Interesting back alley names after UK capital, London Lane in Hong Kong Ap Lei Chau Island

Hong Kong’s short London Lane is near fishing village but it has no Buckingham Palace

Although it is named after the capital city of Great Britain, former British colony Hong Kong’s London Lane on the Ap Lei Chau Island has no Buckingham Palace or Big Ben🤣!

London Lane is just a short back alley.

London Lane is just a short back alley.

London Lane sign

 

It is only a 30-meter short back alley with only two back doors of a grocery store and bakery between two old tenement buildings.

London Lane is really short

London Lane is really short

 

However, as it is easy to get there by MTR (Lei Tung Station Exit A1), you can still tour the nearby Aberdeen fishing village by yourself (TIY).

Street decoration shows Aberdeen fishing village culture

Street decoration shows Aberdeen fishing village culture

 

Frank the tour guide is going to add Ap Lei Chau Island to the Hong Kong Island itinerary of his private car tour.

So after pandemic, clients may have Frank’s private car tour to take a selfie on this London Lane, take the included sampan ride and metro ride to taste the fishing village culture.

Tour it by yourself (TIY) the things to do near London Lane

It is good to take a selfie in front of the London Lane sign to show your friends that you are now in London  😁 !!!

Frank's selfie at London Lane

Frank’s selfie at London Lane

 

After doing this only interesting thing on the back alley, you can go back to the Ap Lei Chau Main Street.

This street was the main dining, shopping and social area for the fishermen living on the sea nearby in the past.

Now, you can still find old local shops and eateries there.

A local eatery sells cuatomers the boat noodle, a fisherman delicacy

A local eatery sells customers the boat noodle, a fisherman delicacy

 

The shops, which sell fishermen the engines, rope, iron chain etc, just show you the area is close to a big fishing village, Aberdeen.

Just one-minute walk, you can reach the waterfront.

You can find two temples for the Fishermen to get protection from the deities related to the sea, the big Hung Shing Temple and the small Kwun Yum Temple.

Hung Shing Temple

Hung Shing Temple

 

Apart from the sea god, the cute cats are the spokesmen of the Hung Shing Temple.

Famous and popular cat of Hung Shing Temple

Famous and popular cat of Hung Shing Temple

 

You may walk to the colorful pontoon from the temples to take the public sampan boat to cross the harbor to go to Aberdeen.

Colorful pontoon for the public sampan service

Colorful pontoon for the public sampan service

 

During the boat ride, apart from enjoying the natural AC, i.e. the wind, you can see the beautiful fishing village culture.

You can see the fishermen working on their fishing boats.

Fisherman is handling the fresh seafood for the customers.

Fisherman is handling the fresh seafood for the customers.

Fisherman is seeling fresh seafood to the public sampan passengers

Fisherman is seeling fresh seafood to the public sampan passengers

 

You can also see the tall buildings on the Ap Lei Chau Island.

See fishing village from sampan boat

See fishing village from sampan boat

See tall buildings on Ap Lei Chau Island from sampan boat

See tall buildings on Ap Lei Chau Island from sampan boat

 

A lot of fishermen lived on the fishing boats in the typhoon shelter were resettled to those public housing buildings by the government in the past.

This makes Ap Lei Chau Island to be the world record island, the island with highest population density (150,000 people live on 1.3 Kilometre square island!).

It takes about two minutes for the sampan to go to Aberdeen.

Passengers are boarding the sampan

Passengers are boarding the sampan

 

You can find more shopping and dining options at the Aberdeen Center Mall.

Take Frank’s private car tour with metro ride and sampan ride to visit Ap Lei Chau and Aberdeen

Frank is going to add Ap Lei Chau Island to the Hong Kong Island itinerary of his private car tour.

Clients may have Frank’s private car tour to visit Ap Lei Chau Island and Aberdeen Fishing Village.

Clients can have the included metro ride and sampan ride.

Of course, clients can take a selfie on the interesting but short London Lane!


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Short lane names after UK capital, London Lane in Hong Kong Ap Lei Chau Island
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Short lane names after UK capital, London Lane in Hong Kong Ap Lei Chau Island
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