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Top Choice Funicular in Central District

Peak Tram

This cable-hauled funicular railway has been scaling the 396m ascent to the highest point on Hong Kong Island since 1888. A ride on this clanking tram is a classic Hong Kong experience, with vertiginous views over t…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Central District

Quinary

Consistently voted one of the world's top 50 bars, Quinary is a sleek, moodily lit cocktail bar that attracts a well-dressed crowd. Its gifted mixologists create homemade infusions of spirits and the Asian-inspired …
Top Choice Notable Building in Central District

HSBC Building

This unique building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster in 1985, has stood the test of time – more than 30 years on, its magnetism can still be felt in Central. On completion it was the world’s most ex…
Top Choice Museum in Central District

Tai Kwun

The long-awaited reinvention of Hong Kong's Central Police Station as a heritage and arts complex opened in May 2018. It's impressive and vast, with two courtyards and more than a dozen blocks that were formally dor…
Top Choice Cantonese in Central District

Duddell's

Light Cantonese fare is served in riveting spaces enhanced by artwork at this one-Michelin-starred restaurant-gallery. There's a graceful dining room, marble-tiled '50s salon and leafy terrace; creating one of the l…
Top Choice Museum in Central District

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This multilayered museum records 2000 years of Chinese maritime history and the development of the Port of Hong Kong. Exhibits include ceramics from China’s ancient sea trade, shipwreck treasures and old nautical in…
Top Choice Antiques in Central District

Wattis Fine Art

This upstairs gallery has an outstanding collection of antique maps, lithographs, photos and posters for sale. Rarely will you find such an extensive homage to Asian history, covering not just Hong Kong and Macau, b…
Top Choice Jazz in Central District

Peel Fresco

Charming Peel Fresco has live jazz six nights a week, with local and overseas acts on an intimate stage close enough for listeners to chink glasses with musicians. It's small, relaxed and friendly, and there's no be…
Top Choice Cafe in Central District

Lan Fong Yuen

This rickety facade hides an entire cha chaan tang (tea cafe). Lan Fong Yuen (1952) is believed to be the inventor of the ‘pantyhose’ milk tea and droves of Instagrammers come to worship here, drink in hand. Over a …
Top Choice Chinese in Central District

Old Bailey

The joy of Old Bailey begins with its snazzy Herzog & de Meuron–designed interior that mixes mid-century-modern Scandi with Chinese design principles, and the sweeping outdoor terrace overlooking Tai Kwun and So…