Central is so much more than just a financial district. Sure, there's a bunch of high-end shops and luxury hotels, but you can also find some of the best nightlife in the city here. Or take it easy at a contemporary art gallery, followed up by a world-class dinner.
Descend a staircase towards the basement of the Standard Chartered Building to arrive at this stylish restaurant. Though sufficiently lit, the walls and fittings in the dining room are all dark, with stark Chinese decorations throughout the venue, like the giant abacus which hangs above a long table and the wall of Chinese calligraphy pens in a private dining room. The design is striking but the food, such as the excellent siu mai and Iberico char siu, is just as sure to impress.
Launched by a trio of Hong Kong’s finest local talent, The Old Man is a bar that’s prepared to do things its own way rather than rely on imported ideas or talent, no matter how trendy. Tucked away down an alley on Aberdeen Street, the bar is routinely packed as it mixes innovative drinks with appreciably attentive service.
Party hard with tourists, expats and locals alike in the city’s ground zero for debauchery. Lan Kwai Fong – or as locals like to call it, LKF – is Hong Kong’s most popular nightlife spot and the steep street is just as vital as Victoria Harbour. It comes alive every evening, packed with after-work drinkers and general revellers. With more than 90 restaurants and bars to pick from, check out our list of the best happy hour deals to ensure the best time.
Elevating timeless luxury to a whole new level, the Four Seasons is a home away from home for those who appreciate the best of the best. Dedicated to providing the perfect travel experience for all guests, the Four Seasons offers an impeccable list of services and amenities ranging from Michelin-starred dining, a 24-hour fitness centre, a vitality lounge at the spa, two outdoor pools and a 24-hour business centre. Oh, and it's also home to one of the best views in the city, too.
If you do just one thing…
Take a ride up the Central to Mid-Levels escalator – the longest covered escalator system in the world.