Central is the beating heart of Hong Kong’s business, shopping and entertainment scene. In this fast-paced neighbourhood, you’ll see shimmering glass-and-steel skyscrapers and upscale malls standing alongside centuries-old shophouses. There are some beautiful green spaces to enjoy, including Hong Kong Park and Victoria Peak.
Things to do in Central
Escape the crowds in Hong Kong Park, an urban oasis in the heart of the city. The park cascades down a hillside and features terraced gardens, bubbling fountains and a tumbling waterfall. Stroll along tree-lined paths, enjoy a picnic on the grass and watch koi fish swimming in the ponds. Walk down to Victoria Harbour to enjoy the views and watch ferries cruising in and out of the marina.
The Peak Tram whisks you up Victoria Peak, where you can enjoy sweeping views over the city skyline and the harbour. It’s been operating since 1888 and is one of the oldest funicular railways in Asia. There are fantastic walks to explore at the summit, including the three-kilometre Morning Trail.
The Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts occupies a former police station and has been reimagined as a cultural complex. Enjoy a meal at the fine-dining restaurant, sip cocktails at the trendy bar and admire modern masterpieces at the JC Contemporary gallery houses in the old prison yard.
After dark, Lan Kwai Fong transforms into a lively nightlife district. The compact enclave is popular with expats and is brimming with bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In nearby SoHo, you’ll find some of the city’s best wine bars and bistros.
Getting around Central
Central is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The district is serviced by fast and efficient public transport, including buses, trams and trains, while taxis are a convenient way to get from A to B. Hong Kong International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.