Liverpool has a large colourful multi-cultural population, a high percentage of which is Chinese.Liverpool Chinatown is the first Chinatown established in Europe. Home to many reputable Chinese restaurants, Chinese takeaways, a huge selection of Chinese groceries from many Chinese supermarkets. 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 people descend on Liverpool’s Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.
Today, there are around 10,000 Chinese residents living in Liverpool and its surrounding areas. This includes the ever increasing overseas Chinese students from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of Southeast Asia.
Chinese immigrants around the world have always lived in close-knit communities, and the Liverpool Chinese population is no exception. This enables the community to be self-sufficient, whilst maintaining our traditional values, and cultural identity.