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Central is the central business district
Central business district
A central business district is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city. In North America this part of a city is commonly referred to as "downtown" or "city center"...

 of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

. It is located in Central and Western District
Central and Western District
The Central and Western District located on northern part of Hong Kong Island is one of the 18 administrative districts of Hong Kong. It had a population of 261,884 in 2001...

, on the north shore of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island is an island in the southern part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It has a population of 1,289,500 and its population density is 16,390/km², as of 2008...

, across Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent...

 from Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui , often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui...

, the southernmost point of Kowloon Peninsula
Kowloon Peninsula
The Kowloon Peninsula is a peninsula that forms the southern part of the main landmass in the territory of Hong Kong. The Kowloon Peninsula and the area of New Kowloon are collectively known as Kowloon....

. The area was the heart of Victoria City, although that name is rarely used today.

As the central business district of Hong Kong, many multinational financial services corporation
Financial institution
In financial economics, a financial institution is an institution that provides financial services for its clients or members. Probably the most important financial service provided by financial institutions is acting as financial intermediaries...

s have their headquarters in the area. Consulates general and consulates of many countries are also located in this area, as is Government Hill
Government Hill
The Government Hill is a hill in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, bounded by upper section of Upper Albert Road on the south, Queen's Road Central north, Garden Road east, and Glenealy west of Hong Kong Island....

, the site of the government headquarters. The area, with its proximity to Victoria Harbour, has served as the centre of trade and financial activities from the earliest day of British colonial era in 1841, and continues to flourish and serve as the administrative centre after the transfer of sovereignty to China
China
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 in 1997.

Naming


The area of Chong Wan (中環), officially named Central in English, was one of the districts (四環九約) in Victoria City. The English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

 name Central became prevalent after the Island Line
Island Line (MTR)
The Island Line is one of 10 lines of the MTR, the mass transit system in Hong Kong. It runs from Sheung Wan in the Central and Western District to Chai Wan in the Eastern District. The line first opened in 31 May 1985...

 of the MTR
MTR
Mass Transit Railway is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. Originally opened in 1979, the system now includes 211.6 km of rail with 155 stations, including 86 railway stations and 69 light rail stops...

 metro system was built in early 1980s, and the connected stations
Metro station
A metro station or subway station is a railway station for a rapid transit system, often known by names such as "metro", "underground" and "subway". It is often underground or elevated. At crossings of metro lines, they are multi-level....

 of Pedder and Chater renamed as Central
Central (MTR)
Central station is an MTR station located in the Central area of Hong Kong Island. The station's livery is firebrick red, except for the station's Tsuen Wan Line platform where its livery is dark brown...

. On some older maps, it and the area to its west are named Kwan Tai Lo (羣帶路) below Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. The mountain is located in the western half of Hong Kong Island...

. It formed a channel, Chung Mun (中門), with Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui , often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui...

, on the sea route along the coast of southern China
Northern and southern China
Northern China and southern China are two approximate regions within China. The exact boundary between these two regions has never been precisely defined...

. The eastern part of Central District has been known as Admiralty
Admiralty, Hong Kong
Admiralty is the eastern extension of central business district of the Central on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. It is located on the eastern end of the Central and Western District, bordered by Wan Chai to the east and Victoria Harbour to the north. The name of Admiralty refers to the former...

 since the completion of Admiralty Station
Admiralty (MTR)
Admiralty station is an MTR station located on Hong Kong Island, in an area often referred to as Admiralty. The station's livery is dodger blue...

 in the early 1980s.

Location


Central is located on the north shore of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island is an island in the southern part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It has a population of 1,289,500 and its population density is 16,390/km², as of 2008...

, across Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent...

 from Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui , often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui...

, the southernmost point of Kowloon Peninsula
Kowloon Peninsula
The Kowloon Peninsula is a peninsula that forms the southern part of the main landmass in the territory of Hong Kong. The Kowloon Peninsula and the area of New Kowloon are collectively known as Kowloon....

. It is bordered in the west by Sheung Wan
Sheung Wan
Sheung Wan is an area in Hong Kong, located in the north-west of Hong Kong Island, between Central and Sai Ying Pun. Administratively, it is part of the Central and Western District...

