The International Finance Center is a complex of buildings--IFC1 and IFC2--overlooking the waterfront in the heart of Hong Kong's banking and finance district. Many of the major international banks are headquartered here, as is the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
This major landmark consists of two skyscrapers, IFC Mall and the Four Seasons hotel. It houses the Airport Express shuttle to and from the airport plus a major subway stop: Central.
Most of the shopping action takes place at IFC Mall and IFC2 among the tallest buildings in Hong Kong.
The mall has more than 200 stores, which cover the spectrum: fashion, jewelry, accessories, beauty, books, electronics, food and beverages, and appliances.
There is also a movie theater, florist, dry cleaner, Lane Crawford department store and Dymocks bookstore. Hong Kong doesn't have any mega bookstore chains downtown, like Barnes and Noble, so this is the best option.
Some of the most best restaurants, Lung King Heen and Caprice, are also here. For cheaper options that won't bust the bank, go to the free rooftop deck and look out onto Victoria Harbour with some coffee or food from City Super, the in-house supermarket. There is plenty of outdoor seating; it is sleek, elegant, has killer views and is quiet during the day. You can reach it via the elevators at P4 or via one of the escalators. Or opt for a drink at Red Bar.
As you leave IFC Mall, experience Central's elevated pedestrian walkways. This complex of covered walkways is the most efficient way of walking through Central; they connect one building to the next. This is the preferred way to travel from IFC, but if you get lost you can always take the street.