What’s it like showing Chinese travellers around London?

If you’ve ever taken a stroll around central London, it’s pretty likely you’ll have spotted some tourists along the way. In fact, over 37 million tourists visited the UK in 2016 – and a growing number of them were from China.

As part of the China-Britain Trade Expo, we caught up with Jay Smith. Jay is co-founder of Beiwei 55, a tour company for Chinese visitors to the UK. All their tour guides are from the UK but speak fluent Chinese – and they have some fascinating insights about what visitors to London are most curious about.

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Catherine Jessup

A languages nerd with a food obsession and lifelong music bug, CJ can often be found panning the internet for golden Chinese indie tunes and toting around culinary experiments in a fancy lunchbox. Host and producer of East Meets West and Reporter for pandaradio.co.uk and gbtimes.com. Find them on Twitter @cjessup_gbtimes