Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown


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Finding us: China Exchange is a short walk from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus stations . Our address is:
32a Gerrard St
London W1D 6JA

Transport: Our nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. We encourage everyone to use public transport to reach us where possible.

Visiting us: Outside of the published times of our events and activities, we do not staff our reception area. If you have a meeting or need our help between Monday-Friday and arrive to find the doors closed, please call the office on 020 7734 1931.

Access needs: A November 2022 Access Guide to the Chinatown area is available here. Gerrard Street is pedestrianised from 11am-7am the following day. The nearest drop off point is Macclesfield Street, 161 feet/49 metres from China Exchange.

China Exchange has step free access from Gerrard St. There is lift and wheelchair accessible toilets on each floor. If you have access needs that you would like to discuss with us before visiting, please call or email us.

Research and academic requests:

We are approached regularly by researchers and research students who wish to learn from us or have China Exchange involved or supporting research in some way.  We help when we can and we are particularly committed to aiding research focused in particular on London’s Chinatown. We are a small team and are committed to running our existing programmes. If you would like us to help you, please include the following details in any request:

Your deadline

A summary of your research and what assistance you would like from China Exchange 

Your ethics plan

Media Requests:

Our team works part time. If you would like to gather information or book an interview with China Exchange, please contact us and provide details of your request and your deadline.