Urban Explorer Series: Kate's Travel Itinerary

Urban Explorer Series: Kate's Travel Itinerary

“To me, urban explorer is more of a mindset. It is somebody who seeks adventure and inspiration in everyday life, no matter where they are. It is about having that lust for life and a love for seeking out hidden gems. Although travel is one of my major passions, I am truly in my happy place whenever I am exploring something new.”




Kate’s Hong Kong Travel Itinerary



Our Urban Explorer of the moment, Ms. Kate Sbuttoni, Founder of The Ginger Jar Lamps Co. shares with us the Top 8 most stunning interior spaces she has come across in Hong Kong and recommends you visit if you are in town. Follow Kate’s full itinerary below:


Man Mo Temple

Kate recommends that every guest should visit this immaculate 1800s temple nestled on Hollywood Road that features a lavish, traditional interior with dozens of incense spirals overhead. She particularly loves the gilt and ancient lacquer alters and ceilings hung with low-lit lanterns and smoking incense coils.


Man Mo Dim Sum, Hollywood Road

This Chinese dim sum eatery offers a relaxed environment with a stylish, minimalistic aesthetic. The innovative use of blue and white plates on display creates a striking wall feature.



Rosewood Hong Kong Lobby

Kate loves the graphic flooring, flattering lighting and impressive floral displays that set the tone for this city oasis.


The Magistracy, Tai Kwun

This latest eatery from renowned restaurant group Black Sheep Restaurants beautifully restores the former Central Magistracy building to protect the history of the monument and pay homage to bygone years – understated elegance at its best. 


Lok Cha Tea House, Hong Kong Park

Selected by the American Express Essentials as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the world, this tea house branch located inside Hong Kong Park in Admiralty is a full-service restaurant too. Kate adores the latticed room dividers and wooden shutters, offering a calming space to indulge in vegetarian fare and specialty teas.



The Library at The China Club

Head inside the China Club, an elegant, members-only club filled with art and antiquities from the 1930s Shanghai era. The intimate, soft lighting, eclectic art, plush soft furnishings, and canary yellow accents create the perfect den-like atmosphere.


Shanghai Tang Mansion, Duddell Street

This three-story mansion on Duddell Street cleverly utilises hanging lantern-style lights and intricate ironwork banisters to create a striking central staircase.


Central Market

The Central Market was the first wet market to open in the city. Known as an architectural landmark in Hong Kong, this multi-use heritage space located on Queen’s Road Central in the heart of Central district has been revitalized to combine modern functionality with historical significance. Take notice of its simple yet stunning interiors, in which the Urban Renewal Authority has partnered up with Chinachem Group to repurpose its many original features. This expansive indoor market houses numerous local lifestyle brands and offers exciting culinary experiences at various food stalls for you to enjoy.


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