Woo Cheong Pawn Shop is a building in Wan Chai completed around in year 1888, over 130 years ago. It is a four bays of balcony type tenement house with shops on the ground floor whereas upper levels were for residential purpose. one of the earliest owners of the building is Woo Cheong Pawn Shop. That’s why even after it was restored in 2007 and has become a place of fancy restaurants and bar, people still call it "The Pawn Shop". The rooftop is a hidden place that not many people know about. It is very awesome and most importantly, it is free to access.
The only way to access the rooftop is by lift. The entrance of the lift is at the back of the building.
Take the lift and go to the third floor. It is called "Farm" because when it was restored years ago it was like a rooftop garden. Since not a lot of people know about this place so it is rare to see someone here.
This building is a mixture of Chinese and Western architectural features so you can see the windows are in French style. Of course the balcony is the best place to check out.
That means when the restaurant downstairs want to use the rooftop for some private functions or events, they would close the area, but usually it’s opened. You can touch and feel this century-old declared monument. I love the view of the balcony so much because you can see the iconic Hong Kong skyscrapers like Central Plaza and Hopewell Centre. And watching the tram travelling underneath is my favourite, it’s so relaxing that I will never get tired of watching.
Since the area is opened between 11am until 8pm, the best time to visit is around sunset so you can enjoy the views of day and night.
Address: 66 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai