Hotel guests at The Pottinger Hong Kong can enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Hong Kong -- including some of the best Hong Kong bars, pubs and clubs -- right on the doorstep. In daylight hours, a fascinating array of heritage sights and museums offer their own cultural refreshment.
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum, at Central Ferry Pier No. 8, is the place for all to do with ships and the sea. Nearby, the Hong Kong City Gallery showcases Hong Kong’s fascinating urban planning history. Up the hill lies the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, with stimulating exhibits on both Western and Chinese traditional medicine. Chinese tea culture is showcased in the lovely Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in Hong Kong Park.
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Much history lies hidden between Central’s high-rise buildings near The Pottinger Hong Kong. Pottinger Street itself is one example. Named after the colony’s first Governor, the street is also called “Stone Slabs Street” after its granite steps. Uphill, on Caine Road, Kam Tong Hall (an elegant early 20th-century mansion, now a declared monument) houses the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, with exhibitions on the ‘Father of Modern China’. Other heritage highlights include St. John’s Cathedral on Garden Road (1849); the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road (1847); and the Duddell Street Steps with their gas lamps, a popular setting for TV dramas.
A great site for cultural performances, shows and exhibitions in Hong Kong is Hong Kong City Hall. For details of the current Hong Kong City Hall programme, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/hkch or wander across to look for yourself; it’s only a 15-minute walk for hotel guests from The Pottinger Hong Kong. The City Hall complex includes a 1,434-seat Concert Hall, a 463-seat Theatre, and an Exhibition Hall, along with the Hong Kong City Hall Restaurant, a popular spot for enjoying local dim sum in Hong Kong.
The streets of Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), Hong Kong’s premium nightlife area, have some of the best hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues in Asia. Further up the hill, the upmarket wine bars and sophisticated restaurants of SoHo (South of Hollywood Road) are perfect for that special evening out. Further on still, newly stylish NoHo (North of Hollywood Road), and the lanes around Tai Ping Shan Street further west, blend traditional living with hip modern lifestyle stores and trendy cafes.