Manchester’s Chinatown is a mainstay of the city’s socio-cultural geography.
Our Chinatown is uniquely ‘Northern’, flying the flag for Manchester, and for independence.
We remain an area with a strong sense of community and camaraderie but also offering a rich and varied day out.
It is an area that has grown organically, from one or two pioneering laundrettes and eateries in the early 20th century, to a sprawling assortment of South East Asian Cultures. Chinatown is much more than a few streets of retailers and restaurants; it is one of the most colourful areas of the city centre and abuzz with visitors, families and tradesmen. It is home to a cornucopia of characters and cultures, of all ages and origins. Welcome to Manchester’s Chinatown.