A Guide to Queen’s Road, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a thriving metropolis with plenty to see and do, but if you’re looking for an authentic experience that captures the spirit of the city, Queen’s Road is the place to go. Hong Kong’s oldest road is split into four sections: Queen’s Road West, Queen’s Road Central, Queensway and Queen’s Road East. The road begins in Sheung Wan, winding its way through the bright lights and bustle of Central Hong Kong and ending in Happy Valley.
Venture with us down Hong Kong’s most iconic street as we uncover some of the best places to eat, drink, shop, and sightsee near Queen’s Road.
Landmark Hong Kong
Located on Queen’s Road Central in the heart of the city, Landmark is a top Hong Kong shopping destination offering everything from designer labels and luxury goods to authentic fine dining and gourmet groceries. The mall is home to over 200 shops spanning multiple floors, with a wide variety of high-end fashion boutiques, exclusive retailers, speciality stores and more. For foodies, the options are endless, with numerous cafes, lounges and Michelin-star restaurants to wine, dine and unwind after a day of shopping in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for top-of-the-line shopping or unique cultural experiences, Landmark provides an exciting shopping experience for tourists exploring Queen’s Road.
SoHo & Lan Kwai Fong
SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong, located south of Queen’s Road, are two of Hong Kong’s most vibrant and colourful neighbourhoods. Each night, the streets of SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong come alive with ex-pats, city workers and tourists spilling out of bars and restaurants. These famous entertainment districts are filled with over 100 bars, street eateries, restaurants and clubs, with live music and street performers adding to the festive atmosphere. Explore the boutiques, art galleries and antique shops by day, and as the sun sets on Hong Kong’s horizon, head to your watering hole of choice and experience the area’s famous nightlife.
The Bank of China Tower
For architecture and design lovers, The Bank of China Tower is a must-visit while making your way down Queen’s Road. The stunning 72-storey skyscraper, the fourth largest in Hong Kong, was built between 1985 and 1990 and was the first supertall skyscraper outside of the USA. It stands 367 metres tall and features over 1200 clear glass panes with impressive triangular framework that makes it one the most distinctive landmarks on Queen’s Road in Hong Kong.
Man Mo Temple
Close to Queen’s Road, Man Mo Temple is a historic Hong Kong temple that dates back to the 1800s. The national monument is a compound composed of three buildings, Man Mo Temple, dedicated to the King Emperor Man and Holy King Emperor Kwan; Lit Shing Kung, where all other heavenly gods are worshipped; and Kung Sor, which was once used as a public meeting place to resolve conflicts. This urban temple, nestled amongst the chaos of Hong Kong, offers a serene escape infused with old-world charm, intricately carved statutes and age-old incense coils.
PMQ, located around the corner from Man Mo Temple and famous Queen’s Road, is a delight for foodies and design enthusiasts. It is home to a myriad of design studios and workshops showcasing clothing, jewellery, eyewear, pottery and paintings made by local artisans. The creative Hong Kong hub is the perfect place to catch a contemporary exhibition, find a one-of-kind gift and grab a coffee or bite from one of PMQs cafes and restaurants. The location also plays host to pop-up night markets, exhibitions, product launches and fashion shows, making it the perfect place to be inspired by the talented creatives of Hong Kong.
As you head north of Queen’s Road toward the waterfront, you will find the IFC Mall. Another Hong Kong shopping destination, the IFC Mall features over 200 exclusive international brands ranging from high-street fashion labels to sophisticated designer stores. With its wide array of restaurants, IFC Mall is also the perfect place for some well-deserved R&R after a long day of retail therapy. The mall sits beside Central Pier Waterfront Promenade, a top spot to take in the views of spectacular Victoria Harbour while grabbing some Instaworthy Hong Kong snaps.
Where to stay near Queen’s Road
For those looking to be in the heart of the action, Ovolo Central, located at the crossroads of SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong, is a luxurious hotel featuring 41 rooms and suites, plus Hong Kong’s finest vegetarian restaurant, Veda.