Limehouse Chinatown

Boys on doorstep

Boys on doorstep

Wander East Through East: An Audio Tour of Limehouse Chinatown

Legacy of Limehouse Chinatown (Islington Chinese Association)

Chinatownology: Limehouse Chinatown 1860-1950

Chinatown, the Death of Billie Carleton and the “Brilliant” Chang (Blog from Nickel in the Machine)

Port Cities: Chinese in the Port of London

Untold London: The Chinese in Limehouse 1900-1940

John Seed (2006) Limehouse Blues: Looking for ‘Chinatown’ in the London Docks 1900-40. History Workshop Journal Issue 62, pp58-85 (link opens as pdf of journal article).


Chinese in Britain

Limehouse Causeway, 1920

Limehouse Causeway, 1920

British Chinese Heritage Centre

British Museum: Chinese diaspora in Britain (link opens as a pdf)

BBC Radio 4 Factual: Chinese in Britain

University of Waterloo: The Gambling Games of the Chinese in America (for a description of the games mentioned on this site)


Chinese Laundries

Blog site about the history of Chinese Laundries in North America


Chinese Restaurants

Curry, Spice & All things Nice: A history of the “Ethnic” Restaurant in Britain

Restaurant Hall of Fame: History of Chinese, Thai & other restaurants in Britain



Website content researched and compiled by Christopher Green of
Web design by Jessica Woo

Photographs from Tower Hamlets Local History Library Collection, National Maritime Museum, Mary Evans Picture Library and The British Cartoon Archive.

Historical map overlay images reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland.