Your ultimate guide to Hong Kong

Discover the best things to do in Hong Kong, from bars and restaurants to gigs and art exhibitions

Hong Kong’s best markets
Shopping

Hong Kong’s best markets

Hong Kong’s street market culture is well known everywhere. Here, we’ve compiled a hall of fame of sorts, the most iconic markets in Hong Kong.

11 tourist attractions Hongkongers never go to
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11 tourist attractions Hongkongers never go to

From dodging Donald Duck to boycotting Buddhas, these are th tourist attractions real Hongkongers never go to.

The most beautiful buildings in Hong Kong
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The most beautiful buildings in Hong Kong

Our city has no shortage of impressive buildings – after all, what do you think makes up that world-famous skyline? In a concrete jungle that boasts everything from traditional shophouses and neoclassical monuments to glassy skyscrapers and postmodernist towers, it’s no easy feat to find the cream of the architectural crop. Still, we've taken on the challenge to present you a list of the most beautiful buildings in Hong Kong. Enjoy. 

Six must-have cameras in Hong Kong right now
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Six must-have cameras in Hong Kong right now

Change up your selfie game with these photographic gadgets.

The European Union Film Festival starts next week
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The European Union Film Festival starts next week

Forget the Oscars next Sunday and discover some real cinematic gems.

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The best Hong Kong restaurants

Best Hong Kong restaurants
Restaurants

Best Hong Kong restaurants

From longstanding favourites to new arrivals on the scene, these are our favourite restaurants right now.

Best cheap eats in Hong Kong
Restaurants

Best cheap eats in Hong Kong

Treat your stomach like royalty, without the royal price tag.

Hong Kong’s best cafés and coffee shops
Restaurants

Hong Kong’s best cafés and coffee shops

From Central to the Outer Islands, this is your guide to the best java in Hong Kong.

The best new restaurants in Hong Kong
Restaurants

The best new restaurants in Hong Kong

The newest restaurants and cafés reviewed anonymously by our critics.

Sustainability in the local food and beverage industry
Restaurants

Sustainability in the local food and beverage industry

Learn about the sustainability saints reducing waste in our city’s F&B scene.

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Hong Kong’s best bars

The 50 best bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs

The 50 best bars in Hong Kong

We’re spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. Our famously crowded city is stacked and packed with great bars, especially in bustling neighbourhoods like Central and Wan Chai. Whether you prefer to relax over a craft brew, a single malt, a glass of red or a classic cocktail, Hong Kong has an amazing bar guaranteed to have you ordering ‘just one more round’.Let’s get started. And if we miss your favourite, let us know in the comments.

Hong Kong’s best beer bars
Bars and pubs

Hong Kong’s best beer bars

Hong Kong’s beer scene has gone from first to fifth gear in no time at all. Hongkongers are no longer beer averse and solely interested in fancy cocktails or whisky bars. In fact, it’s fair to say that no matter where you are in the city, you’re never too far from a good beer bar. As such, here are our top picks for the best places around to grab a brew. Cheers!

Know your local bar
Bars and pubs

Know your local bar

A guide to the defining elements of a good neighbourhood bar here in Hong Kong.

The best bars in Wan Chai
Bars and pubs

The best bars in Wan Chai

We count down the top 20 bars in Wan Chai and guarantee no solicitation, just celebrations.

Hong Kong’s best oyster and wine pairings
Restaurants

Hong Kong’s best oyster and wine pairings

It doesn’t get classier than this. Perfect for date nights.

The best of Hong Kong

The best things to do in Hong Kong
Things to do

The best things to do in Hong Kong

These are the essential things to see, do, eat and drink while you’re in town.

The 100 greatest Hong Kong films
Film

The 100 greatest Hong Kong films

Time Out's definitive 100 best Hong Kong movies.

The best things to do on a rainy day
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The best things to do on a rainy day

A sudden downpour doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun in Hong Kong.

Secret islands in Hong Kong
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Secret islands in Hong Kong

Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau?  Hong Kong is blessed with hundreds of islands, so it’s time to stop going back to the same old tourist traps. Looking to combine gorgeous sandy beaches, picturesque hikes and free things to do? These islands have got it all. Follow our guide and find out all the hidden gems and activities to do on our territory's outlying islands. 

The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong
Bars and pubs

The best rooftop bars in Hong Kong

Stunning drinks and even better views.

The top ten hiking trails in Hong Kong
Sport and fitness

The top ten hiking trails in Hong Kong

Lace up those boots and get out of the city with the best hikes in Hong Kong.

Life in Hong Kong

The top 10 places to Instagram in Hong Kong
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The top 10 places to Instagram in Hong Kong

Our city is an Instagrammer’s dream. Whether you’re looking to gather new followers or just want to spend a fun day taking cool photos, here’s where to head.

Top 10 unique Hong Kong dishes
Restaurants

Top 10 unique Hong Kong dishes

The dishes native to our city and where to find the best version of them.

Lies to tell tourists
News

Lies to tell tourists

With millions of tourists swarming to our SAR every month, we’ve compiled the best fibs to tell them on arrival. Because sometimes it’s just too entertaining not to

Hong Kong life hacks
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Hong Kong life hacks

Our city is a hub of activity, pretty pricey and flips from scorching heat to torrential rain. Here’s how to deal with it

Hiking trails for families in Hong Kong
Sport and fitness

Hiking trails for families in Hong Kong

Pop your trainers on, slap on some sun-cream and head out for a family adventure.

Hong Kong neighbourhood guides

Wan Chai
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Wan Chai

Wan Chai may be notorious for its red light district but it has so much more to offer. The district houses some of the most interesting architecture, as well as some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Home to locals and expats alike, there’s not much you can’t find, but here’s our pick of some of the best things to do, eat and drink in this vibrant neighbourhood. The difficult part was deciding what to leave out. Sam Sinha

Kowloon City
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Kowloon City

Pretty much everyone knows Kowloon City is Hong Kong’s Little Thailand, full of some amazing Thai restaurants. But that’s not all this neighbourhood has to offer. The area is also well-known for its spacious public parks, quirky independent shops and dessert stores, and an increasing number of themed-restaurants. Start here to discover the rich history and culture of this local neighbourhood.

Yuen Long
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Yuen Long

Yuen Long may be notorious for parallel trading but the neighbourhood is slowly transforming into one of the more exciting areas in Hong Kong, packed with fun yet cheap things to do, quirky restaurants and seriously Instagrammable street food. Here’s why your guide to the king of the north.

Sheung Wan
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Sheung Wan

Hong Kong’s original hipster neighbourhood is as cool as ever and has lost none of its edge.

Happy Valley
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Happy Valley

There’s more to Happy Valley than just the racecourse – though, a night at the races remains one of the best things to do in Hong Kong. The area is also home to many historic buildings, notable architecture and art institutions, as well as a wealth of local and international cuisines. Looking to discover more neigbbourhoods in town? Check out our other Hong Kong neighbourhood guides to get started.

Kwun Tong
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Kwun Tong

This former industrial area is home to various quirky activities, party rooms and unique indoor sport venues. 

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