Tsim Sha Tsui is often synonymous with crowds, tourist hotspots, and businesses galore! However, don’t let that keep you away any longer as this area is quickly becoming a fun and popular spot for the whole family! With something new popping up all the time, it’s hard to keep up! But don’t worry, let us do the keeping up for you – from play, shopping malls, museums, dining, and activities – check out our top picks to make the most out of your days or nights in Tsim Sha Tsui!
Tsim Sha Tsui’s list of play areas keeps growing! The Donut Playhouse at the K11 Musea is every kid’s dream world complete with a 3-story slide along with digital and interactive fun to keep everyone entertained while you can even squeeze in some shopping! While you're there, check out the Peacock Playground, the attraction looks like a whimsical art installation. When the temperatures are rising, cool off with some ice-skating The Rink in the Elements Mall where penguin and seal assists are available for rent to help amateur skaters! For younger tots, the Baumhaus playroom offers a gorgeous space with a birch wood treehouse as the main attraction – the icing to the cake is that parents can sit at the adjacent coffee lounge to enjoy a relaxing cup while the kids play!
Donut Playhouse, click here!
Peacock Playground, click here!
The Rink, G/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2196 8016, www.therinkltd.com
More Play Nearby: SuperPark Hong Kong (near Olympian City in Tai Kok Tsui), Speedway Diner (Kowloon City), E3 Club (Kowloon Bay), Kidnetic (Kowloon Bay), Origami Cafe (Kowloon Bay), Playhouse (San Po Kong), Bungee Workout (San Po Kong)
It’s incredible that you can be in the crowded city one minute, and the next minute can have you wrapped in the tranquillity of a lush green park. That is the miracle of TST’s Kowloon Park! Literally located in the middle of the city, highlights include flamingos and bird-watching plus two playgrounds! If you want to combine some shopping for the grownups and play for the little ones, opt for the Elements Rooftop Playground or K11 Musea’s recently opened education and sustainability-themed park. For a family walk, the recently renovated Avenue of the Stars features handprints and statues of famous Hong Kong movie stars by the sea. Also nearby is the West Kowloon Promenade, where you can take your tykes for a family bike ride or enjoy a picnic in the open lawns.
Nature Discovery Park, click here for more information
The West Kowloon Promenade, click here for more information
Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, click here for more info!
Elements Rooftop Playground, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.elementshk.com
Middle Road Playground, Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon, Hong Kong, Website
Avenue Of The Stars, 3號 Hoi Bun Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Website
Tsim Sha Tsui dining has something to satisfy any age and any mood – from street casual to fine-dining. For a bit of local dim sum, Yum Cha will have your kids’ seal of approval, too, with dishes like a hot custard bun with googly eyes. Indulge in freshly made pasta at Pici or burgers and fries at Shake Shack. Craving something sweet? Desserts at Bayfare Social are as beautiful as they are tasty. Opting for something healthier, the new Avobar, perfect for avocado lovers as its name implies, includes sharing plates and vegetarian options. Embracing the urban feel, TST also offers beautiful options for alfresco dining in the city. For dining with a view, Hutong will impress with its views of the harbor and their free brunches for kids under 12!
Pici, 29-31 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Entrance on Hart Avenue), +852 2771 2231, email@example.com, www.pici.hk. Open Monday - Thursdays 12pm - 11:00pm, Fridays 12pm – 11:30pm, Saturday 11:30am - 11:30pm, Sunday 11:30am - 11:00pm
Shake Shack, OT G53, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2262 2768, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shakeshack.com.hk/en/location/harbour-city. Open Sunday - Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am – 11pm
Bayfare Social, 5/f, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8732, email@example.com, www.bayfaresocial.hk, Open 11:30am – 10:30pm
Avobar, Shop B201, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.avobar.hk. Open 10am – 10pm
Hutong, 28/f, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3428 8342, www.hutong.com.hk
From street fashion to high-end shops, TST could arguably be one of Hong Kong’s best areas from shopping! Granville Road is an entire street dedicated to small shops with young and quirky styles at discounted prices but also includes more well-known brands. A short walk away will lead you to Canton Road, where you’ll be surrounded by some of the city’s most expensive retail! This includes the old marine police headquarters turned luxury mall - the 1881 Heritage. For a broader range of shopping, TST’s upscale malls will satisfy your every shopping need! For fashion, luxury, beauty, tech, kids and baby goods, and groceries – check out Elements Mall, Harbour City, or K11 Musea. And if all that shopping leaves you hungry, don’t fret as the malls’ many restaurants serve every craving. For floors and floors of shopping, K11, ISquare and The One also house many brands.
