Cornucopia of Delights

Tsim Sha Tsui – Cornucopia of Delights Tsim Sha Tsui – Cornucopia of Delights

Contrast the modern hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui with past treasures that bring its heritage to life.

Cornucopia of Delights (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Tsim Sha Tsui (known locally as ‘TST’) is literally a visitor’s dream come true, offering everything one typically want from Hong Kong rolled into one. It’s home to a variety of chic local and international restaurants, plenty of large modern shoppfing malls, beautiful historic buildings, fascinating museums, and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Last but certainly not least, its scenic waterfront promenade offers some of the best views of Victoria Harbour and the mesmerising Hong Kong skyline.

1. Hillwood Soho
Hillwood Soho

Hillwood Soho in Tsim Sha Tsui is a hangout favoured by locals, with a fun collection of bars and a selection of restaurants serving up delicious Asian cuisine.

How to get there

MTR Jordan Station, Exit D. Turn left and walk along Nathan Road, and then turn left again onto Hillwood Road.

2. Knutsford Terrace and Knutsford Steps
Knutsford Terrace and Knutsford Steps

Befitting of the famous food mecca that is Hong Kong, the Knutsford Terrace and Knutsford Steps area is packed with people savouring some of the many culinary delights and flavours that Asia’s world city has in its repertoire.

How to get there

Walk down the steps at the end of Hillwood Road, then turn right and walk along Austin Avenue and then Kimberley Road. Stay on the right and then turn right onto Observatory Road. Turn left when you reach Knutsford Terrace.

3 Former Kowloon British School
(Antiquities and Monuments Office)

The architectural gem of the former Kowloon British School opened in 1902 and is the oldest surviving school building constructed for the children of Hong Kong’s foreign residents. Now housing the Antiquities and Monuments Office the building has put a unique spin on typical Victorian-style design, adapting to local climate conditions with wide verandas, high ceilings and a pitched roof. It now houses Hong Kong’s Antiquities and Monuments Office.

How to get there

Walk along Knutsford Terrace and turn left and then right along Kimberley Road. Walk to the end of Kimberley Road and turn right until you reach the Antiquities and Monuments Office.

4. St Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s Church

The Anglican St Andrew’s Church has held a strong evangelical tradition for the past 100 years. Some of its early worshippers would arrive by rickshaws, cabs and sedan chairs! An account of that time reported that, “It was a great occasion for many Christians in Kowloon and their friends in Hong Kong.”

How to get there

St Andrew’s Church stands next to the Former Kowloon British School.

5. Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard
Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard

Bustling with shoppers day and night, this distinctive mall offers a variety of local and international brand-name stores.

How to get there

Cross Nathan Road and head to Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard.

6. Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

Built around 1910, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre once served as barracks for the British Army and the temporary home of the Hong Kong Museum of History. Its two blocks now house a thematic exhibition gallery, a lecture hall, a reference library and an activity room.

How to get there

Head inside Kowloon Park from the entrance next to the mosque. Follow the signs to the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre.

7. Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is one of the city’s most prestigious performing arts venues and it’s well worth checking out what’s on while you’re in town.

How to get there

Walk back along the promenade to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

8. Clock Tower
Clock Tower

As a romantic landmark echoing the Age of Steam, the Clock Tower was completed in 1921 as part of the original Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus.

How to get there

Head to the old Clock Tower located near the end of the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

Did you Know

At the nearby Star Ferry pier you can find the Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Centre where you can get the answer to any question you might have about Hong Kong.

9. 1881 Heritage
1881 Heritage

Located on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 1881 Heritage boasts an area of 130,000 square feet. It features a shopping mall, a heritage hotel and an exhibition hall. The original site of 1881 Heritage was occupied by the Hong Kong Marine Police as their headquarters from the 1880s to 1996. The building’s unique Victorian architecture epitomises its rich colonial background. Most of the Victorian-style sturctures on the site, including the Former Marine Police Headquarters Main Building, the Former Stable Block and the Former Time Ball Tower, highlight the city‘s rich colonial history and were preserved as Declared Monuments in 1994 as proof of their historical significance.

How to get there

Cross Salisbury Road to Star house and 1881 Heritage will be on your right.

10. Harbour City, Canton Road and Peking Road
Harbour City, Canton Road and Peking Road

Harbour City is one of the largest shopping and entertainment centres in Hong Kong with more than 700 shops and restaurants offering local and international brands. And if that’s not enough, adjacent to Harbour City you’ll find many leading international brand stores dotted along Canton Road and Peking Road.

How to get there

Harbour City is on the other side of Canton Road.