Made up of a grid of narrow streets, Kowloon is one of the most atmospheric parts of Hong Kong. Foodies should make a beeline for South Wall Street, where you'll find street stalls, dessert shops and restaurants selling Cantonese, Vietnamese and Thai delicacies (you'll find some of the city's best pad thai here). If you aren't sure where to go first, just follow your nose.
Kowloon is also home to a cluster of high-rise luxury hotels, often with rooftop bars and restaurants where you can sip cocktails or enjoy brunch overlooking Victoria Harbour. For a glimpse into Kowloon's past, visit the gorgeous Walled City Park, built on the site of the old Kowloon Walled City.
When the sun goes down, Kowloon comes alive. The Temple Street Night Market is the liveliest open-air bazaar in Hong Kong. Selling everything from clothes and electronics to street food enjoyed al fresco, as well as offering entertainment in the form of fortune tellers and opera singers, it's a colourful event.
Flight time from the UK to Hong Kong is 11 hours 45 minutes.
Transfer time from Hong Kong airport to Kowloon is approximately 40 minutes.
Summer in Hong Kong lasts from June through to August. These months see soaring temperatures and high humidity. Thankfully for visitors (and locals), most places will benefit from air-conditioning making these months still a good option for visiting. If you are looking for more comfortable temperatures and less rainfall, October to April are the best months to visit Hong Kong. The winter months (November to February) are the coolest and are great if you are happy to wrap up and explore the city.
British citizens do not require a visa.
It’s common for hotels and restaurants to add a 10% service charge to the bill.
The official language of Hong Kong is Chinese. English is widely spoken too.