Soho is a fashionable entertainment zone located in Hong Kong’s Central district, south of the harbor. It’s known for venues that are more casual than the ones you’d find in the nearby party zone of Lan Kwai Fong. Soho is the place to find bars, clubs and countless restaurants catering to all tastes, as well as boutique shopping and art galleries.
Hong Kong’s Soho means “South of Hollywood Road.” Between Hollywood Road and Queen’s Road Central there are dozens of restaurants, with the vast majority of menus priced at mid-range or cheaper.
Hong Kong Island is characterized by its steep, hilly terrain, and part of the fun of visiting Soho is the trip there. Ride on the 2,620-foot (800-meter) “Central–Mid-levels Escalators,” the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. It was built in 1993 to provide an easier commute for residents of Mid-level’s upscale apartments. Each morning the escalator takes employees down the hill to offices in the Central district, but later in the day you’ll find it teeming with shoppers and sightseers.
Visit Soho during the day to wander the narrow streets packed with ultra-fashionable galleries, boutiques and antique stores. The area offers anything from designer clothing and accessories, to eco-friendly furniture.
Stop for a late lunch and a glass of wine at any number of eateries offering “tea sets,” which are essentially cut-price meal deals offered in the afternoon, around 2 to 5 p.m. The area is popular with both locals and expats, and if you’re looking for a break from traditional rice balls and dim sum, you’ll find it here. There are plenty of Western-style restaurants in Soho, but every cuisine imaginable can be tracked down in the surrounding streets.
Stay for sundown, when Soho really comes to life. Take advantage of the popular “happy hours,” which see plenty of bars offering half-price drinks in the early evening,
To get to Soho, leave the MTR Central station by Exit C. The Central–Mid-levels Escalators begin at the intersection of Cochrane Street and Queen's Road Central.
Located in the city centre, this contemporary business hotel is in the Golden Mile shopping district, close to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and directly connected to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.
Located in the heart of Hong Kong's financial and commercial district, the 33-story Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong is a quarter-km (less than a half-mile) from SoHo.
Located in Central, this hotel is steps from Para Site Art Space, Xu Museum of Art, and Sin Sin Fine Art. Man Mo Temple and PMQ are also within 15 minutes.
Island Shangri-La occupies the top floors of Pacific Palace, a high-end shopping mall. Admiralty MTR Station is below the center, and Hong Kong Park is a few steps away. Guests can dance the night away on party street Lan Kwai Fong, a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
Located in Central, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Man Mo Temple and Western Market. Soho and Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal are also within 10 minutes.
A 5-minute walk from the Central-Mid-Levels escalator and 10 minutes from Central Station, Butterfly on Wellington is an ideal base for exploring Hong Kong. Guests can shop for jade trinkets and Ming vases on Hollywood Road, a 5-minute walk away, then hit the bars and restaurants in nearby Soho.
Located in Central, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal, and Soho. Western Market and Mid-levels Escalators are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Central, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Soho, and Lan Kwai Fong. Government House and Mid-levels Escalators are also within 10 minutes.