out our video guides for more tips and information.

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