Although it is not one of the largest Chinese community in the world, London Cina Town well preserves its authentic spirt and truly mantains its own individuality. Located along and around Gerrard Street, off Leicester Square it spreads into Wardour Street at one end and Newport Place at the other. The area boasts a great variety of restaurants showcasing some of London's finest Asian cuisine. Along the bustling streets you can shop some unique Chinese crats, find Asian vegetables and authentic Eastern ingredients at Chinese supermarkets or relax at a reflexology specialist.
The best period to enjoy China Town is during Chinese New Year Celebrations, the biggest in the world outside China and one of the main outdoor event in the capital. This spectacular event, falls between late January and mid-February and lastes for 2 weeks. It opens with the traditional Parade and terminates with the magical Lantern Festival.