Gough Street 歌賦街
Have you been wondering whether there’s anywhere in Hong Kong where the pace is slowed right down, but you’ll never be bored? Gough Street is the place! Answering the prayers of hipsters everywhere, this stylish neighbourhood has funky retailers, designer homewares stores and fashionable restaurants all in one place. This area is informally known as NoHo, which means north of Hollywood Road; a nod to the more established wine and dine district of SoHo. You might be familiar with Central, aka the heart of Hong Kong, where money flows and government buildings are everywhere. But Sheung Wan, the neighbourhood where you’ll find Gough Street is still underrated, but is a very unique and trendy area of Hong Kong. On one hand, it’ been lucky enough to preserve some of the traditional sides of Hong Kong. On the other hand, it’s Western influences blend in beautifully. Characteristic places worth visiting are Tai Ping Shan Street, Man Mo Temple and Upper Lascar Row Antique Market. And you know what? They are all in walking distance from each other and can be done in just a day! With the growing popularity of this artistic zone, it’s quite normal to find people doing snapshots with their OOTD and for graffiti artists to leave their trademarks on the streets. Make sure you visit before Hong Kong’s best kept secret gets out!