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Central: The 'it' District

As Hong Kong’s central business district, Central has remained as one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in the city. Its lively and colourful atmosphere is complemented with the beautiful view of Victoria Harbour as well as the expansive skyline panoramas from the area’s towering skyscrapers. Its transformation from day to night is eye opening; during the day, Central is a relaxing and laid-back district, however, when the night dawns, the area transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot. Central’s reigning power has prevailed through the decades and marks it as one of Hong Kong’s ‘it’ spot.

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Central


Central

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Transport

With numerous transportation options, getting to and from Central is extremely convenient. In addition to taxis, there’s a bus terminus at Exchange Square, ferries at Central Ferry Pier that take you to outlying islands like Lamma Island, Discovery Bay and Cheung Chau and the airport is only a train ride away from the adjoining Hong Kong station. For those who want to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Central, a tram ride is a nice and convenient way to venture around town while still staying in the midst of it all.


Central


Central


Central


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F&B

As food plays an integral part of Hong Kong’s landscape, Central is one of Hong Kong’s most colourful dining destinations. With a rich mix of traditional food stalls and trendy western restaurants, locals and tourists alike won’t be left hungry in Central. Yung Kee is a famous Chinese restaurant that sits on Wellington Street; the iconic restaurant spans over several floors and offers a Cantonese fare with barbecued meats being their specialty. For a lush dinner with expansive views of Central, head up to Ce La Vi in California Tower; the menu sees a range of modern Asian cuisine created by Ce La Vi Hong Kong’s executive chef Phillip Pak. Other notable restaurants include TokyoLima for Nikkei cuisine, 12,000 Francs for contemporary European or Spiga for a delectable Italian meal.

Nightlife

Renowned for its night life, Lan Kwai Fong in the Central area is buzzing with nightlife. Whether you’re popping in for a quick drink after work or you’re celebrating a special occasion, Lan Kwai Fong is abundant in bars, clubs and event spaces that are available to rent for private parties. Due to Hong Kong’s confined spaces, rooftop bars like Portico, which is a part of Italian restaurant Spiga, located in LHT Tower, is highly sought after for party-goers. therwise opt for a drink at Stockton, The Woods or new speakeasy, Employees Only Hong Kong.


Lan Kwai Fong


Lan Kwai Fong


Lan Kwai Fong

Leisure Facilities

Although Central doesn’t seem to be family-friendly with its steep stairs and narrow laneways, there are still some areas that are perfect for family days out.

Resting along the water and with views of the Victoria Harbour, the Central Harbourfront makes a nice spot for picnics and jogs, or alternatively take a ride on the newly reopened Observation Wheel. A part of the Central Harbourfront is home to several large events and festivals, including Clockenflap, The Great European Carnival and Art Central.


Central Harbourfront


Central Harbourfront

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