This is one of the best places to go for a history lesson. This section of Chinatown is where the primary immigrants moved in after World War II. Some of the buildings and pieces of history still stand to this day. Not only does it hold history information, but you can also browse the shops, or eat at a restaurant in this part of town. There is something for everyone.
Visit them in the Limehouse region, located right next to Gerrard Street.
Chuen Cheng Ku
This is one of the only remaining restaurants that will serve you Dim Sum by trolley. This allows you to continue to eat as much Dim Sum as you would like. The establishment is clean and precise. The service is wonderful and courteous to all of their guests, and you can be sure to have an explanation of something on the menu if you’re unsure of what it is. Of course on top of their delicious Dim Sum, they also have many other items on the menu that are sure to please any taste buds.
You can visit them at 17 Wardour Street. If you would like to call in advance, that is also possible by calling 020 7437 1398. They welcome any newcomers!
They offer some of the best crisped duck out there. If you’re a vegetarian, they make sure to take care of you as well. They have one of the cleanest establishments, and you will love the quiet calm atmosphere inside. Dine with a friend, or by yourself. They cater to all sorts of parties, and will ensure you get the best food during your visit. They have a number of duck dishes that any picky eater will approve of.
Stop by for some delicious treats at 27 Wardour Street. Call in advance for menu options, or to ask any questions about the service when you call 020 7287 6578.
This restaurant puts a whole new meaning to fine dining Chinese style. You can dine in, or take out when you eat with them. They offer a wide variety of traditional Chinese dishes to choose from. They accept private parties, and they will also allow you to make reservations if you choose to do so. They are open daily, allowing you to come in whenever you would like a bite to eat. Bring the whole family for a Chinese dining experience you will all love.
Visit Fung Shing for world class dining at 15 Lisle Street in the heart of Chinatown. If you would like more information about their services or menu, you can call them at 0871 971 6777.
Chinese New Year
This is one of the biggest celebrations of the Chinese tradition. They celebrate it every New Year, and welcome any guests and visitors who would like to join in on the fun. Not only do they have vendors around every corner, and delicious food within the restaurants, but they also offer traditional arts. This includes dancing, singing, and acts you may have never seen before right on stage. To close the festivities, they light fireworks towards the end of the day. This is the perfect ending to a wonderful day.
They celebrate throughout the entire length of Chinatown. The parade starts at noon, and the entire event lasts until 6 p.m. Admission is free for anyone who would like to come and help celebrate. Wear red for good luck!
Mid Autumn Festival
With their Moon Goddess in position, it is time to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival. They kick of the celebrations with traditional Chinese dishes served throughout the town. Lion dancers are on stage to show their talent for the crowd, catch a glimpse of this wonderful and delicate Chinese tradition dance. This is one of the biggest colorful events of the year for Chinatown, and they would love to share it with you. Shops and restaurants are open for you to enjoy the rest of your day. Take part in crafts for the whole family throughout the streets as well.
The festival is held all day long, and it expands throughout Chinatown. Each of the shops is open to take in customers, and you will be able to find plenty to do. Admission is free for anyone who wants to come and celebrate.