Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your
Own Adventure

Has your team got some time for themselves? Are they looking to indulge their inner wanderlust? Old Town Central is an exciting neighbourhood with boundless offerings packed with adventures. Whether your teams are on the hunt for local nibbles or looking to party with the best, there's literally something for everyone. Allow them to take the time to wander and explore the streets of Old Town Central, discovering all the best experiences in this vibrant and dynamic area. Here's our guide to Old Town Central's sights and attractions, categorised by types of travellers.

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Treasure Hunter

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Treasure Hunter

A mash-up of the old and new, there are hidden gems tucked on every street corner and alley in Old Town Central. If your teams are on the hunt for Chinese antiques, 31.Upper Lascar Row is bursting with everything from jade gems and Buddha statues to classic Bruce Lee posters. Another hotspot is 32.Select 18(18 Bridges Street, Central, +852 2549 2589), a treasure trove of vintage goods like old Polaroid cameras and vinyl records. 33.Bang Bang 70s(16 Aberdeen Street, Central, +852 6461 7448), as the name suggests, offers groovy clothing and memorabilia from the 70s.

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Fashionista

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Fashionista

Visitors to Hong Kong can spruce up their wardrobes and experiment with new styles with pieces from fashion-forward boutiques in Old Town Central. A must-visit spot is 34.Château Zoobeetle(38 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, +852 2559 8555; www.zoobeetle.com), a concept store by Parisian brand Zoobeetle that offers trendy, ready-to-wear outfits and even houses a wine bar inside. Scandinavian emporium 35.Squarestreet(15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, +852 2362 1086; www.15squarestreet.com) sells everything from swanky timepieces to locally designed accessories. Looking for something with a local flavour? Visit 36.Yan Shang Kee(Unit C, 1/F, 16A Elgin Street, Central; yanshangkee.wixsite.com/yanshangkee) where your colleagues can rent a fashionable qipao.

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Foodie

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Foodie

While Hong Kong is a renowned international food paradise, nothing beats the local flavours. Old Town Central is home to many iconic eateries that offer authentic dishes. For a traditional dai pai dong experience, pop along to 37.Sing Heung Yuen(2 Mee Lun Street, Central, +852 2544 8368) to tuck into their signature cripsy buns with lemon and honey and tomato noodle soup before trying 38.Lan Fong Yuen’s(2 Gage St, Central, +852 2544 3895) famous Hong Kong-style milk tea. Satisfy any sweet cravings with a portion of 39.Oddies’(45 Gough Street, Central, +852 2750 2111) innovative eggettes.

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Art Lover

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Art Lover

Art can be found beyond gallery walls, so numerous local and international street artists alike have turned the city streets into their personal canvases. See masterpieces like South Korean graffiti artist Xeva’s mosaic-style mural 40.(Tank Lane, Sheung Wan), done as a tribute to Bruce Lee, and the monochromatic mural next to Yuk Yip Dessert 41.(2 Elgin Street, Central), which reflects the unique harmonisation of the neighbouring restaurants. Also don’t miss Japanese celebrity Shingo Katori’s vibrant, colourful creation featuring a dragon 42.(Intersection of Hollywood Road and Shelley Street) and cityscape mural by renowned British street artist Dan Kitchener 43.(48 Elgin Street, Central) done in his signature urban impressionism-style.

Time Traveller

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Time Traveller

Traces of history can be found scattered around Old Town Central and your team can step back in time at these heritage landmarks. 44.The Duddell Street steps(Duddell Street, Central) is a historic stone staircase where you can see the last remaining gas lamp in Hong Kong. Marvel at the Edwardian-era architectural building that houses 45.Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences(2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, 2549 5123; hkmms.org.hk) and learn about the development of medicine in Hong Kong over the years.

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Movie Buff

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Movie Buff

Hong Kong has produced its fair share of cinematic classics thanks to legendary directors like John Woo and Wong Kar-wai. Recreate iconic scenes from movies such as Chungking Express at the 46.Mid-Levels Escalator(Jubilee St, Central) or take home a Chinese cheongsam from 47.Linva Tailor(38 Cochrane Street, Central, +852 2544 2456), which famously made the gorgeous costumes for In the Mood for Love.

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Fortune Seeker

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Fortune Seeker

Come by and pray for good fortune for the whole team at some of the oldest temples in the city. 48.Man Mo Temple’s(124-126 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, +852 2540 0350) well-preserved granite pillars, engraved wooden plaques and ancient mural paintings are worth the trip alone. Estimated to have been built between 1847 and 1862, this temple pays special tribute to the God of Literature and the God of War. There are also several smaller temples on 49.Tai Ping Shan Street dedicated to deities promising benefits like wealth and good health.

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Party Animal

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Party Animal

No visit to Hong Kong is complete without taking part in the city’s famously vibrant nightlife scene. 50.Lan Kwai Fong, the infamous party central, has more than 90 restaurants, clubs and bars packed on a slope ranging from classy high-end joints to more humble settings. Your team can’t decide which to go for? It doesn’t really matter as most of the partying takes place on the streets. Another stop to make is SoHo, which offers a more casual, though no less marvellous, alternative to Lan Kwai Fong. Locals and expats alike tend to mingle on 51.SoHo’s famous sloped steps for drinks and late-night hangouts.

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