A crowded street in London Chinatown with sound (L


  • Code:  2253228
  • Loopable:  No
  • Duration:  17 s
  • Aspect:  4:3
  • Alpha / Matte:  No
  • Model Release: No
  • Property Release: No
  • License:  Royalty-Free
  • Location: LONDON, United Kingdom
  • Source: PANASONIC

A crowded street in London Chinatown. The name Chinatown has been used at different times to describe different places in London. The present Chinatown is part of the Soho area of the City of Westminster, occupying the area in and around Gerrard Street. It contains a number of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and other Chinese-run businesses. The first area in London known as Chinatown was located in the Limehouse area of the East End of London. At the start of the 20th century, the Chinese population of London was concentrated in that area, setting up businesses which catered to the Chinese sailors who frequented in Docklands. The area began to become known through exaggerated reports and tales of opium dens and slum housing, rather than the Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in Chinatown. Much of the area was damaged by aerial bombing during the Blitz in the Second World War, although a number of elderly Chinese still choose to live in this area.