Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Not so long ago the waterfront in Causeway Bay was a mass of junks and sampans huddling in the typhoon shelter for protection, but these...
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
It’s private but you can try to get visiting membership if you belong to a reciprocal club. Subscription fees are waived for the first...
Dickens has been popular with expats and locals for decades. Designed to resemble a British pub, it has a longer beer list that includes...
This laid-back cafe treats its bread with as much reverence as its salads and pastas, which makes it a refreshing choice for a light meal.
221 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay · interesting places nearby
Noonday Gun information
A colonial tradition dating back to the mid-1800s, the daily firing of this Hotchkiss 3-pounder naval gun was made famous by the Noël Coward song 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' ('In Hong Kong, they strike a gong, and fire off a noonday gun/To reprimand each inmate who's in late'). The gun stands in a small garden opposite the Excelsior Hotel on the waterfront, where its noon-on-the-dot firing always draws a small crowd.
The Noonday Gun is tricky to find – it's accessible via a tunnel through the basement car park in the World Trade Centre, just west of the Excelsior Hotel. From the taxi rank in front of the hotel, look west for the door marked ‘Car Park Shroff, Marina Club & Noon Gun’.