The centre of Central is Statue Square. This is the administrative centre of Hong Kong and houses the LEGco building, Hong Kong’s semi democratic legislative council. The square is also home to the famed HSBC bank building and the Mandarin Oriental one of Hong Kong’s most venerable hotels.
With the name Statue Square you might be wondering where all the statues have gone. They were stolen during Wolrd War Two by the Japanese, who intended to melt them for the war effort. Luckily, her Majesty Queen Victoria escaped being dipped in the boiling pot but on return to Hong Kong was placed in Causeway Bay. The only statue remaining is of Sir Thomas Jackson, a former head of the HSBC bank.