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Kowloon
Travel Guide

Kowloon which includes food, markets and signage

The buzzing hub of Hong Kong, Kowloon is packed with life and energy but also boasts charming, peaceful and picturesque spots in which to unwind.

A peninsula on the mainland north of Hong Kong situated on the Chinese mainland, Kowloon is a district with so much to offer visitors. You’ll find traditional Asian gardens and religious spots tucked away behind the impressive shopping precincts and glittering attractions, giving Kowloon a truly eclectic personality.

One of the main shopping precincts in Hong Kong is Tsim Sha Tsui, also known as, simply, TST. Here you can walk down Nathan Road, one of Hong Kong’s prime addresses and the central artery that runs through Kowloon. Lined on both sides with department stores, boutiques, jewellers’ shops, electronics and home ware stores, the street is a renowned shopping paradise. Many shops stay open until late, illuminating the entire district with the heady glow of brightly lit shop fronts and neon advertising signs. Check out some of the side streets off the main road and you may be rewarded with a great bargain.

Head to Harbor City for all of this and more, on a huge scale. One of Hong Kong’s largest shopping malls, it houses four separate zones with hundreds of shops, cinemas, and an abundance restaurants. It’s so easy to lose yourself for an entire day here.

Not far from TST, you’ll find the waterfront promenade, from which you should walk along the Avenue of Stars. Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this is a much-loved attraction honouring Hong Kong’s cinema stars. Every evening, crowds gather here to enjoy the free music and light show known as the Symphony of Lights.

But Kowloon is not all shopping malls and teeming promenades. There are some exquisite peaceful spots a world away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Hong Kong. Particularly impressive is the Chi Lin Nunnery Buddhist complex with its lotus ponds and peaceful courtyards. Next door, step into the Nan Ling Garden to admire the pretty surroundings of this lush green location.

To get to Kowloon, take the Star Ferry from Hong Kong’s central business district across to Tsim Sha Tsui. Alternatively, hop on board the metro taking the line running beneath the harbour.

Where to stay in Kowloon

Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is £44 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps away from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,355 reviews)
"could not enjoy free upgrade by Expedia, no bathtub, nice location"

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

Royal Plaza Hotel
The Langham, Hong Kong
The Langham, Hong Kong
5 out of 5
8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
The price is £94 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
This family-friendly Kowloon hotel is located by the sea, just steps away from Harbour City and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui Star ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)
"Breakfast was great. Attitude of the staff was excellent."

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2021

The Langham, Hong Kong
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
5 out of 5
72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
The price is £82 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Science Museum. Hong ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,338 reviews)
"Overall, a great stay. Just 1 suggestion: - hotel could consider using less single usage products, e.g. bathroom amenities, wooden chopstick at breakfast lounge. There are a lot of conscious traveller these days I guess, so we would like to travel in a more sustainable way if possible. Enjoyment ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel
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New International Guest House Superior Double 3
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
36-44 Nathan Rd Chung King Mansion, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui,
The price is £33 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, this holiday home is steps away from K11 Shopping Mall and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Victoria Harbour and Avenue of Stars are also within ...
New International Guest House Superior Double 3
50% Off! New 2BR Mongkok Apartment
50% Off! New 2BR Mongkok Apartment
102 Soy Street, Kowloon, Kowloon
The price is £466 per night from 24 Apr to 25 Apr
Located in the centre of Kowloon, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Ladies' Market. Langham ...
50% Off! New 2BR Mongkok Apartment
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
6 Tung Choi Street, Kowloon, A
The price is £99 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Located in Mong Kok, this apartment building is steps away from Ladies' Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Temple Street Night ...
[9FTA] Modern 1 BR apartment @ Mong Kok
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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