Upcoming Events

Join our CEO, Freya and hear more about how history, urban regeneration and changes in migration and tourist expectations shape the capital’s best known ethnic precinct and how London can learn from other Chinatown communities overseas. 

Share a morning of story time with us as we join Meilin and friends on their adventures around Chinatown. Can you spot the lions? Why are they here? Find out more about London’s Chinatown in a fun session written from the stories gathered for The Making of Chinatown.

A rare screening of the 1987 film Ping Pong with an introduction by the films lead actress Lucy Sheen. The release of Ping Pong was a defining moment for Soho’s Chinatown. Shot in the mid 1980s it featured David Yip, Lucy Sheen and the Making of Chinatown contributor, Hi Ching. It was the first feature film to be shot in the area.  

Inspired by the personal accounts we have gathered for the Making of Chinatown, we have written our own Chinatown children’s story. Families are invited to join us as we share the story of Meilin and her friends on their adventures in Chinatown, and help us complete the illustrations in our exhibition drawing session.

Inspired by the personal accounts we have gathered for the Making of Chinatown, we have written our own Chinatown children’s story. Families are invited to join us as we share the story of Meilin and her friends on their adventures in Chinatown, and help us complete the illustrations in our exhibition drawing session.