The lively neighbourhood of Kennedy Town combines historic charm with contemporary appeal. Sip espresso at trendy cafes, shop at colourful boutiques and admire handsome colonial-era architecture. There’s a breezy waterfront promenade and access to one of the best hiking trails in Hong Kong.
Things to do in Kennedy Town
A collection of trendy cafes, bakeries and restaurants makes Kennedy Town popular with expats, where you can enjoy everything from coffee and croissants to pizza and pasta. You’ll also find authentic Hong Kong cuisine in Kennedy Town, including traditional noodle houses and dim sum restaurants. After dark, head to one of the hip craft breweries or cocktail bars in the neighbourhood.
Kennedy Town was once a hub for British settlers and has retained its colonial charm. Strolling around the tree-lined streets, you’ll see elegant buildings standing alongside modern skyscrapers. Lo Pan Temple showcases the neighbourhood’s local heritage and is dedicated to the Chinese god of builders. Admire the traditional architecture and colourful lanterns and tranquil atmosphere.
New Praya Kennedy Town stretches along the waterfront and treats you to spectacular views over the harbour. Wooden benches dot the promenade and are great places to watch the golden sunsets.
Hike up Mount High West for one of the best views in the city. The trail starts near Kennedy Town MTR Station and winds up the mountainside, with plenty of shade from the lush jungle. From the summit, you can enjoy spectacular views over Lantau Island, Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline.
Getting around Kennedy Town
Kennedy Town is located on Hong Kong Island, a 10-minute drive from Central Hong Kong. Kennedy Town is the last stop on the MTR Island Line, with trains running between Kennedy Town and Central Station in five minutes. Hong Kong International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.