London CCC

Our History

The London Chinese Community Centre was founded in 1980 and was the first Chinese Community Centre in the UK. It was pioneered by Dr Abraham Lue. Dr. Lue was a volunteer teacher at the Chinese Language School in Euston. He realised there was a growing demand and need for support services for the Chinese Community when parents used to come to him for advice and ask for his assistance in translating letters from schools, councils and doctors.

With Dr. Lue’s vision and determination the Chinese Community Centre opened in the heart of London’s Chinatown and has been serving Britain’s Chinese community for over 40 years.

Our Values

What we do

To improve

members of the Chinese community, and to work with them to meet their needs. 

What we want

To empower

the quality of life and well-being of the Chinese community , particularly for those who are disadvantage

What we aim

To focus


on preserving Chinese culture, arts and identity.

Our Founder

Dr. Abraham Sek Tong Lue


The late Dr. Abraham Sek-Tong Lue was a fellow at King’s College, London, where he taught in the Mathematics Department for 30 years.

He was the founder of the Chinese Community Centre in London (1980), and played an active role in promoting China-UK relations. 

Our Chairman

Christine Yau MBE

Christine Yau  has been the Chairman of the Chinese Community Centre for over 10 years, co-Chairman of the Soho Society and the Chairman of the Chinatown Stake Holders Group.

She played a leading role in the Chinatown Action Plan published in 2003, and the Chinatown Renewal Scheme in 2004-2005, which was shortlisted at the London Planning Awards for the best Community Project.

Our Patron

Lady Pamela Youde

Our Trustees 

Christine Yau   


Hanue Chan

Vice Chairman & Hon. Secretary

                           Dominic Lee 

                        Board member

Moved from Hong Kong in 1985, opened an authentic Chinese restaurant “Yming” the following year.  In 1996, Christine established “Chinese Master Chef Training School” in Westminster College to improve the quality of Chinese chefs, the same year she started to volunteer at the Chinese Community Centre and launched the “Chinese Victim Support Scheme” with the Metropolitan Police.  

Honouring her dedication to the Chinese community,  Ms Yau was elected as Chairman of the Chinese Community Centre in 2000.  Past works include working with the London Mayor to celebrate Chinese Culture during the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, took on the responsibility of building the traditional Chinese Gate in Wardour Street and a tea party to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, which was open to the public.

Our Team

Beverley Lin

Centre Director

Jessica Chan

Admin Officer

Wing Lee

Admin Officer

Rachel Lin

Information & Advice Officer


Daniel Singleton

Info Advice & Fundraising Officer 

Alan Cheng

Head Chef

Jenny & Simon

Taichi Teachers

Marco Liang

Chinese Painting Teacher

Sanly Ha

Calligraphy Teacher

ShuChen Warner 

Mandarin Teacher

Justin Mac

Youth Club Leader

Xiaoqin Wang