Passing Through Chinatown

An interesting mix of the Chinese community who live and work in the area, other locals passing through Soho and curious tourists, the atmosphere alone makes Chinatown worth a visit.

There is central London rubbish to step around on the pavement, roasted ducks hanging in windows and the occasional waft of polluted air from dirty alleyways, but there’s also an amazing array of Chinese, Korean, Thai and other Asian goodies in the local supermarkets and corner shops, restaurants with dim sum and buffets galore. Like Banglatown in the East End, the street signs in Chinatown are written in two languages.

I passed through the other day and thought I’d share a few photos from an ordinary Chinatown day.

Dragon

Male Tonic

Duck

Chinatown

Do Not Enter

Shopping in Chinatown

Shoppers in Chinatown

Crispy Duck

Thai Jackfruit

Love in Chinatown

Oriental Delight

Be Health Centre

Magazines

Cigarette Break