EXPLORE THE STREETS OF HONG KONG ISLAND
EXPLORE THE STREETS OF HONG KONG ISLAND - FROM CENTRAL TO SHEUNG WAN
I’m a big advocate for putting on your walking shoes and pounding the pavement in order to better understand the city you’re in. This absolutely applies to Hong Kong - we spent many hours wandering, exploring and getting to know this vibrant city. There is so much to see and with so many people, sights and smells to take in it can be a little overwhelming on the senses!
One of my favourite areas to spend time exploring is the area between Central and Sheung Wan. SOHO is the area ‘south of Hollywood Road’, the second oldest street in Hong Kong. NOHO, the area north of Hollywood Road encompasses the main following streets - Peel, Graham, Gough and Gauge, and Bridges Street is also worth a wander along. Check out the PMQ building on Aberdeen Street - this 7-level building is a creative hub for designers and has many retail stores and restaurants (try Aberdeen Street Social). The mid-levels escalator will definitely save your legs more than a few steps so jump on and take a ride up!
You will find everything in this area - hip bars, restaurants, artisan stores, antiques, traditional markets and emerging design stores. Allow time to savour and enjoy this incredible area. Follow the crowds at lunchtime to the best spots to eat - try Little Bao on Staunton Street, enjoy a coffee at Noc Coffee in Graham Street followed by dinner at Ho Lee Fook on Elgin Street.