Flights to Hong Kong: practical information
Cheap airlines to Hong Kong
If you're looking for cheap flights to Hong Kong, look no further. There are so many airlines touching down in this incredible place that the choice is all yours. As it's a long-haul trip from the UK, there are few low cost airlines offering cheap flights to Hong Kong. As for regular airlines, take your pick from British Airways, Air Canada, Air China, All Nippon Airlines, Dragonair and others. Whichever you choose, make sure you compare the prices far in advance to get the best offer.
When to book flights to Hong Kong
Prices for flights to Hong Kong don't fluctuate too much throughout the year. You'll find flight tickets for around £500, give or take a nifty fifty. Hong Kong is a year-round destination, although the weather does change drastically with the seasons from hot and rainy in summer, warm and humid in spring, sunny in autumn and cool but dry in winter.
- Peak season: Late autumn, from October to Christmas.
- Low season: Rest of the year, although flight prices don't dip too much.
Direct flights to Hong Kong from London take 12 hours.
Experience Hong Kong: what to see, what to do
Hong Kong is like no other destination. It's a cross between Cantonese China with a touch of Britian from its colonial past. Today it's a huge destination for Asian tourism but it comes at a price. It's up there as one of the most expensive Asian places to visit but don't let that deter you from spending your holidays in Hong Kong, the culture and nature of this place will certainly impress.
Essentials in Hong Kong
Victoria Peak: The best views of Hong Kong are by far from the Victoria Peak Tower. The Peak has been home to the most affluent and rich since the British colonisation and there is plenty of high-ranking restaurants, museums and shopping malls to keep you busy during the day. Take the Peak Tram up to the tower.
New Territories: For a taste of Hong Kong's traditional heritage, head to to the New Territories and hike the Ping Shan Heritage Trail which will take you past some remarkable ancient sights along the way. Take a Hong Kong car hire there, since it's quite a jaunt from the city.
Hong Kong Museum of History: This museum is located in Kowloon and is one of the best museums in Hong Kong so if you only see one while you're on holidays in Hong Kong, make it this one. There is even a life-size recreation of a colonial street inside! Hands-on interaction is encouraged.
Lantau Island: Hong Kong isn't all skyscrapers and shopping malls, it has some impressive nature as well. Lantau Island is twice the size of Hong Kong Island and is worth visiting for the beaches, traditional monasteries and quaint fishing villages along the coasts.
Find more information on Discover Hong Kong.
Accommodations in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has more than 50,000 rooms available for tourists and visitors to this incredible place. You'll find everything from the most luxurious rooms to chic and shabby for the budget travellers. Expect hotel rooms prices to rival those of London or New York. If you find a truly budget place, don't expect much in terms of amenities. For something nicely decorated, spacious and comfortable, expect to dish out. Consider finding a Hong Kong hotel outside the city centre, this will affect the price drastically.