For a great alternative to Central, serviced offices in Sheung Wan provide many of the same benefits, combined with lower rental prices and a base in one of Hong Kong’s great cultural and historical locations. Based in the north west of Hong Kong Island, Sheung Wan was one of the first areas of Hong Kong to be colonised by the British in 1841. With this rich history, there are a treasure trove of antique shops lining the streets, and architecture reminiscent of the British colonial past can be found around every corner and down every alleyway. Less modernized than neighbouring Central, Sheung Wan is still a very active business hub and is seeing increasing investment in both residential and office space. Indeed, contemporary Sheung Wan is now more known for its commercialism and affordable serviced offices catering for international clients. Located close to the Central financial district, opening an office in Sheung Wan provides easy access to the heart of Hong Kong’s financial industry, extensive transport links and all at an affordable price. With the extension of the Hong Kong Island MTR line from Sheung Wan through to Kennedy Town, transport congestion in Sheung Wan has largely been eradicated. In addition to the popular MTR, the local buses and trams, as well as the competitively priced taxi service, ensure that employees and employers alike will be able to travel comfortably. Already home to an increasing number of hedge funds and private equity funds, renting office space in Sheung Wan is an entirely viable and cost effective alternative to neighbouring Central.