, with the border being along Aberdeen Street
Aberdeen Street
Aberdeen Street is a border street dividing Sheung Wan and Choong Wan on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It ascends from Queen's Road Central to Caine Road in the Mid-levels...

 and Wing Kut Street
Wing Kut Street
Wing Kut Street is a border street of Sheung Wan and Central extended from Aberdeen Street on the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is also a street market.-See also:*List of streets and roads in Hong Kong...

. It is bordered in the east by Admiralty
Admiralty, Hong Kong
Admiralty is the eastern extension of central business district of the Central on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. It is located on the eastern end of the Central and Western District, bordered by Wan Chai to the east and Victoria Harbour to the north. The name of Admiralty refers to the former...

, an eastern extension of the central business district. As such, Admiralty is sometimes considered a part of Central. Central is bordered in the south by Mid-levels
Mid-levels
Mid-levels is an expensive residential area on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is located halfway up Victoria Peak, directly above Central...

, an area halfway up Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. The mountain is located in the western half of Hong Kong Island...

. The boundary between Central and Mid-levels is not clearly defined.

For district council elections purposes, the area, together with Admiralty, correspond roughly to the "Chung Wan" constituency. The boundaries of such constituencies may be subject to modification.

History




The British
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 landed on Possession Point
Possession Point
Possession Point is a former point of land on the northwestern coast of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, before land reclamation moved the coast further north.- History :...

 of Sheung Wan
Sheung Wan
Sheung Wan is an area in Hong Kong, located in the north-west of Hong Kong Island, between Central and Sai Ying Pun. Administratively, it is part of the Central and Western District...

 in 1841. They soon decided to build a city on the north coast of Hong Kong Island, and the present-day Central was chosen to house major military facilities and administrative centre. The area soon attracted both Westerners and Chinese
Chinese people
The term Chinese people may refer to any of the following:*People with Han Chinese ethnicity ....

 to trade and live in the area, and a Canton Bazaar (precursor of Central Market
Central Market
Central Market was a fresh food market in Central, Hong Kong. Located between Jubilee Street, Queen Victoria Street, Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central, it was the first wet market in Hong Kong. By its side is the first public female toilet and first above-ground toilets in Hong Kong...

) was built between Cochrane Street
Cochrane Street
Cochrane Street is a hilly street between Queen's Road Central and the junction with Gage Street and Lyndhurst Terrace in the Central, Hong Kong...

 and Graham Street
Graham Street
Graham Street is a street in Hong Kong, housing one of the oldest markets in Victoria City.-Location:Located in Central, on Hong Kong Island, the street starts from Queen's Road Central and runs uphill and south to Staunton Street, crossing Stanley Street, Wellington Street, Gage Street, Lyndhurst...

 in 1842. The area was soon zoned for Westerners only, and the Chinese residents were resited to Sheung Wan. [It was zoned for "Western-style buildings," meaning buildings with minimum space and hygiene standards]. The area was largely dominated by the presence of Victoria City. The popularity of this area would also boost the population of Hong Kong
Demographics of Hong Kong
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Hong Kong, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population....

 from 5,000 in 1841 to 24,000 in 1848. Government House
Government House, Hong Kong
Government House , located on Government Hill in the Central District of Hong Kong Island, is the official residence of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong...

 and other Hong Kong Government buildings were completed during this period on Government Hill
Government Hill
The Government Hill is a hill in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, bounded by upper section of Upper Albert Road on the south, Queen's Road Central north, Garden Road east, and Glenealy west of Hong Kong Island....

. Various barracks, naval base and residence of Commander, Flagstaff House
Flagstaff House
Flagstaff House is the oldest example of British-style architecture remaining in Hong Kong. It is located in 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central - within the Hong Kong Park....

 were built on the east end of the district. Between 1860 and 1880 the construction of City Hall, Theatre Royal and other financial structures made Central the heart of Hong Kong.

