Central is a hustle and bustle of commercial, retail, residential buildings and hotels, and is also the primary business district of Hong Kong.

Many of Hong Kong's landmark buildings are located here, such as the International Finance Centre, Jardine House and HSBC's headquarters. Geographically, Central stretches from the ferry piers on the north of the island up to the ‘Soho' district (South of Hollywood Road) just below Caine Road. At the northern part of Central, one will find the high-end shopping malls, such as the IFC and the Landmark filled with luxury brands.

Residential Blocks

In the northern part of Central around the harbour, there are very few residential units available as buildings tend to be either commercial or retail. As we move up the escalator to Soho, there are mainly older residential buildings, including 'tong lau', or 'Chinese buildings'. These are usually four or five storeys, with no lifts or doormen, and sometimes may have a retail unit on the ground floor. These units tend to be suitable for either single people or a couple due to their smaller size.

Some of the top floor units also come with the roof terraces. Many of these 'tong lau' have now been renovated to high standards, often fully furnished. There are also high rise buildings, also with mainly smaller units. Central living appeals to professional singles or couples who want to live in the middle of the city close to work and their social life.

Central also has a wide selection of serviced apartments for short to medium term accommodation, ranging from the high-end luxury, such as Four Seasons Place, to smaller walk-up studios.

Facilities

The entertainment districts of Lan Kwai Fong and Soho are contained within Central itself. Lan Kwai Fong has many lively Western style pubs, bars and restaurants, and is pedestrianised at the weekends, with many of the bar clientele spilling out into the street.

Soho has a slightly more dignified atmosphere, with smart wine bars, restaurants and small boutiques. For food shopping, the wet market in Gage Street is great for fresh fruit and vegetables, but there are also many supermarkets dotted around Central for general grocery shopping.

These include chains which offer more Western imported products, such as Olivers, City Super, as well as the Wellcome and Park'n'shop supermarkets for more everyday groceries.

Transportation

Also within this area is the Central bus station underneath Exchange Square, as well as Central MTR station and Hong Kong station for trains, all offering many routes to all over Hong Kong. This includes the Airport Express which is a direct train to HKIA in 24 minutes.

Central is also served by the infamous Mid Levels escalator, claimed to be the longest outdoor escalator in the world (although strictly speaking, it is actually a series of separate escalators!). This is a covered walkway and escalator which starts at IFC and ends up in Conduit Road in Mid Levels but takes you through Central and into its Soho district.

Key characteristics:
  • Hong Kong’s business district

  • Close to high-end shopping malls

  • Plenty of dining options

  • Close to Lan Kwai Fong and SOHO

  • 24 minutes to airport on Airport Express

Property for Rent in Central & Soho

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Manhattan Avenue

Central
Ref.#: 31549

A cozy 2 bed apt with balcony and light wood flooring throughout.

2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$22,000
SA 403
GA 567

Soho 38

Soho
Ref.#: 31487

A freshly painted studio apartment in this popular modern block situated right on the...

0 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$25,800
SA 271
GA 400

Lilian Court

Central
Ref.#: 31417

A high floor 2 bed apartment, offered in excellent condition throughout, with modern...

2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$22,000
SA 319
GA 513

Cheung Fai Building

Central
Ref.#: 31056
0 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$20,000
SA 298
GA 427

Caine Tower

Central
Ref.#: 30854

2 bed apt with lovely city and harbour views in good location. 

2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$26,000
SA 433
GA 660

Au's Building

Central
Ref.#: 30967

One-bedroom apartment in a classic Chinese walk up building, located right next to...

1 bedroom
1 bathroom
For rent HK$19,800
SA 343
GA 450

Caine Tower

Central
Ref.#: 30688

A cozy 1 bedroom apartment near Soho. Superb location near all amenities. Walking...

1 bedroom
1 bathroom
For rent HK$21,000
SA 319
GA 493

Greenville

Central
Ref.#: 30700

A stylish 1 bedroom apartment on Glenealy with both the Central business district and...

1 bedroom
1 bathroom
For rent HK$35,500
SA 618
GA 953

Amber Lodge

Soho
Ref.#: 52990

A renovated studio apartment on Hollywood Road. Walking distance to Central, shops...

0 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$29,000
SA 274
GA 440

2-4 Elgin Street

Central
Ref.#: 5629

*This two bedroom apartment has been converted into a very large studio. Has been...

0 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$17,000
SA 332

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Popular Properties in Central & Soho