Granville Road, Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit B1, 5-minute walk)
Canton Road, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit L5 or Austin Station MTR Exit F)
When the rainy days are looming, and the kids are still fuelled with energy, Tsim Sha Tsui’s many museums are the perfect spot to fit in some fun along with some hidden learning! The Hong Kong Space Museum’s 3D Dome and Omnimax shows are great for budding astronauts while the Hong Kong Science Museum’s Children Gallery will keep your little ones engaged for hours with interactive play areas such as the kid’s engineering site! History buffs may enjoy the Hong Kong History Museum or the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre located in the Kowloon Park, which housed British troops until the handover. Little artists will appreciate the vast collections at the Museum of Art. Little Steps Tip: Free admission on Wednesdays at the Science and Space Museum.
Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2723 3232, hk.science.museum. Open Weekdays except Thursday 10am – 7pm, Weekends 10am – 9pm
Hong Kong Museum Of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2724 9042, firstname.lastname@example.org, hk.history.museum. Open Weekdays except Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Weekends 10am – 7pm
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2208 4400, email@example.com, www.amo.gov.hk/en/hdc.php. Open Weekdays except Thursday 10am – 6pm, Weekends 10am – 7pm, Free admission
Hong Kong Museum Of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2721 0116, firstname.lastname@example.org, hk.art.museum. Open Weekdays except Thursday 10am – 6pm, Open Weekends 10am – 7pm
One of the guilty pleasures of living in Hong Kong is enjoying its cultural high-tea! And TST serves up every cup of tea! The iconic lobby of the Peninsula Hotel dishes up delectable scones for a truly traditional take on this British custom. Tea with a view? Look no further than the lobby of the Intercontinental – with massive floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Victoria Harbour + frequent themed sets + live music – this one ticks off all the boxes! For true tea connoisseurs, TWG Tea at the Elements mall offers over 1,000 single-estate, fine harvest teas, and exclusive blends as well as tea-infused delicacies. For something more feminine and modern, unleash your inner Holly Golightly at the Tiffany Blue Box Café with its signature blue color tastefully embellishing its walls and tableware. Another take on modern is RoboTea’s robots who create teas as well as provide an hourly robotic dance performance.
Tea With Vegan Options: Fortnum’s 181
Whether you have an active toddler or a Uni-bound teen, TST has countless afterschool activities to help kids pursue their interests. Dance, sport, languages, tutoring, exam prep – you name it, TST has it. ESF conducts many of its sports and language classes in its district schools. YMCA is another favorite in TST offering a wide selection of classes including swimming, cooking, dance, and phonics classes. The Cindy Dance Academy is a popular choice for ballet and jazz, while hip-hop dancers will love the Infinity Dance Studio’s fun classes. Sporty ones can play football at the nearby Kowloon Cricket Club through the Asia Pacific Soccer School or try some Jiu-Jitsu at the Kowloon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For tutoring and test preps, The All Round Education Academy provides some of the best tutors as does ALEC in TST.
YMCA – The Salisbury, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2268 7000, www.ymcahk.org.hk
USRC Tigers RFC (Rugby), Kings Park, 11 Wylie Path, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2385 8985, Website
All Round Education Academy, Unit 107, 1/f, Mirror Tower, 61 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2724 4240, www.allround-edu.com/tst