In 1904 the Praya Reclamation Scheme
Praya Reclamation Scheme
The Praya Reclamation Scheme was a large scale reclaimed land project carried out by the Hong Kong Land company in Colonial Hong Kong under Sir Catchick Paul Chater and James Johnstone Keswick.-Early proposal:The project was first proposed in 1855...

 added 59 acres (238,764.7 m²) of land to Central's waterfront. Much of the proposals came from Sir Paul Chater and James Johnstone Keswick. During the 1920s, Hong Kong was able to push far ahead economically, because of the cohesive collaboration between Central and all waterfront commerce.

The military structures survived until the 1980s. Only Flagstaff House remains as Museum of Tea Ware in Hong Kong Park
Hong Kong Park
The Hong Kong Park is a public park next to Cotton Tree Drive in Central, Hong Kong. Built at a cost of HK$398 million and opened in May 1991, it covers an area of 80,000 m² and is an example of modern design and facilities blending with natural landscape....

. City Hall
City Hall, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong City Hall is a building located at Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.Since Hong Kong does not designate itself or any part of itself as a city, there is no mayor or city council; therefore, the City Hall does not hold the offices of a city government, unlike most...

 sat on the present premises of the HSBC
HSBC
HSBC Holdings plc is a global banking and financial services company headquartered in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom. it is the world's second-largest banking and financial services group and second-largest public company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine...

 Hong Kong headquarters
HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building
The HSBC Main Building is a headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Central, Hong Kong. It is located along the southern side of Statue Square near the location of the old City Hall, Hong Kong . The previous HSBC building was built in 1935 and pulled down...

. Hong Kong's first road, Queen's Road
Queen's Road
Queen's Road is the first road in Hong Kong built by the Government of Hong Kong between 1841 and 1843, spanning across Victoria City from Shek Tong Tsui to Wan Chai...

, passes through the area and the business centre continued to expand toward the shoreline as far as the reclaimed lands.

Economy



Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Bank of China Limited is the second-largest commercial banking group in Hong Kong in terms of assets and customer deposits, with more than 300 branches in Hong Kong. It was established on 1 October 2001 from a merger of 12 subsidiaries and associates of the Bank of China in Hong Kong, and listed...

 has its head office in the Bank of China Tower. The The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, a subsidiary of HSBC
HSBC
HSBC Holdings plc is a global banking and financial services company headquartered in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom. it is the world's second-largest banking and financial services group and second-largest public company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine...

, has its head office in the HSBC Main Building. Bank of East Asia
Bank of East Asia
The Bank of East Asia Limited often abbreviated to BEA, is the largest independent local bank and the third largest bank in Hong Kong. Its chairman and chief executive is Sir David Li...

 and Hang Seng Bank
Hang Seng Bank
Hang Seng Bank Limited is the second largest bank in Hong Kong. It is a listed company but it is majority owned by the HSBC Group via The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Hang Seng is also one of the constituent shares of the Hang Seng Index...

 have their head offices in Central.

Before 1999, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its head office and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport, although the airline's registered office is on the 33rd floor of One Pacific Place...

 had its head office in the Swire House in Central. In 1999 the airline moved its head office to Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport , being built on the island of Chek Lap Kok by land reclamation, and also to distinguish it from its predecessor, the closed Kai Tak Airport.The airport opened for commercial...

.

Notable places, streets and buildings




Streets and squares

  • Aberdeen Street
    Aberdeen Street
    Aberdeen Street is a border street dividing Sheung Wan and Choong Wan on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It ascends from Queen's Road Central to Caine Road in the Mid-levels...

    , marking the limit between Central and Sheung Wan
    Sheung Wan
    Sheung Wan is an area in Hong Kong, located in the north-west of Hong Kong Island, between Central and Sai Ying Pun. Administratively, it is part of the Central and Western District...

  • Arbuthnot Road
    Arbuthnot Road
    Arbuthnot Road is a thoroughfare in Hong Kong's Central District. The road begins at the site of the former colony's first official home of the British justice, the Central Magistracy. The Central Magistracy, located at No. 1 Arbuthnot Road, is a declared monument of Hong Kong...

