London - the melting pot

london collageFew cities are more multi-cultural than London. Some communities come to London and start to blend in almost immediately but thankfully many maintain their own cultures, customs and way of life adding another layer to London’s vibrancy.

Eat, shop or wander around some of the areas listed below and you’ll discover some new tastes and products you didn’t know existed. Rather than give long lists of restaurants, shops and attractions, we're assuming you're adventurous, enterprising souls. This overview isn't exhaustive but should provide some starting points for your explorations.

Where to go to eat, shop and enjoy different cultures

Cultures & communities


Brixton, Harlesden, Shepherds Bush, Tooting, North Kensington
Greek, Cypriot & Turkish Enfield, Stoke Newington, Haringey
Asian Tooting, Wembley, Southall, Newham, Tower Hamlets
Chinatown Gerrard St
Korean New Malden
Italian Clerkenwell, Soho
Japanese North & West London, Finchley, Hampstead
Middle Eastern Edgware Road, Kensington
Polish West London, Hammersmith, Ealing
Spanish & Portuguese Notting Hill, Golborne Road
Thai West & South West London, Putney

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