Name Location Size (sq. sf.)
1 U Lam Terrace 1 U Lam Terrace 361 - 590
10 Gage Street 10 Gage Street 508
11 Chancery Lane 11 Chancery Lane 379 - 436
11-13 Old Bailey Street 11-13 Old Bailey Street 296 - 415
15 Shelley Street 15 Shelley Street
16 Shelley Street 16 Shelley Street
17 & 17A Shelley Street 17 & 17A Shelley Street 612 - 728
18 Shelley Street 18 Shelley Street 464 - 602
18 Square Street 18 Square Street
19 Old Bailey Street 19 Old Bailey Street 324 - 473
2 U Lam Terrace 2 U Lam Terrace 150 - 510
2-4 Elgin Street 2-4 Elgin street 313 - 483
2-4 Square Street 2-4 Square Street 512 - 533
2-4 Staunton Street 2-4 Staunton Street 376
21 Elgin Street 21 Elgin Street 449 - 779
26 Lyndhurst Terrace 26 Lyndhurst Terrace
27-31 Elgin Street 27-31 Elgin Street 252 - 307
280-282 Queen's Road Central 280 Queen's Road Central 385 - 386
3 U Lam Terrace U Lam Terrace 3 377 - 717
34 Staunton Street 34 Staunton Street 1,000
34-36 Gage Street 34-36 Gage Street 278 - 503
36-38 Elgin Street 36 Elgin Street 643
37-39 Elgin Street 37-39 Elgin Street 419 - 481
38 - 40 Aberdeen Street 38 - 40 Aberdeen Street 398 - 398
40 Elgin Street 40 Elgin Street 426 - 604
40 Staunton Street 40 Staunton Street
41 Square Street 41 Square Street 418 - 493
49-49C Elgin Street 49-49C Elgin Street 361 - 473
6-8 Staunton Street 6-8 Staunton Street 420 - 459
60-62 Staunton Street 60-62 Staunton Street 595 - 595
63 Peel Street 63 Peel Street 335 - 395
65 Wyndham Street 65 Wyndham Street 520
66 Hollywood Road 66 Hollywood Road 357 - 357
68 Peel Street 68 Peel Street 684
7-9 Shin Hing Street 7-9 Shin Hing Street 308 - 369
70 Peel Street 70 Peel Street 667 - 691
75A Hollywood Road 75A Hollywood Road 325
76 Peel Street 76 Peel Street 411 - 435
9 Elgin Street 9 Elgin Street
9-13 Shelley Street 9-13 Shelley Street 323 - 446
Amber Lodge 23 Hollywood Road 274 - 493
Arbuthnot House 10-14 Arbuthnot Road 506 - 539
Asiarich Court 5 Staunton Street 520 - 520
Au's Building 15-19 Hollywood Road 337 - 785
Bel Mount Garden 7-9 Caine Road 547 - 780
Botanical Court 5 Caine Road 1,286 - 1,326
Caine Tower 51-57 Aberdeen Street 319 - 598
Cherry Court 107-109 Caine Road 414 - 525
Name Location Size (sq. sf.)
Cheung Fai Building 45-47 Cochrane Street 268 - 298
Chung Hing Court 67 Peel Street 198
Como Como Hollywood 118 Hollywood Road
Escapade 55 Elgin Street 593 - 593
Excellent Soho 4-5 Wo On Lane 500
Felicity Building 54-58 Hollywood Road 219 - 382
Fook Shing Court 50 Wyndham Street 401
Fortune Court 18-20 Arbuthnot Road 409 - 413
Four Seasons Place 8 Finance Street 690 - 1,800
Garley Building 45-53A Graham Street / 48-52A Peel Street 125 - 329
Glenealy Building 7 Glenealy 374 - 388
Glenealy Tower 1 Glenealy
Gold Shine Tower 346-348 Queen's Road Central
Greenville 2 Glenealy 618
Ho Fook Building 9 Old Bailey Street 221 - 228
Hollywood Terrace 123 Hollywood Road 755 - 941
Lee Fung Building 315 - 319 Queen's Road Central 214 - 310
Lee Wah Mansion 171-177 Hollywood Road 183 - 300
Lilian Court 8 Shelley Street 312 - 333
Lyndhurst Building 23-39 Lyndhurst Terrace 329 - 457
Madera Hollywood - Service Apartment 53 Hollywood Road 580 - 750
Manhattan Avenue 255 Queen's Road Central 399 - 419
Merlin Building 30-34 Cochrane Street 288 - 394
Million City 26-30 Elgin Street 372 - 396
Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road 1,200
Rich Court 88 Peel Street 311 - 343
Shama Hollywood 9-11 Staunton Street 298
Shelley Court 21 Shelley Street/23-25 Shelley Street 305 - 365
Shiu King Court 4-8 Arbuthnot Road 481 - 526
Soho 38 38 Shelly Street 400 - 1,108
Soho 69 69 Hollywood Road
SOHO Plus 6-7 Wo On Lane 600
Soho Square 21 Lyndhurst Terrace
Staunton Building 14-18 Staunton Street 264 - 269
Sunny Building 57-59 Wyndham Street 610 - 630
Sunwise Building 112-114 Wellington Street 231 - 423
Tai Lee Building 15-19 Elgin Street 279 - 348
The Elgin 51 Elgin Street 424
The Mood @ Soho 5B Chancery Lane
Tung Yuen Building 7 Chancery Lane 286 - 357
Villa Serene 3 Staunton Street 280 - 330
Winly Building 1-5 Elgin Street 290 - 369
Winner Building 27-39 D'Aguilar Street 295 - 756
Winning Centre 46-48 Wyndham Street
Winning House 26 - 28 Hollywood Road 556 - 556
Wo On Building 8-12 Wo On Lane 182 - 499
Yin Serviced Apartment 97A Wellington Street
Yuen Lam Mansion 3-4 Glenealy 556 - 792