My (not so) secret passion is street art. Hong Kong is a city where I constantly discover new street artworks. The following walking tour shows you my favourite artworks in Mid-Levels and Sheung Wan (my hoods 🙂 ). Enjoy exploring these beautiful and bustling areas and all the cool artworks!
Take up the escalator (it starts in Queens Road Central) and go up until Prince’s Terrace (after the Caine Road).
You might recognize this work by Kelsey Montague. Her street art went viral when Taylor Swift posed in front of one of her “Angel Murals”. This one is now decorating a gallery in Prince’s Terrace.
And now, you might recognize the wall, this was there before the wings. It actually was one of my favourites… Do not get me wrong, I do like the wings, but this one was really special because every morning when I past it, I made a wish for the day.
Walk down until you reach Staunton Street. You are now in one of Hong Kong’s busiest bar areas. Turn left on Staunton and right on Graham Street.
At the crossing with Hollywood Road, you will find one of the most photographed spots in Hong Kong island (after Victoria Peak, I guess). I managed to take this picture very early in the morning. During the day, you might have to queue for a picture 🙂 This one is next to the GOD store.
Right across on the left of Hollywood Road is this fairly new mural. I guess it might have been commissioned by the gallery on the ground floor to draw attention to it, but this is just my assumption.
Turn left on Aberdeen Street. On your right, is PMQ – it was the former Police Married Headquarters and has been turned into a creative space for young artists, designers and small boutiques and restaurants.
On the corner to Bridges Street on your left, you will see this funny mural by Jaydraws.
In front of the Centre Stage apartment building, you are reminded about the people who could not join you on your Hong Kong trip. Unfortunately, this table is obstructing our view, but it was far too heavy for me too lift it on my own. 🙂
Just before Oolaa (which is also a great place for coffee), turn right and walk down the stairs to Hollywood Road.
I have to admit that I cannot locate this one anymore, it is somewhere on Hollywood Road. Maybe one of you knows where it is exactly?
Someone is watching you on Hollywood Road.
This artwork on the crossing of Hollywood Road and Square Street was actually the reason why I started documenting street art in Hong Kong. The piercing eyes just captivated me.
Water lane and the streets and lanes around it are a very popular area for street art. I am sure that by now, many more works have emerged.
This lion is the decoration of the Crafty Cow Bar at Upper Station Street. Walk up Upper Station Street until you reach Tai Ping Shan Street and then turn right.
This street is full of murals. The one above is at the corner of Tai Ping Shan Street and Upper Station Street (when you look into the small square with Reserva Iberica, a Spanish delicatessen shop). Also on this square, there are many more street artworks.
Walk down the stairs of Tai Ping Shan Street past the temples (Palace of Moon & Water Kwun Yum Temple on your right and Pak Shing Temple on your left).
Right at the corner of Po Yan Street on your right, you can find this colourful dragon as the ending point of our street art tour.
To make your treasure hunt a bit easier, I have marked the walk and the major spots in a map for you:
I would just like to mention that this is not an exhaustive list. If you spotted more great works, please let me know. Unfortunately, the downside of street art is that it often disappears. I have written this article in April 2017 and some works might have disappeared by the time you read the article. It would be great if you let me know about this as well. I am also happy to hear about the name of the artists who I have not been able to identify as yet. Thanks a lot in advance!