Nine streets – four gates – and a host of Chinese characters. Discover London’s Chinatown and support our special community with Chinatown Stories – this summer’s walking tours only available from China Exchange.
Did you know London’s Chinatown was abbey lands before Henry VIII’s Reformation in the 1530s? Or that jazz club Ronnie Scott’s started in Gerrard Street? What do the gingko trees and red lampposts mean? Why did the Chinese community move from Limehouse to Soho? Who was Brilliant Chang? Find out when you join a Chinatown Stories tour to explore below the surface of this unique part of London.
Each tour includes a lip-smacking Chinese lunch served family-style to allow you to relax, learn more from your guide and see the significance of Chinese food in the UK.
What makes our tours so special?
* We keep our groups small so that you have a more personal experience
*Over 2.5 hours, we cover an in-depth history of the area beyond the buildings and the symbols of Chinatown (but including those too) and enjoy lunch
*Chinatown Stories are led for the benefit of the community – all guides are trained community volunteers and a donation from each ticket support charities operating in the area.
Chinatown Stories: Community-Led Walking Tours is a project led by China Exchange, developed in partnership with the Museum of Soho and The Anglo Asiatic Arts and Heritage Alliance (AAAHA). The project has been supported by Chinatown London and Airbnb Experiences.
Please click on the dates below to book your tour. Select your dietary preference for lunch with your tickets. Do let us know at least 24 hours ahead of your tour of any food allergies: firstname.lastname@example.org
A 10% discount is available for five tickets or more booked in the same transaction. We can accommodate larger groups by request. Email us to find out more: email@example.com
Our tours are in English. We can also offer tours in Cantonese and Mandarin for groups of 2 or more. Contact us to make arrangements.
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