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KidRated’s Chinatown Top Tips:

  • Try the food at one of the 78 restaurants
  • Click here to get your chopstick skill up to scratch
  • Visit at Chinese New Year for spectacular celebrations

Hidden in the heart of the West End is the bustling gem that is Chinatown. It’s packed full of things to do with the family, whether you’re looking for authentic Chinese shopping markets filled with Chinese foods and goods, or you’re feeling peckish and want to dine in one of the many culture-packed Chinese restaurants in the area.


The most popular restaurants to visit are Baozi Inn, Cafe TPT, Four Seasons, Leong’s legends, Longji, Old Tree Daiwan Bee and HK Diner so be sure to check these out!


There are always interesting, fun events and activities happening. Be sure to head over to Chinatown for Chinese New Year, which takes place every year. They always have big festivities and incredible decorations to celebrate the New Year. The parade is an unmissable experience!


Whilst you’re in Chinatown, it’s just a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square and the West End so be sure to have a proper look around.

Booking Advice:

  • No need to book to visit Chinatown
  • It’s absolutely free to wander around!
  • Different restaurants will have individual booking customs – check here



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Opening hours:

The area is open 24 hours a day however the shops and restaurants all different, individual opening times.

How to get there:

The nearest Underground stations to Chinatown are Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden.

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Teen Verdict

KidRated | Best Family Days Out, DIY Fun & Games in London


I love chinatown. Great for a day out in central. The food in amazing and I like to try a new place every time I go. They’ve also got great Chinese supermarkets where I get all sorts of new drinks.

Bonus that it’s right by Leicester Square and Covent Garden so I usually go shopping with friends or just hang out in Hyde Park afterwards.

Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  •  We love the Wong Kei restaurant on Wardour Street during the daytime. Yes, the place has a reputation for rude waiters but they’re not so bad at lunchtime and you can share a plate of noodles.
  • It’s fun to buy sweets or biscuits at the shops on Gerrard Street so set a budget and let the kids choose a treat.
  • The Golden Gate Cake Shop on Macclesfield Street has excellent pork buns which make a cheap lunch.

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  1. Pauline Danley-Cox

    Combining a trip to Chinatown with a visit to Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery is a no-brainer as they’re right next to each other. For a sweet treat, stop for a fish-shaped ice cream cone at Tsujiri or try a delicious bubble tea at May’s Sweet Bite

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