One of Hong Kong’s most beautiful examples of colonial architecture, the Fringe Club is a curved triangular building distinctive for its red and white brick stripes. Built in 1913, it was originally the home of the Dairy Farm company, which is still in existence, and used for distributing milk, butter and other dairy products. Perhaps most famously it operated as an ice store, a refuge for overheated Brits who could buy ice shipped in from Northern China.
Today it operates as the home of the Fringe Club, a major arts and cultural hub. It’s well worth taking in a show or a band at the club or stopping by their laidback rooftop bar, which is haven from the frantic parties of Lan Kwai Fong below. The lower end of the building is occupied by the Foreign Correspondents Club, a private club that still attracts powwowing journalists, diplomats and movers and shakers with its unshakeable colonial atmosphere.
Directions: Leaving the Fringe Club walk a short distance along Ice House Street u til you reach the crossroads. Cross the road into Wyndham Street and follow it along until you see the Central Magistracy building on your left hand side.