Preserved historic tonglau, where the community meets
Carved out of 10 pre-World War II tenement houses built in the 1910’s 7 Mallory Street is an example of what can be achieved when heritage is conserved and adapted for a new use. The original cramped shop houses are now home to cafes and eateries, a variety of community facilities and a surprising open courtyard.
The tenements’ original architecture is a blend of Western and Chinese elements that was typical of pre-war Hong Kong. Many of the original details have been preserved: the roof tiles, wooden beams and the elegant balcony; the best place to overlook Burrow’s Street’s hustle and bustle.