Chinatown is one of London’s most famous tourist attractions. Located in Soho, the area is a short walk from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. London’s original Chinatown was located in the East End, but the bombing incurred during The Blitz led to the original Chinatown’s decline and London’s Chinese population, boosted by newly arrived immigrants from Hong Kong, soon began to relocate to Soho. By the 1960s the ‘new’ Chinatown was truly established.
"Circus Animals on 33rd Street" | Photographer: Otto Bettmann, "A troupe of elephants and a zebra walk down 33rd street in Manhattan, heralding the arrival of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, New York City, New York, 1968.