  • Battery Path
    Battery Path
    Battery Path is a path beneath Government Hill, the centre of Hong Kong Government, in Central on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. The path begins at Queen's Road Central and ends in Garden Road. It leads to Central Government Offices, The Court of Final Appeal and St. John's Cathedral in...

  • Chater Road
    Chater Road
    Chater Road is a three-lane road in Central, Hong Kong. It begins at its intersection with Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road Central in the west, and ends at Murray Road in the east. It is named after Sir Paul Chater.-Events:...

  • Connaught Place
    Connaught Place, Hong Kong
    Connaught Place, formerly called Connaught Centre, is a square near Jardine House in Central, Hong Kong.The General Post Office and Exchange Square have Connaught Place addresses....

  • Cochrane Street
    Cochrane Street
    Cochrane Street is a hilly street between Queen's Road Central and the junction with Gage Street and Lyndhurst Terrace in the Central, Hong Kong...

  • Connaught Road Central
  • Cotton Tree Drive
    Cotton Tree Drive
    Cotton Tree Drive is a road in Central to Mid-levels on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. The road is famous because of the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry, a hotspot for marriage registration in Hong Kong Park....

  • D'Aguilar Street
    D'Aguilar Street
    D'Aguilar Street is a street in Central, Hong Kong. It is an L-shaped street starting from Queen's Road Central, at Entertainment Building. It runs uphill and meets various featured streets Stanley Street, Wellington Street, Wo On Lane and Lan Kwai Fong in the area...

  • Des Voeux Road Central
  • Edinburgh Place
    Edinburgh Place
    Edinburgh Place is a public square in Central, Hong Kong, adjacent to the Victoria Harbour. The Hong Kong City Hall is located in the square. In addition, the Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier and Queen's Pier were also located in the square before they were demolished in early 2007.-History:The...

    , a public square
    Public Square
    Public Square is the central plaza in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It takes up four city blocks; Superior Avenue and Ontario Street cross through it. Cleveland's three tallest buildings, Key Tower, 200 Public Square and the Terminal Tower, face the square...

     adjacent to the Victoria Harbour
    Victoria Harbour
    Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent...

  • Elgin Street
    Elgin Street, Hong Kong
    Elgin Street is located in Central, Hong Kong. It was named after James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin. One of the earliest streets in Hong Kong, it was also known as "Mud Street" by the locals, as the street became very muddy in rainy days in the old days....

  • Gage Street
    Gage Street
    Gage Street is a street in Central, Hong Kong. It is on the lower hill and between the junction with Cochrane Street and Lyndhurst Terrace, Graham Street and Aberdeen Street. The street is mainly a market.It is named after William Hall Gage.-See also:...

    , a market street
  • Garden Road
    Garden Road, Hong Kong
    Garden Road is a major road on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, connecting the Central and Mid-levels areas.At its lower end, Garden Road forms a grade-separated intersection with Queensway. For most of its length, Garden Road carries traffic only in the downhill direction. Uphill traffic is carried...

  • Glenealy
  • Graham Street
    Graham Street
    Graham Street is a street in Hong Kong, housing one of the oldest markets in Victoria City.-Location:Located in Central, on Hong Kong Island, the street starts from Queen's Road Central and runs uphill and south to Staunton Street, crossing Stanley Street, Wellington Street, Gage Street, Lyndhurst...

    , a market street
  • Gutzlaff Street
    Gutzlaff Street
    Gutzlaff Street is a lane in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, crossing Stanley Street, Wellington Street, Gage Street and Lyndhurst Terrace.-Etymology:...

  • Hollywood Road
    Hollywood Road
    Hollywood Road is a street in Central and Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.Hollywood Road is filled with trinket and antique shops of all sorts: from Chinese furniture to porcelain ware, from Buddha sculptures to Tibetan rugs, from Japanese netsukes to Coromandel screens, from Ming...

  • Ice House Street
    Ice House Street
    Ice House Street is a street in Central on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street starts from Lower Albert Road on a hill slope and runs downhill across Queen's Road Central, Des Voeux Road Central, Chater Road and ends in Connaught Road Central....

  • Jubilee Street
    Jubilee Street
    Jubilee Street is a street in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street links Queen's Road Central, Des Voeux Road Central and Connaught Road Central. It is where Central Market and the headquarters of Hang Seng Bank locates...

