Soho, Hong Kong Travel Guide

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.


coffee academics 

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 PizzeriaWe 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.

For more on where to eat in Hong Kong head to this guide


tai cheong


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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  • Reply
    April 14, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Hey Shelby 🙂
    Those photos are amazing – the ones of the city in all it’s crazy splendour :)! I just had to ‘pin’ that photo you took of a produce stall from above, it was too perfect! I have never heard of the SoHo district in Hong Kong, but that is one of the reasons I read your wonderful blog – so I can learn more about our incredible world :D.
    I have read many blogger’s comments about customer service in china, and so many people report having a better experience. Do you think that is the case? 🙂
    xX Zoe | http://life-gazing-and-wildstrawberries.blogspot.com/

    • Reply
      April 22, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      It really is considering it’s so cloudy and gloomy there (not complaining I think we agreed we both liked fall weather!) Aw awesome! I think you’re the first person to pin something 😀
      I have no idea honestly! Can’t say we had poor service anywhere. I know this man at Home Essentials offered to make us coffee, tea or espressos and cookies while we walked around. He also gift wrapped our stuff because they were christmas presents and it was just all around cool. I felt important 😛

  • Reply
    April 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I’d love to explore Hong Kong one day! SoHo is definitely high on my list of things to do there.

    Chalsie | The Workshop Co. x

    • Reply
      April 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Ya you should definitely check it out! I wish we had more time to explore some of the other areas in Hong Kong but oh well! I’m still jealous of you for seeing shanghai 😛

  • Reply
    Growing Positive
    April 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Looks like such a quirky little town, would be amazing to visit. Such cool photos, those knits on the poles reminds me of back home in London. Near my house there used to be somebody that would knit all over the trees and fences in my area. Some of that graffiti looks really interesting. So glad you had a good time 🙂

    Growing Positive

    • Reply
      April 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      It is it’s so vibrant and different :] Oh that’s so cute I wish I new how to knit around things! Thanks so much :]


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