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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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Little China - Big Pleasure

Lively area with lots of detail to see. Nice area with lots to experience. Had a great lunch for a bargain price. The children enjoyed it too.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think they copied their country as well :) I saw first time Chinatown in USA, and UK later. they are very similar and very colorful. especially you should go there in the evening. you can try Chinese foods, (I did not try), and you can buy some gifts. there are many restaurants and lights, it was good time for... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively area with lots of detail to see. Nice area with lots to experience. Had a great lunch for a bargain price. The children enjoyed it too.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 831 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

London's Chinatown has been diluted and is now more of an Asian town with a diverse mix of restaurants and shops. Still a nice place to visit for its cultural diversity.

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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly the most disappointing Chinatown we have experienced to date. Very small Chinatown only about two blocks, yummy looking food in the windows of the restaurants though but very limited in the size and scope of the actual Chinatown. Many places we have visited in Canada, USA and Australia have much bigger and better ones especially for such a large... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy, vibrant and colourful. A lively and interesting corner of London's West End. Well worth a stroll. It is between Shaftesbury Avenue (Theatre Street), Leicester Square (Cinema Sq) and Piccadilly Circus (Centre of the World). I have been coming here, off and on, for about thirty years. In that time I have seen it spread from one street to two... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this are is lovely and charming. You have loads of restaurants and places to drink there as well. The people are friendly and fun. Next time I'm back I will definitely be trying a few of the restaurants out.

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had decided to explore and ended up in Chinatown to be greeted by many lanterns and street entertainers (not sure about the ones that just sit there, stuck on a pole though!). The whole area seemed to sparkle in the sun, although some of the smaller streets are starting to look a little jaded, it was nice to walk... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In its heyday Chinatown was vibrant and had many great places to eat and shop Chinese. Now, it is a shadow of its former self, decrepit, dirty and loaded with plenty of lousy "all you can eat" places. The "legit" restaurants which have survived are grossly overpriced and not worth the "grind them in grind them out" system of service.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chinatown in London is not what I expect of Chinatowns, it looks like a place that no Chinese actually live anymore. It's small, a few square blocks, populated with Chinese restaurants (we picked a bad one), a few Chinese groceries, numerous street hookers and brothels upstairs (e.g. sign: "Thai Model -->". Obviously the Chinese community lives elsewhere, and this is... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and well conserved and tasty part of London full or eastern culture and asiatic flavors and spices ! Thousands of restaurants and soft or sweet place to eat something anytime. All inside a bunch of colors, smells and living Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysia, indonesia or any East Asia place !

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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 neighbourhood 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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