Chinatown

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neighborhood in the City of Westminster, London

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Wikipedia

English Chinatown, London

Chinatown is an ethnic enclave in the City of Westminster, London, bordering Soho to its north and west, Theatreland to the south and east. The enclave currently occupies 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 Chinatown was located in Limehouse in the East End.

Source: Chinatown, London

Russian Чайна-таун (Лондон)

Ло́ндонский ча́йна-та́ун — поселение китайцев в Лондоне. В разное время словом чайна-таун обозначали различные кварталы в пределах города, в настоящее время чайна-таун сосредоточен в окрестностях Джеррард-стрит в увеселительном квартале Сохо.

Source: Чайна-таун (Лондон)

Ukrainian Чайна-таун (Лондон)

Ло́ндонський Ча́йна-та́ун — поселення китайців у Лондоні. У різний час словом чайна-таун позначали різні квартали в межах міста, на кінець 2010-х чайна-таун зосереджений в околицях Джеррард-стріт у розважальному кварталі Сохо.

Source: Чайна-таун (Лондон)

cs Chinatown (Londýn)

Londýnský Chinatown (čínská čtvrť) je oblast v Soho v obvodu Westminster kolem Gerrard Street. Nachází se zde velký počet čínských restaurací, obchodů s potravinami a suvenýry. Jednou z nejznámějších restaurací je Wong Kei.

Source: Chinatown (Londýn)

Spanish Chinatown (Londres)

Chinatown es el Barrio Chino de Londres, y se encuentra en el Soho, en la Ciudad de Westminster del distrito del Gran Londres. Ocupa el área dentro y alrededor de Gerrard Street. Contiene una serie de restaurantes chinos, panaderías, supermercados, tiendas de recuerdos, y otras empresas chinas.

Source: Chinatown (Londres)

French Chinatown (Londres)

Chinatown est le quartier chinois de Londres, au Royaume-Uni. Situé à Soho, dans la Cité de Westminster, autour de Gerrard Street, il regroupe de nombreux restaurants, supermarchés, boutiques de souvenirs chinois.

Le quartier est une aire commerciale, peu de gens y habitent réellement.

Traditionnellement, les résidents de Chinatown ont eu principalement des connexions avec Hong Kong et Guangdong zone de la Chine continentale. Cependant, récemment, de nombreux nouveaux arrivants de la province de Fujian s'installent dans la région de Chinatown.[réf. nécessaire]

Source: Chinatown (Londres)

Italian Chinatown (Londra)

La Chinatown di Londra (lingua cinese: 伦敦唐人街) è lo storico quartiere cinese della capitale britannica.

È situata nella Città di Westminster intorno a Gerrard Street.

La prima comunità cinese si stabilì a Londra alla fine dell'Ottocento nei docks (nei pressi del Tamigi), durante la seconda guerra mondiale arrivarono sempre più cinesi che si stabilirono in altre zone della città aumentando così i pochi ristoranti cinesi presenti fino a quel momento. Il quartiere diventò sempre più prospero negli ultimi decenni del Novecento quando cominciarono a stabilirvisi, oltre ai commercianti, ogni tipo di lavoratori e nacquero le prime scuole cinesi.

Nella Chinatown vi sono ristoranti e negozi. Nei ristoranti si può gustare la cucina di qualsiasi regione della Cina, compreso il dim sum cantonese. Tra la fine di gennaio e i primi di febbraio, fuochi d'artificio e il volteggiare di draghi salutano il Capodanno cinese.

Source: Chinatown (Londra)

zh 伦敦唐人街

倫敦唐人街,或倫敦華埠,坐落于英國倫敦威斯敏斯特市的苏豪区(Soho),其中主要有中國餐館、中國商品店和紀念品店。

Source: 伦敦唐人街

Wikivoyage

English Chinatown

The main sights to see in London's Chinatown are the expressions of Chinese culture and Eastern ambience in Chinatown, and for a good Chinese meal. There are few souvenir shops for tourists and no museums or temples.

SourceLondon/Leicester Square (en.wikivoyage.org)

Italian Chinatown

Qui si osserva la cultura cinese radicata all'interno della metropoli e ci si può fermare a mangiare nei numerosi buoni ristoranti. Pochi negozi di souvenir e nessun museo.

French Chinatown

Chinatown se situe au sud de Soho.

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Places located in Chinatown

Statue of Charlie Chaplin

The statue of Charlie Chaplin in Leicester Square, London, is a work of 1979 by the sculptor John Doubleday. It portrays the actor, comedian and filmmaker in his best-known role, as The Tramp.

