Liverpool has a large multicultural population, of which a high percentage is Chinese. The Chinatown here was the first to be established in Europe and is easily recognised by the beautifully crafted Chinese Arch that adorns the entry. The arch was imported piece by piece from Shanghai, a city which Liverpool is twinned with.
The ceremonial arch stands at 13.5 metres tall and is the largest in Europe, in fact it is the tallest standing arch in any Chinatown outside of mainland China.
Around Liverpool’s Chinatown area, you’ll find a tasty selection of Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants and Chinese supermarkets. Explore Berry Street for a diverse mix of cuisine and beyond that, Bold Street.
Every February thousands of revellers descend on Liverpool’s Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.