  • Lower Albert Road
    Lower Albert Road
    Lower Albert Road is a road on the Government Hill in the Central area of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The south major entrance of Central Government Offices, where major officials work, is located at the Lower Albert Road and another common...

  • Lyndhurst Terrace
    Lyndhurst Terrace
    Lyndhurst Terrace is a street in the Central area of Hong Kong. Built on a slope in southern Central district, the terrace links Hollywood Road and Wellington Street. In the middle it meets Gage Street and Cochrane Street, and also the Central-Mid-Levels escalators.-Name:The terrace was named...

  • Old Bailey Street
    Old Bailey Street
    Old Bailey Street is located in Central, Hong Kong. The name is derived from the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court in central London, United Kingdom....

  • Pedder Street
    Pedder Street
    Pedder Street is a major thoroughfare in the core of Hong Kong’s Central District. It runs south-north from Queen's Road Central, continues through Des Voeux Road Central, and ends at its intersection with Connaught Road Central.-History:...

  • Peel Street
  • Pottinger Street
    Pottinger Street
    Pottinger Street is a street in Central, Hong Kong. It is also better known as the Stone Slabs Street by the locals, after the granite stone steps which are a rarity nowadays in Hong Kong. The street was named after Henry Pottinger, the first Governor of Hong Kong.-Location:The street was...

    , one of the "ladder streets
    Ladder streets
    Ladder streets are a series of streets from Central or Sheung Wan to the Mid-levels on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The series starts from Queen's Road Central, through Hollywood Road and a few other cross streets, and ends at Caine Road at the Mid-levels...

    "
  • Queen's Road Central, the first road in Hong Kong built by the Government of Hong Kong
    Government of Hong Kong
    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, commonly the Hong Kong Government, is led by the Chief Executive as Head of the Government, who is also the head of the Hong Kong SAR...

     between 1841 and 1843
  • Queen Victoria Street
    Queen Victoria Street, Hong Kong
    Queen Victoria Street is a street in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The street links Queen's Road Central, Des Voeux Road Central and Connaught Road Central. It is where Central Market and the headquarters of Hang Seng Bank locates....

  • Queensway
    Queensway, Hong Kong
    Queensway is a major road in the Admiralty of Central, Hong Kong. It was originally a section of Queen's Road East to its westmost before the Hong Kong Government separated and renamed it as its present name in 1967...

    , in Admiralty
  • Stanley Street
  • Statue Square
    Statue Square
    Statue Square is a public pedestrian square in Central, Hong Kong.-History:The square was built at the end of the 19th century. The idea of a square of statues dedicated to royalty was conceived by Sir Catchick Paul Chater. It derives its name from the fact that it originally contained the statue...

    , a public pedestrian square
  • Staunton Street
    Staunton Street
    Staunton Street is a street in Central and Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Together with the upper section of Elgin Street, it is the heart of the Soho entertainment area, featuring a number of restaurants, bars and shops...

  • Staveley Street
    Staveley Street
    Staveley Street is a street in Central on the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The hilly street is for pedestrian only and parallel to Peel Street. Starting from Queen's Road Central, the first section up to Wellington Street composes of few steps with dai pai dong and few hawker stalls...

    , one of the "ladder streets"
  • Wellington Street
    Wellington Street, Hong Kong
    Wellington Street is a street in Central and Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It is a straight road running downward and westward from Wyndham Street to Queen's Road Central. The two sides of street is a mosaic of old and new buildings. Varieties of trades can be found on the street level...

  • Wing On Street
    Wing On Street
    Wing On Street , commonly known as Cloth Street , is a street in Central, Hong Kong. The section between Des Voeux Road Central and Queen's Road Central was a cloth market. The market was moved to Western Market when Land Development Corporation decided to redevelop a skyscraper The Center.-See...


Office buildings

  • 9 Queen's Road Central
    9 Queen's Road Central
    9 Queen's Road Central is a skyscraper located in the Central district of Hong Kong. The tower rises 39 floors and in height. The building was completed in 1991. It was designed by architectural firm Wong Tung & Partners, and was developed by S E A Holdings Ltd...

