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How to Spend a Day in Chinatown

How to Spend a Day in Chinatown

If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a day with friends or family, then look no further than Chinatown – the perfect location for a fun day out. Whether you have kids to entertain, foodie friends or family from afar, Chinatown has something for everyone.

1. Grab a snack from Chinatown Bakery

Prepare for the day with a tasty snack from Chinatown Bakery. Here you’ll find a whole assortment of sweet and savoury baked goods. Grab your treats and take a seat at the colourful outdoor seating area in Newport Court.

Chinatown Bakery, 7 Newport Pl, WC2H 7JR.

2. Visit the Botanical Garden on Gerrard Street

London Chinatown Flower Installation photographed by Jamie Lau

Chinatown has been transformed into a botanical garden for the summer with gorgeous colourful blooms covering Gerrard Street. Walk beneath the giant pink Chinese peonies, orange tiger lilies, yellow sunflowers, blue orchids, peach blossoms, tulips, and colourful hibiscus plants.

Gerrard Street, W1D 5QD

3. Look around Oseyo

Chinatown is home to a number of fantastic supermarkets filled with bright and brilliant products which export you to the shopping aisles of East Asia. Mooch around Oseyo, where you’ll find a little slice of Korea in the heart of London.

Oseyo, 73-73 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0NE.

4. Try the floral #ChinatownBlooms specials

Explore our floral food and drink trail in Chinatown. To coincide with the botanical garden installation, select restaurants are offering #ChinatownBlooms specials using edible flowers from East and Southeast Asia. See the full list of dishes on offer here.

5. Get a surprise sketch drawn of you

On one day each week, from Wednesday 21st July to 11th August, Chinatown London will be collaborating with four talented quick sketch artists to produce a series of surprise drawings. These quick sketches will include visitors and alfresco diners experiencing the joys of Chinatown London beneath our summer Botanical Garden. The sketches will be gifted at random to a lucky member of the public featured in each sketch.

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