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Delve into Chinatown London’s fascinating past on an immersive walking tour with China Exchange

32a Gerrard St, London W1D 6JA, UK How to get here

Have your own Chinatown adventure

 

You know it’s got tasty restaurants, cool cocktail bars and unique supermarkets with all manner of East Asian produce, but did you know that Chinatown is where legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s originally opened? Or even that London’s first Chinatown was actually in Limehouse?

Ah, yes, this incredible corner of the Capital holds many secrets and the best way to uncover them is with China Exchange’s incredible new Chinatown Stories: Community-Led Walking Tours series.

Across the duration of your two-and-a-half-hour tour you’ll explore Chinatown’s nine streets and four imposing gates to unearth the neighbourhood’s captivating history. Rewind right back the 1500s when the area was but a field – so to speak. Discover why Chinatown was the playground for Georgian intelligentsia. And find out how it became the thriving multicultural community it is today.

Each tour is led by a local expert who’ll fully immerse you in the sights, smells, sounds and characters of Chinatown’s fascinating past and present. Of course, no visit to Chinatown would be complete without a delicious meal and you’ll get a fine, family-style Chinese lunch to compliment your exciting journey.

Whether you’re curious about this incredible corner of London or want an immersive journey through a legendary food destination, Chinatown Stories tours are an unmissable experience. Taking place each week until 8 September 2018, they’re the perfect cultural solution for school summer holiday boredom, too.

Chinatown Stories: Community-Led Walking Tours

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until 8 September 2018.

Tours start at China Exchange, 32a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA

11.30am-2pm

Adults: £27

Children 5-6: £5

Children under 5: free

Call 020 7734 1931 or email info@chinaexchange.co.uk to book.

Click here for more information on Chinatown Stories: Community-Led Walking Tours.

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