The cosmopolitan Central District is in the north of Hong Kong Island. It had the name of Choong Wan but changed it in the 80s when the Island Line (MRT Metro) started. Nowadays it is the key administrative, political and business district of the city. It has it all: imposing buildings, restaurants, malls, fashion boutiques, and prominent landmarks. The main streets here are Connaught Road, Des Voeux Road, Queen's Road, and Charter Road. The district is the home to numerous multinationals and consulates general. Moreover, the government established their headquarters here – on Government Hill. It is a perfect place for companies and entrepreneurs who seek prestigious workspace with all-inclusive facilities. Here, serviced offices in skyscrapers offer first-class facilities: meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, luxurious business lounges, rooftop gardens and cafes for networking, proximity to leading companies, and, of course, magnificent views.
It is very convenient to get to any point of the city from Central. From Hong Kong Island to Kowloon across Victoria Harbour you can take a ferry at the Star Ferry Pier. One can get to the Victoria Peak, which gives spectacular views over Central, by bus 15 from the Exchange Square Terminal. Hong Kong Station is the main railway station in the city. It is in the heart of Central, beneath IFC mall, and serves as a terminus for the Airport Express. Trains run every 10 minutes, and it takes 24 minutes to get to the airport. Also, there is a metro line to Disneyland here. The best option to access the station from different parts of Hong Kong is by MRT metro.
The district is one of the best shopping areas in the world. For instance, the Prince's Building boasts not only serviced offices for rent but also top fashion boutiques. The other hot spots are the Landmark and Alexandra House malls, and Hollywood Road and Li Yuen Street. In addition, retail stores can be found in most office towers so that employees go do shopping after work without leaving the premises. Many high-rise building of the Central District are Hong Kong`s most famous and recognizable landmarks: the Cheung Kong Center, the Bank of China Tower, the Hong Kong City Hall (now hosts art performances), Jardines House (former Connaught Center), Exchange Square (home to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange), and, finally, the Two International Finance Center, which is now the tallest building on Hong Kong Island