Prince’s Terrace is one of my favourite streets in the Mid-Levels. A hidden gem sandwiched between Soho and Mid-Levels’ towering residential high-rises, Prince’s Terrace offers a peaceful and charming escape from Hong Kong’s buzzing atmosphere. Because it is pedestrian-only, Prince’s Terrace finds itself lucky to be free of Hong Kong’s notorious noise pollution, despite sitting just one street away from bustling Caine Road.
Lined with classic Chinese walk-up buildings (tong lau), potted plants and lush greenery, Prince’s Terrace feels like a close-knit and serene neighbourhood. Old banyan trees and leafy canopies lend a sense of ease, comfort and tranquillity. Of course, nothing on Hong Kong Island is very far away, and you can easily make your way down to Central from the Mid-Levels escalator which runs right past.
In recent years, Prince’s Terrace has become home to a number of locally-loved independent art galleries, beautiful cafés, and a day spa for some well-deserved pampering, making it the perfect spot for relaxing with family and friends on the weekends. Its charm has been infectious; surrounding streets in the neighbourhood have likewise opened new local restaurants and cafes, especially along Shelley Street and Peel Street.
Charm aside, as they say in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Prince’s Terrace’s prime location, combined with a lack of available apartments on the market, ensures that this street will always be in demand from those looking to lease close to the Central Business District (CBD), to buy for their own use, or to invest.