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  • PMQ

    Address:
    35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong .

    Formerly the Police Married Quarters, PMQ now houses works by promising young artists and designers in Hong Kong. Not only will you find a fascinating line-up of creative studios and designer products here, but there are also exhibitions and workshops all year round, giving you insights into the local creative scene. What’s more, this creative space doubles as an art canvas as well – be sure to check out the 20 flights of staircases here that have been decorated by groups of talented artists who were all inspired by tales of Hong Kong.

  • Fringe Club

    Address:
    2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong .

    Situated amid the hustle and bustle of Central, Fringe Club distinguishes itself from the surrounding high-rises with a neoclassical exterior made of milky white and brown bricks. Since it inhabited part of the Old Dairy Farm Depot in 1984, the Fringe Club has been a celebrated exhibition and performance venue, and has helped introduce experimental works to the city’s art scene. Catch a host of poetry reading sessions, exhibitions and plays and musical performances while you’re here, but be sure to check the events calendar before you visit.

  • H Queen’s

    Address:
    80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong .

    This newly opened 24-storey vertical art space is currently home to eight world-class galleries and auction houses including David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, Tang Contemporary Art, as well as Hong Kong’s very own Pearl Lam Galleries. But what sets H Queen’s apart from other art spaces in the city is its massive venues. Expect an elevated art-viewing experience at these multi-floor galleries and plenty of large-scale installations that wouldn’t fit in other locations.

  • Tai Kwun

    Address:
    10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong .

    Tai Kwun, meaning ‘big station’ in Cantonese, was a nickname for the former Central Police Station Compound, which boasts a history of more than 170 years. The site comprises 16 heritage buildings – all magnificent works of architecture. The former Police Headquarters, for example, is a resplendent example of Neoclassicism while the barracks, built between 1862 and 1864, is known for its distinctive Roman-style arch.

     

    Wonderfully preserved, the historical site has since been transformed into an arts and culture hub – and one of the largest conservation projects to date in Hong Kong. Along with two newly built structures, the original buildings now house art galleries, retail shops and various bars and restaurants. Tai Kwun also hosts curated art exhibitions, performances, workshops, film screenings and guided tours, so be sure to check ahead for schedules and details.

  • Man Mo Temple

    Address:
    124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong .

    A five-minute walk from Tai Ping Shan Street, Man Mo Temple is a stunning complex estimated to have been built more than 150 years ago. It comprises three blocks, each serving different purposes. The namesake structure, Man Mo Temple, pays tribute to the God of Literature and the God of War, while Lit Shing Kung was created for all heavenly gods. Finally, Kung Sor was an assembly hall for resolving community disputes.

     

    A great place to visit for history lovers, the well-preserved historic building houses a bronze bell dating back to 1847 and a sedan chair from 1862. The structure itself is just as fascinating, and comprises granite pillars, granite door frames, engraved wood plaques and ancient mural paintings.

  • Hong Kong Observation Wheel

    Address:
    Hong Kong Observation Wheel, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong .

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    Get stunning day- and night-time views of the spectacular Victoria Harbour on the 60-metre-high Hong Kong Observation Wheel.

     

    The wheel has 42 luxurious gondolas (including one VIP gondola) that comfortably seat eight passengers. The area around the wheel includes a plaza for events as well as drinks and snacks.

  • ifc mall

    Address:
    8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong .

    ifc mall is one of Hong Kong’s most visually appealing shopping destinations. It allows you to complement a relaxing afternoon of shopping with soothing water views, and conclude it with a gourmet meal enjoyed to the backdrop of the glamorous harbour. The large mall houses over 200 international brands, ranging from mid and upper-priced clothing to luxury fashion.

     

    The mall is part of a complex that includes some of the most exclusive office space in Hong Kong, as well as the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel, where you can enjoy both Chinese and Western Michelin-starred fare. There are more  earth-bound eateries available too, and the roof garden with views across the harbour to Kowloon is a public space.

     

    A network of covered and elevated walkways connects the ifc to several other luxury malls in Central, the Hong Kong-Macau ferry pier, Sheung Wan, and as far as SoHo (via the Central–Mid-Levels Escalator), so you can mosey around Central on rainy days  without your feet touching the ground.

     

    With the mall resting above a transport hub that includes the Airport Express Hong Kong Station, you could always break your journey to or from the airport with a stop here.

  • Lan Kwai Fong

    Address:
    D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong .

    Lan Kwai Fong is one of Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife hot spots and home to over 90 restaurants and bars. The atmosphere ranges from stylish wine pairings to raucous jelly shots and the food on offer is as diverse as the clientele.

     

    Thanks to Hong Kong’s dominance in Asian cinema, this centre of late-night revelry is so renowned that its official street sign is more photographed than many of the celebrities who haunt its clubs. Mostly, the area is crowded with people from the surrounding offices of Central, eager to shake off the working day or week. Get in the thick of it with a street side perch, or watch the antics on the road below from one of the upper floors.

     

    Lan Kwai Fong usually hosts carnivals and other celebrations during major festivals, such as Halloween, Christmas and New Year and has its own beer festival.

     

  • SoHo

    Address:
    Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong .

    Referring to the area south of Hollywood Road, SoHo is the multicultural wine, dine and swanky nightlife side of Central. The upmarket bars and exotic restaurants of SoHo’s historic and narrow streets are chic to the extreme.

     

    Come during the day to explore the neighbourhoods attractive fashion boutiques, art galleries and antiques shops. Indulge in lunch and a glass of vino or hang around for sundown, when SoHo really comes into its own.

  • The Peak

    Address:
    Mid-Levels, Hong Kong .

    If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island, this has been the city’s most exclusive neighbourhood since colonial times — back then it was the cooler air that attracted the rich and famous; in the post air-conditioning era, the views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes keep them coming.

    That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama melts into pink and orange before reincarnating as a dazzling galaxy of light, shimmering beneath you. And if you listen carefully enough, you can hear Asia’s world city humming below.