  • AIA Central
  • Alexandra House
  • Bank of America Tower
    Bank of America Tower (Hong Kong)
    The Bank of America Tower is a 38-floor 146 meter skyscraper located in the Admiralty area of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China.-References:* * ...

  • Bank of China Building, housing the China Club
    China Club
    The China Club is a retro-chic, Shanghai-style club and restaurant in Hong Kong. It is related to the China Clubs in Singapore and Beijing but is not related to the clubs of the same name in New York City and Berlin, Germany...

  • Bank of China Tower
  • Central Building
    Central Building (Hong Kong)
    Central Building is a building located at 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong. It used to house the Hong Kong Hotel before being bought up in 1957 by Hui Oi-Chow's Central Development Limited for renovation, which was completed in 1958. It has 17 storeys, with the ground floor and basement...

  • Chater House
    Chater House
    Chater House is an office tower in Central, Hong Kong opened in 2003. It is a part of the Hongkong Land portfolio of properties. Its main tenant is JPMorgan, who have their Asia Pacific headquarters in the building...

  • Cheung Kong Center
    Cheung Kong Center
    Cheung Kong Center is a skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong designed by Cesar Pelli. It is 62 storeys tall with height of and a gross floor area of . When completed in 1999, it was the third-tallest building in the city. It sits on the combined sites of the former Hong Kong Hilton, which was...

  • Citibank Plaza
    Citibank Plaza
    Citibank Plaza is a modern glass and steel office complex in Hong Kong that comprises Citibank Tower, ICBC Tower, a 3 level basement garage capable of accommodating 558 vehicles, as well as a retail podium. With a gross floor area of almost ., Citibank Plaza is one of the biggest office complexes...

  • CITIC Tower
    CITIC Tower
    CITIC Tower is an office building on Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong. It is the corporate headquarters of CITIC Pacific Ltd, a conglomerate publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and listed on the Hang Seng Index, and also a subsidiary of the CITIC Group.This 33-storey prestigious...

  • Entertainment Building
    Entertainment Building
    Entertainment Building is a building at Queen's Road Central between the two junctions with Wyndham Street and D'Aguilar Street in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong...

  • Exchange Square
    Exchange Square (Hong Kong)
    The Exchange Square is a building complex located in Central, Hong Kong. It houses offices and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is served by the Central and Hong Kong stations of the MTR metro system....

    , housing the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange
    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located in Hong Kong. It is Asia's third largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization behind the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange and fifth largest in the world...

  • Hong Kong Club Building
    Hong Kong Club Building
    The Hong Kong Club Building is 25-storey office building located in between Chater Road and Connaught Road Central at the junction of Jackson Road, in Central, Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Club Building is currently in its third generation, in its second location...

    , housing the Hong Kong Club
    Hong Kong Club
    The Hong Kong Club is the first Gentlemen's club in Hong Kong. Opened on 26 May 1846, at 1 Jackson Road overlooking the Cenotaph, it is a private business and dining club in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. Its members were among the most influential people in the city, including such...

  • Hong Kong Trade Centre
    Hong Kong Trade Centre
    Hong Kong Trade Centre is an office building located in Central, Hong Kong.Hong Kong Trade Center is located at 161-167 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong. It has over 20 floors and 40 units...

  • HSBC Main Building
  • Hutchison House
  • Jardine House
    Jardine House
    Jardine House , formerly known as Connaught Centre , is an office tower in Hong Kong. The building is located at 1 Connaught Place, Central on the Hong Kong Island. It is owned by Hongkong Land Limited, a subsidiary of Jardines. At the time of its completion in 1972, Jardine House was the tallest...

  • Man Yee Building
    Man Yee Building
    The original Man Yee Building , built in 1957, was the first tower in Hong Kong with elevators. Located between Queen's Road Central, Pottinger Street and Des Voeux Road Central in Central on the Hong Kong Island, the tower was demolished in 1999 and re-built as a 35 storey glass wrapped tower...

