London Chinatown

Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:18 PM
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London Chinatown

Where is it? Is it worth a visit? Thanks.
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Nov 22nd, 2003, 03:35 PM
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It's essentially Gerrard St., near Shaftsbury and Charing Cross.

I'm couldn't tell you if it's worth visiting or not. I can tell you that there are some good little restaurants along there and that it was a very convenient area to eat before a quick walk to the theatre we went to on Haymarket.
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Nov 22nd, 2003, 06:26 PM
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Don't expect some sort of cultural mecca. It is a small street of restaurants with a couple cheap import stores thrown in. That's about it. Some of the restaurants are really very good, however, and it is a very convenient place for the theatre district.
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Nov 23rd, 2003, 09:27 AM
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The only reason to go there is to eat really - either a full evening meal or 'dim sum' in the afternoon, or maybe a cake/pastry from one of the Chinese bakeries.

It's very central, close to Shaftsbury Avenue, Picadilly and Soho. It's probably the best area in London to go for good, cheap food.
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Nov 23rd, 2003, 11:15 AM
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I can definitely echo the sentiment that it's basically restaurants. But I would add that the last time I was there about two years ago the best restaurants (several of them) were actually Vietnamese/Thai instead of Chinese. Well worth the visit for something to eat, otherwise no need.
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Nov 24th, 2003, 07:31 AM
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imo it's pretty with xmas lights & musicians this time of year - then make a dash to De Hems, the only Dutch pub in London, on Macclesfield Street . . . only 1/2 a block away

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