Whenever talking about the modernised historical areas in the city, Central is the first place that comes to mind. Although the landscape of the areas is always changing, many quiet neighbourhoods still survive as witnesses to the history of the Central district.
A hidden gem sandwiched between SoHo and Mid-Levels’ towering residential high-rises, Prince’s Terrace offers a peaceful and charming escape from Hong Kong’s buzzing atmosphere. Because it is pedestrian-only, Prince’s Terrace finds itself lucky to be free of noise pollution despite sitting just one street away from bustling Caine Road.
Lined with classic Chinese walk-up buildings, tong lau, potted plants and lush greenery, Prince’s Terrace feels like a close-knit and serene neighbourhood. Old banyan trees and leafy canopies lend a sense of ease, comfort and tranquillity to the street. Of course, nothing on Hong Kong Island is very far away, and you can easily make your way down to Central on the Mid-Levels escalator which runs right past.
In recent years, Prince’s Terrace has become home to a number of locally-loved independent art galleries, beautiful cafés, and a day spa for some well-deserved pampering, making it the perfect spot for relaxing with family and friends on the weekends. Its charm has been infectious; surrounding streets in the area have likewise opened new local restaurants and cafés, especially along Shelley and Peel Streets.
Charm aside, as they say in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Prince’s Terrace’s prime location, combined with a lack of available apartments on the market, ensures that this street will always be in demand from those looking to lease close to the Central Business District, to buy for their own use, or to invest in.
When you join the city’s biggest “spooktacular” events at Lan Kwai Fong this coming Halloween, don’t miss out on a dreadfully fun visit to the nearby Prince’s Terrace, where many horrible yet hilarious Halloween accessories and decorations will joyfully surround you for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to be generous to the happy trick-or-treaters when you spot them wandering around the area!