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Food

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beers and summer

The perfect summer starters to accompany a cold beer in Chinatown

Where to go for a scrummy starter that goes hand in hand with a perfectly chilled beer in summer.

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The best vegetarian dishes available in Chinatown

Discover why Chinatown London isn’t just a meat-lovers paradise as we reveal some of its best vegetarian dishes.

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The best places for lunch-on-the-go in Chinatown

Discover Chinatown’s best kept secrets for a tasty takeaway lunch on the move

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Drinks

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xionghuang wine

Xionghuang wine – a deadly Chinese custom

Would you drink a wine that’s been laced with arsenic? The Chinese do every Dragon Boat Festival…

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The best bars in Chinatown for summertime drinking

Head to one of these badass bars in Chinatown for a thirst-quenching summertime drink.

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伦敦中国城-The Light Lounge鸡尾酒

Why The Light Lounge’s Heartbreaker will make you fall in love

Bitter, yet sweet, The Light Lounge’s Heartbreaker cocktail is a deliciously unlikely taste bud sensation

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Recipes

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shredded pork stir-fry with yellow chives and oyster mushroom

Shredded pork stir-fry with yellow chives and oyster mushroom

Discover how to incorporate the Chinese yellow chive into your cooking with this simple stir-fry.

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chinatown london-roast duck peking

Ravishing Roast Peking Duck

Welcome a slice of authentic Chinese cuisine into your home with our drool-worthy roast Peking duck recipe.

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News & Events

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bubble wrap

Sugar Rush: Where to go for the best desserts in Chinatown

Step into a lip-smacking world of crazy-cool desserts in Chinatown London

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Calling all students! Get an awesome 25% off at Baiwei

Students: do you want an amazing 25% of your bill at Baiwei? Of course you do! Here’s how to get it.

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Xu's tea bar

The BAO team launch new Taiwanese restaurant, XU in Chinatown

Chinatown welcomes achingly-hip Taiwanese eatery, XU, from the expert team behind BAO restaurant.

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Lifestyle & Culture

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Chinatown London: A potted history

Join us for a whistle-stop tour down Chinatown London’s memory lane as we revisit its colourful history.

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Chinatown gets Insta-ready for #MyLondonDish!

Discover what Chinatown’s best eateries recommends you snap for the Mayor of London’s #MyLondonDish social media campaign

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dim sum at Plum Valley

Instagrammer KS_Ate_Here, ate here. Chinatown, that is

Check out what mouthwatering morsels super Instagrammer KS_Ate_Here found when he visited Chinatown London

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Festivals

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ZongZi

Why do Chinese people eat zongzi during duanwujie? And what has this to do with Dragon Boats?

Want to get your hands on a zongzi during this year’s Dragon Boat Festival? Head down to SeeWoo Supermarket, New Loon Moon Supermarket, Wonderful Patisserie and many other places in Chinatown.

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Where to score your tea-fix in Chinatown this National Tea Day

From bubble tea to lovely loose-leaf, Chinatown is the home to teas galore and the best place to visit this National Tea Day.

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Qing Tuan

Qing Ming Festival : A time to honour ancestors

A time of joy and sadness, Qing Ming Festival celebrates the rebirth of spring whilst remembering deceased loved ones.

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