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Soho, Hong Kong

The Soho district in Hong Kong is an entertainment zone located in Mid-levels and bordering Sheung Wan, within Central and Western district. The name is derived from its location: South of Hollywood Road, and it arguably extends up to and including Robinson Road.

Serviced by, and entirely attributable to the establishment of the outdoors public Mid-levels escalator, the area consists of restaurants, barss, nightclubs, the art galleries and antique stores of Staunton Street and Hollywood Road, and residential housing.

For several years, the local municipal council has fought an ongoing battle against local businesses in the area against formal adoption of the name "Soho", preferring instead the descriptive "Hong Kong Theme Restaurant District". The apprehension is that use of the name "Soho" will cause association with the London area of the same name. Soho in Hong Kong, as at 2003, is in comparison with London's Soho, or even Lan Kwai Fong or Wanchai, a quiet part of the city.

See also: List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong