Central & Soho
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.
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.
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 or Three Sixty, as well as the Wellcome and Park'n'shop supermarkets for more everyday groceries.
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.
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
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Popular Properties in Central & Soho
|NAME||LOCATION||SIZE (SQ. SF.)|
|1 U Lam Terrace||1 U Lam Terrace||361 - 590|
|1-3 Shin Hing Street||1-3 Shin Hing Street||346 - 353|
|10,12,14 Gage Street||10,12,14 Gage Street||460 - 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||454 - 533|
|2-4 Staunton Street||2-4 Staunton Street|
|21 Elgin Street||21 Elgin Street|
|24-26 Gough Street||24-26 Gough Street||353 - 392|
|254 Hollywood Road||254 Hollywood Road||334 - 354|
|26 Lyndhurst Terrace||26 Lyndhurst Terrace|
|26A-28 Peel Street||26A-28 Peel Street||328 - 394|
|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|
|30-32 Lyndhurst Terrace||30-32 Lyndhurst Terrace|
|338 Apartment||338 Queen's Road Central||547 - 1366|
|34 Staunton Street||34 Staunton Street|
|34-36 Gage Street||34-36 Gage Street||278 - 503|
|36-38 Elgin Street||36 Elgin Street||604 - 727|
|37-39 Elgin Street||37-39 Elgin Street||419 - 481|
|40 Elgin Street||40 Elgin Street||426 - 604|
|40 Staunton Street||40 Staunton Street|
|41 Square Street||41 Square Street||418 - 493|
|46-52A Peel Street||46-52A Peel Street||375 - 390|
|49-49C Elgin Street||49-49C Elgin Street||302 - 473|
|6-8 Staunton Street||6-8 Staunton Street||420 - 459|
|60-62 Staunton Street||60-62 Staunton Street|
|63-63A Peel Street||63-63A Peel Street||335 - 395|
|65 Wyndham Street||65 Wyndham Street|
|66 Hollywood Road||66 Hollywood Road||357 - 357|
|68 Peel Street||68 Peel Street|
|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|
|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 - Soho||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|
|Aveny Serviced Apartments||31 Wyndham Street||615 - 730|
|Bel Mount Garden||15 Arbuthnot Road||547 - 780|
|Botanical Court||5 Caine Road||1286 - 1326|
|Caine Tower||51-57 Aberdeen Street||319 - 598|
|Cheung Fai Building||45-47 Cochrane Street||268 - 298|
|Chung Hing Court||67 Peel Street|
|NAME||LOCATION||SIZE (SQ. SF.)|
|Como Como Hollywood||118 Hollywood Road|
|Escapade||55 Elgin Street||593 - 593|
|Excellent Soho||4-5 Wo On Lane|
|Fat Li Mansion||Peel Street 62-64||238 - 244|
|Felicity Building||54-58 Hollywood Road||219 - 382|
|Fook Shing Court||50 Wyndham Street|
|Fortune Court||18-20 Arbuthnot Road||409 - 413|
|Four Seasons Place||8 Finance Street||690 - 1800|
|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|
|Ho Fook Building||9 Old Bailey Street||221 - 228|
|Hollywood Terrace||123 Hollywood Road||755 - 941|
|Kam Lei Building||80-82 Peel Street|
|Kingearn Building||24/26 Aberdeen Street||293 - 533|
|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||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 - Arbuthnot Road||2 Arbuthnot Road|
|Rich Court||88 Peel Street/||311 - 343|
|Shama Central||22 Peel Street||500 - 1250|
|Shama Hollywood||52 Hollywood Road|
|Shelley Court||21 Shelley Street||318 - 365|
|Shiu King Court||4-8 Arbuthnot Road||481 - 526|
|Soho 38||38 Shelly Street||400 - 1108|
|Soho 69||69 Hollywood Road||380 - 650|
|SOHO Plus||6-7 Wo On Lane|
|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|
|The Gage||36 Gage Street||382 - 490|
|The Helena May||35 Garden Road|
|The Mood Lyndhurst||38 Lyndhurst Terrace||468 - 1060|
|The Mood Soho||5B Chancery Lane||548 - 1081|
|The Precinct||3-4 Chancery Lane|
|The Staunton Suites||22 Staunton Street||306 - 399|
|Tung Yuen Building||7 Chancery Lane||286 - 427|
|Villa Serene||3 Staunton Street||280 - 330|
|Winly Building||1-5 Elgin Street||290 - 369|
|Winner Building - Central||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|
Guide to Residential Districts
Hong Kong Island