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Origins

The Limehouse Chinatown Dragon sculpture is a fitting celebration of the Chinese community that lived in the vicinity of West India Dock Road for slightly less than a century from the 1880s till the 1960s.

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Thomas Burke & Tourism

In the 1920s Limehouse Chinatown became thought of as a notorious focus for crime, exotic mystery and alluring sexuality partly through the wildly imaginative writings of Thomas Burke, especially his first book of short stories Limehouse Nights: Tales of Chinatown of 1916.

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