A memorial to Chaplin in the city of his birth was proposed on 25 December 1977, soon after Chaplin's death, by Illtyd Harrington, the leader of the opposition in the Greater London Council. Initial plans for a memorial in the Elephant and Castle, in South London where Chaplin spent his early years, were dropped and instead Leicester Square, at the centre of London's entertainment district, became the preferred location for the work.The bronze statue was first unveiled on 16 April 1981 (the 92nd anniversary of Chaplin's birth) at its original site, on the south-western corner of the square, by the actor Sir Ralph Richardson. An inscription on the plinth read THE COMIC GENIUS/ WHO GAVE PLEASURE/ TO SO MANY. The following year a slightly modified version was erected in the Swiss town of Vevey, which had been Chaplin's home from 1952 until his death. Following a refurbishment of Leicester Square in 1989–1992, the statue was moved to a site north of the statue of William Shakespeare, the square's centrepiece.In a later refurbishment of 2010–2012 Chaplin's statue was removed altogether, together with busts of William Hogarth, John Hunter, Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Joshua Reynolds. The statue was installed in a nearby street, Leicester Place, in 2013. This was in order to prevent damage to the sculpture during improvement works. In 2016 it returned to Leicester Square and was re-unveiled on Chaplin's birthday.

The Brain

The Brain was a house and techno music venue in Soho, London. It was located on the former premises of the Apollo Club on 11 Wardour Street. The Brain was founded in 1989 by Sean McLusky and Mark 'Wigan' Williams. Several now famous DJs and producers played at the club, including Norman Cook, Orbital, Leftfield, Billy Nasty, Goldie, Moby, Graeme Park, The Shamen, Mixmaster Morris, Ariel, Andrew Weatherall, and A Guy Called Gerald. At the time there was little actual live performance on the techno scene (this would change later with the advent of raves). The Brain encouraged live sets and P.As at a time when only mainstream house music used vocals on tracks.

The club is also famous for the eclectic crowd it attracted, including the likes of; Boy George, Gilles Peterson, Bobby Gillespie, Chemical Brothers, Rankin (photographer) and Jefferson Hack founders of Dazed & Confused (magazine), Paul Oakenfold, John Galliano, Rifat Ozbek, Gavin Rossdale from Bush (band), sommelier Jamie Drummond, artists Olly and Suzi, Trip City (novel) author Trevor Miller, Tim Simenon, Neneh Cherry, Mark Moore, George Michael, The Farm, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Robert Elms, editor of The Face Sheryl Garrett, founder of Loaded (magazine) James Brown, Jonathan Pocock, Michael Sale, Simon Woodruff and Ozwald Boateng. Global celebrities like Christy Turlington, Brigitte Nielsen, and Matt Dillon were also spotted inside the venue.Sean McLusky went on to set up (the now defunct) Brainiak Records with Tim Fielding releasing music by such early UK electronic heroes as Ultramarine and Pete Lazonby, as well as legendary compilation albums Live at the Brain - Volumes One and Two, B-Sides and The Best of Brainiak.

In the early and mid-1990s Sean McLusky masterminded various seminal London clubs and venues including; Love Ranch at Maximus with Mark Wigan, Club UK, The Scala (club) in King's Cross, and the multi-faceted Sonic Mook Experiment.

In 1994 Tim Fielding co-founded Mr C's London nightclub The End.

Wong Kei

Wong Kei (Chinese: 旺記; pinyin: wàng jì; Jyutping: wong6 gei4) is a Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown, once described as "the rudest restaurant in London". It was one of the largest Chinese restaurants in the UK with seating for around 500 diners.

Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema (PCC) is a repertory cinema located in Leicester Place, 40 metres north of Leicester Square in the West End of London. It shows a rotating programme of cult, arthouse, and classic films alongside recent Hollywood releases – typically more than ten different films a week on two screens (300 velvet seats downstairs and 104 high back leather seats upstairs). It also hosts the sing-a-long version of The Sound of Music, which has been shown on a regular basis for over five years, as well as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Joseph and The Room. The cinema has achieved a cult status amongst fans, sticking out as the only independent cinema in the West End.

Shaftesbury Theatre (1888–1941)

The Shaftesbury Theatre was a theatre in central London, England, between 1888 and 1941. It was built by John Lancaster for his wife, Ellen Wallis, a well-known Shakespearean actress. The theatre was designed by C. J. Phipps and built by Messrs. Patman and Fotheringham at a cost of £20,000 and opened with a production of As You Like It on 20 October 1888.

The theatre had a stage of 28' 6" square. The capacity was 1,196. It was located on the south side of Shaftesbury Avenue, just east of Gerrard Place.

43 Club

The 43 Club or "The 43" was a nightclub at 43 Gerrard Street in Soho, London that became notorious during the roaring twenties for outrageous parties frequented by the decadent rich and famous. Local myth provides many tales of provocative, licentious and sometimes criminal goings on. The proprietor, Kate Meyrick, was eventually gaoled five times before the club finally closed. Occasionally modern nightclub ventures in London and elsewhere call themselves "Club 43" and other variations of the name in honour of this infamous 1920s venue.

Flamingo Club

The Flamingo Club was a nightclub in Soho, London, between 1952 and 1969. It was located at 33–37 Wardour Street from 1957 onwards and played an important role in the development of British rhythm and blues and jazz. During the 1960s, the Flamingo was one of the first clubs to employ fully amplified stage sound and used sound systems provided by ska musicians from the Caribbean. The club had a wide social appeal and was a favourite haunt for musicians, including the Beatles.

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