At the heart of the West End’s entertainment district
Chinatown is at the heart of the West End’s entertainment district, close to Piccadilly Circus and the important cluster of theatres and cinemas in and around Shaftesbury Avenue and Leicester Square. Although busy throughout the day, the area’s long-established night-time leisure economy also attracts large numbers of visitors. These long hours of trading, particularly at weekends, underpin the prosperity of the local economy.
Its many restaurants offer a wide variety of Far Eastern cuisine which has developed far beyond the tradition of Cantonese cooking which prevailed for many years. It now includes regional Chinese food as well as Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian and Taiwanese.
As of 31 March 2017
Valuation: £762 million: 22% of total portfolio
|% of village’s current income||22%|
|% of village’s current income||5%|
|Restaurants, bars and cafes|
|% of village’s current income||61%|
|% of village’s current income||12%|