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1881 Heritage
former Marine Police Headquarters
1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Above: The "1881 Heritage", originally headquarters of Hong Kong Marine Police.

1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Above: the main building at 1881 Heritage

"1881 Heritage" is an attraction in Tsim Sha Tsui with both shopping and historical site rolled into one.

Originally headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police from 1880's to 1996, it is now a classy place for name brand stores, restaurants, hotel and exhibition hall. Interesting elements of the site include an air raid shelter, Ball Tower, and an old banyan tree.

With the open space, various interesting shapes and lighting, it is also a nice place for photographs. In fact it is fast becoming a hot spot for wedding photos. After all, a marriage registry office is just across the road in the Cultural Center.


It is located at the southern tip of Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, so an easy way to get there would be by MTR.

  1. Take the MTR to the Tsim Sha Tsui station.
  2. Take exit E from the station.
  3. Once above ground, walk straight (going south) till you reach Salisbury Road.
  4. Turn right (on your right is The Peninsula hotel with a water fountain in front).
  5. Keeping going till you almost reach Canton Road. It is on your right at the corner of Canton Road and Salisbury Road.
1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Above: Ball Tower at 1881 Heritage against the backdrop of the Cultural Center across the street
1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Above: view from a high point at 1881 Heritage

Above: a lady taking a self-portrait with her phone at 1881 Heritage



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