Hong Kong holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Autumn, Winter

October, November

December, January

Getting There

347 £GBP

LCY → HKG

Stay There

56 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas


Visa required

Currency
Chinese yuan
1.00 USD = 6.90 CNY
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+21°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 36 £GBP (30 min)
Bus: 2 £GBP (80 min)
Train: 6 £GBP (25 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 8 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 30 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.65 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.40 £GBP
Health & Safety

Travel insurance and vaccinations are recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 120
Police: 110

Why Hong Kong

Experience every intriguing side of this unique Asian city on Hong Kong holidays. Hong Kong represents a dichotomy – heaving modern metropolis on one side and traditional Chinese culture on the other. The city is a cultural melting pot with world-class shopping and dining options added to the recipe.

Shop at world-class supermalls packed with both big-brand stores and designer boutiques or choose a Chinese trinket or souvenir at the busy Kowloon night markets. Catch the train to Aberdeen, where skyscrapers loom over traditional junks moored in the harbour. Finally feed your appetite by dining on freshly-caught seafood or Michelin-starred Asian cuisine.

When to go

Climate

Hong Kong has four distinct seasons: a dry and cool winter, wet and unstable spring, humid and hot summer, and pleasantly warm autumn.

In winter temperatures hover between 15 and 19 degrees Celsius (59 – 66 Fahrenheit). The coldest months are December and January with temperatures sitting between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius (57 – 64 Fahrenheit).

Spring brings warmer, more humid weather with an average temperature of 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in March to about 26 degrees Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) in May.

Summer temperatures usually surpass 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) by day and are accompanied by high humidity; nights are also warm with averages of 26 degrees Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit).

Autumn is believed to be the most pleasant season for Hong Kong holidays with temperatures between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius (71 – 80 Fahrenheit) and humidity is much lower.

Where to go/stay

Hong Kong city proper centres around the Kowloon Peninsula and the strip of land opposite it on Hong Kong Island. The main tourist area is Tsim Sha Tsui, at the Kowloon Peninsula’s tip and is among the best places to stay for reasonably priced accommodation on holidays to Hong Kong. In basic terms, the Kowloon is more Chinese and less colonial and you can find prices that are generally cheaper.

Hong Kong Island is where the legacy of the colonial past can be seen at its strongest and some of the harbor-side hotels have been reputed as being among the places to stay in Hong Kong for many decades.

Things to do

Hong Kong offers an incredible range of things to do. Discover intriguing places; indulge in great shopping, delicious cuisine and fantastic nightlife scene in this stunning metropolis, where East truly meets West.

On Hong Kong holidays take in the city’s skyline which is particularly spectacular at night. Shop in high-rise mega malls or visit neon-lit night markets to haggle for bargains. Dine on gourmet Asian cuisine or freshly-caught seafood. Sip cocktails in a hip Kowloon bar or head to a throbbing nightclub in Hong Kong’s centre.

Take in awe-inspiring views of the city by taking a tram up to The Peak. Take a walk along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade or venture back in time at the traditional fishing village of Tai O. or test if Lady Luck is on your side at the largest casino in the world in Macau during your holidays in Hong Kong.

Combine shopping and dining with incredible views from the towering IFC mall in central Hong Kong or browse the stores at in City Plaza.

Eat traditional Chinese cuisine at one of the largest floating restaurants in the world, the multi-level Jumbo Kingdom.

Experience the decadence of 1930s Shanghai at the fashionable Salon De Ning lounge bar on holidays to Hong Kong or enjoy a beer in kennel-like décor at The Doghouse, or head to Mella for some dancing.