Having been to Hong Kong twice now, I know a few reasons why you should stay in Soho. At least for your first trip.
Staying in Soho had to have been one of the best decisions we’ve made on our trip to Hong Kong. You know the movie Lost in Translation? When Scarlett is wandering around – lights, smells, noise, people – everything enticing her? Well this was the feeling I had.
Where To Stay
I recommend staying at an Airbnb unless you’re prepared to spend a lot of money on accommodations. We stayed at this Airbnb our second time and it was small but perfect.
Where To Shop:
Mark & Spencer – If you’re sick of eating out then head here to pick up some fresh and healthy food for fairly cheap. If you wait closer till closing you’ll find a lot of pre-made dishes are marked down. Plus there’s a wine section right in the store so really, when you’re looking to have a night in you can’t find a better stop.
Goods Of Desire – is one of my favourite shops in Hong Kong. The bottom is a clothing store but if you head upstairs you’ll find lots of home good. If I had an apartment in Hong Kong I would definitely shop here.
Home Essentials – Is another favourite. It’s right by Tai Cheong Bakery (read more about that amazing bakery HERE) and they have the most brilliant home supplies. I asked the manager about shipping things to Canada but sadly they could not.. which makes me want to just pack up my stuff and move to Hong Kong so I can buy everything in that store. Also the customer service is amazing. It was beyond professional and welcoming. As soon as we arrived a man offered us espressos, lattes, wine. I’m pretty sure he had small cookies he offered us as well.
Where To Eat
Mana – This is a healthy vegetarian friendly place that has smoothies and a salad bar. It’s perfect for an afternoon bite.
Teakha – A very cute and small coffee shop. Their scones were delicious but you need to order a drink when you go in.
Cafe Deco Pizzeria –We stayed at an Airbnb and I could see this place out of my window. The pizzas are expensive but so good. I ordered from there twice and took it back to the apartment.
The Envoy – If you want amazing cocktails and a rooftop to spend the evening in then head here. They are famous for their unique cocktail glasses, everything is themed. They also have great fries.
Tai Cheong Bakery – My favourite bakery in Hong Kong so far. There is always a line out the door and it’s super cheap. Definitely recommend an egg tart.
Dim Sum Square – If you want dim dum this is a super cheap place to go and it’s really good. It’s not very vegetarian friendly but they have a lot of vegetarian desserts so if you like sweets it’s fine.
What To See
Victoria Peak – A short train ride away from soho. Just take the tram up. Be prepare for a long wait if you didn’t get tickets ahead of time.
International Commerce Centre – The biggest building in Hong Kong. You need to take the train to get here but you can go to the highest bar in the world. Ozone was amazing and very classy.
Head to the harbour – If you’ve ever wanted to go to a Junk Ship then here’s your chance. You can hope on on the island and then it takes you across the bay. There is alcohol served on this ship. Seating is first come first serve.
What’s your favourite area in Hong Kong? If you could see one thing in Hong Kong what would it be?
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