Recreate the trip made by presenter Richard Ayoade and actor Jon Hamm - 48 hours in Hong Kong packed with adventure. Tai Chi on the harbourfront, a helicopter ride over the city, eccentric fashion choices from the beloved Sam's Tailor and local delicacies not for the faint hearted!
Drawing inspiration from Travel Man: 48 Hours in Hong Kong, follow in the footsteps of Jon and Richard as they navigated the city’s food and drink scene, ventured into the sartorial world of custom-made garments and took in sky high views at The Peak.
Tai chi was developed many centuries ago; its graceful movements choreographed to help balance the body’s internal yin and yang, doing as much for the mind and soul as for the body. To this day, the timeless movements of this martial art are regularly practised in Hong Kong to relieve stress and improve health.
Plan your trip > Take classes with Pandora and William
For the ultimate sartorial experience, you can visit one of Hong Kong’s many tailor shops, renowned for their style, quality and speed, as many can turn around production in just 24 hours!
One of Hong Kong’s most famous outfitters, the legendary Sam’s Tailor has attracted a long list of notables. Established in 1957, Sam and his son offer fine tailoring services – as perfectly demonstrated by Richard and Jon, below.
Plan your trip > Explore Hong Kong’s tailor shops
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
Get sky high with some seriously impressive views on your path to enlightenment. The Ngong Ping 360 cable car is the best way to travel to Lantau Island. If you’re brave enough, opt for the ‘crystal’ cable to view the ocean and hillside peaks beneath your feet.
Plan your trip > Lantau Island
Local Food Tours
Eating like a local is the best way to capture the essence of Hong Kong’s vibrant food scene. From dai pai dongs (open air street stalls) to food tours with a local guide – you’re never short of places to grab a quick bite to eat.
Plan your trip > Eat like a local
If you’re short on time in Hong Kong, be sure to visit the city’s number one attraction: Victoria Peak. The Peak Tram has been in operation since 1888, and the steep funicular railway is as impressive as the view that awaits. Head up early to beat the crowds and spot the morning joggers, or time your visit just as the sun sets and the harbour begins to light up.
Plan your trip > The Peak
Highlights from Travel Man: 48 Hours in Hong Kong