Old Town Central Tour by Walk-in HK
Explore “Old Town Central,” one of the oldest yet trendiest district in Hong Kong, where to discover the East meets West culture/history, art & design and hidden gems.
In 1858, the government named this street as such in memory of Hong Kong’s first governor. It is also known as ‘Stone Slab Street’ and is paved with uneven slabs of cobblestone to facilitate walking up the steep hill. A lot of costume shops featuring a wide selection of costumes, face masks, accessories, jewellery and wigs for theme parties.
The former Police Married Quarters has been transformed into a creative industries hub that is home to over a hundred shops, most of which showcase designer goods by local brands. Check out their website for details of exhibitions and special events.
The historic neighbourhood of Hollywood Road, with its old buildings and interesting boutiques, is an ideal area for a relaxing stroll. Keep an eye out for tucked away street art and graffiti in some of the streets and alleys that intersect the road.
PoHo is a laid-back neighbourhood comprising Tai Ping Shan Street, Po Hing Fong, Square Street and Pound Lane, with galleries, boutiques, specialty shops and cafés lining the streets and graffiti adorning hidden corners of alleys — an ideal place to spend a quiet afternoon.
Mid-Levels Escalator system is the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator system which stretches for over 800-metres and rising 135-metres through the streets of a steep hillside linking these districts of Hong Kong Island.
Together with the upper section of Elgin Street, it is the heart of the Soho entertainment area, featuring a number of restaurants, bars and shops.
Upper Lascar Row
The highlight of Upper Lascar Row is the seemingly endless row of antique stores, offering an eclectic collection of Chinese calligraphy, arts and vintage furniture. This runs parallel to stalls that sell an array of bric-à-brac collectibles, such as Mao Zedong alarm clocks and Bruce Lee posters.