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W1D West London Chinatown, Soho Square
Chinatown dates back to the late 18th century when the first Chinese community settled in London after being employed on ships operated by the East India Company. The first small community started around the docks at Limehouse. When Limehouse was destroyed by bombing during World War II the community migrated to where it is now.
British soldiers returning from the war in the Far East had developed a taste for Chinese cooking and contributed to the properity of teh neighbourhood. In recent years Chinatown has become a major tourist attraction. Gerrard Street is now pedestrianised and has unique Chinese style street furniture, including the pagoda style telephone boxes.
After the handover of Hong Kong to Communist China, Chinatown has further expanded with a fresh wave of immigration. The area is now packed with Cantonese and Szechuan restaurants and supermarkets specialising in far eastern cooking ingredients.
Late in January the Chinese New Year is celebrated with traditional dancing dragons and parties in the streets.