  • Prince's Building
    Prince's Building
    The Prince's Building is an office tower and shopping centre located along Statue Square in Central, Hong Kong. Tenants include KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.The name has been used for two structures in the same area....

  • St. John's Building
    St. John's Building
    St. John's Building is a skyscraper in Central on Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. Owned and operated by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, it is built on the slope beside Garden Road and Cotton Tree Drive. The ground floor serves as the Garden Road terminus of the Peak Tram.-History:In 1889 the Garden...

  • Standard Chartered Bank Building
  • The Center
    The Center
    The Center is the fifth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after International Commerce Centre, Two International Finance Centre , Central Plaza and Bank of China Tower. With a height of 346 m , it comprises 73 stories. The Center is one of the few skyscrapers in Hong Kong that is entirely...

  • The Centrium
    The Centrium
    The Centrium is a skyscraper located in the Central district of Hong Kong. The tower rises 41 floors and in height. The building was completed in 2001. It was designed by architectural firm DP Architects, and was developed by the Sino Group Limited...

  • The Landmark
    The Landmark (Hong Kong)
    The Landmark is an office and shopping development owned by Hong Kong Land in Central, Hong Kong. It is commonly known as the home of numerous prestigious international brands and the gathering place of well-heeled shoppers.-History:...

     (office and shopping complex)
  • Two International Finance Centre (IFC), the second tallest building in Hong Kong
  • Wheelock House
    Wheelock House
    Wheelock House, is a commercial office building located at Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong. Wheelock House is a Class A office space completed in 1984, building high 24, the architect is Wang and Ouyang Limited Company, its other building works includ the International Commerce Centre, City One...

  • Wing On House
    Wing On House
    Wing On House is the name of a commercial building located at No. 71 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.-History:Upon its completion in 1967, it was very briefly Hong Kong's tallest commercial building, with 31 stories...

  • World-Wide House
    World-Wide House
    World-Wide House is an office building in Central, Hong Kong. It is located between Connaught Road Central, Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road Central.-History:The site is situated on land reclaimed at the turn of the 20th century....


Government buildings



  • Central Government Complex, Tamar
    Central Government Complex, Tamar
    Central Government Complex, Tamar will be the new location for the offices of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.The new government building will neither use Communist Chinese or European government building designs, but a rather a mix of postmodern architecture and...

     (under construction)
  • Central Government Offices
    Central Government Offices
    The Central Government Offices houses the most major offices of the Hong Kong Government. Located in Central in Hong Kong, it occupies the lower level of Government Hill.- History :...

     on Government Hill
    Government Hill
    The Government Hill is a hill in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, bounded by upper section of Upper Albert Road on the south, Queen's Road Central north, Garden Road east, and Glenealy west of Hong Kong Island....

  • Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building
    Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building
    The Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building is a 113 metre, 28 floor building located within the former HMS Tamar naval base on Lung Wui Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong. It serves as the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison...

  • City Hall
    City Hall, Hong Kong
    The Hong Kong City Hall is a building located at Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.Since Hong Kong does not designate itself or any part of itself as a city, there is no mayor or city council; therefore, the City Hall does not hold the offices of a city government, unlike most...

  • Former French Mission Building
    Former French Mission Building
    The Former French Mission Building is a declared monument of Hong Kong. It is located at 1, Battery Path, Central. It currently houses the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong.-Features:...

    , housing the Court of Final Appeal
  • General Post Office, Hong Kong
    General Post Office, Hong Kong
    General Post Office is the headquarters of Hongkong Post. Built in 1976, it is located at Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong. The office is adjacent to former Star Ferry Pier, Jardine House and International Finance Centre...

  • Government House
    Government House, Hong Kong
    Government House , located on Government Hill in the Central District of Hong Kong Island, is the official residence of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong...

  • Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery
    Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery
    Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery is a museum about infrastructure of Hong Kong located at Edinburgh Place in Central Hong Kong in Hong Kong....

  • Legislative Council Building
    Legislative Council Building
    The Legislative Council Building of Hong Kong, also called the Former Supreme Court Building , was the home of the former Supreme Court until 1985, when it was renamed and became home to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Members of the Council and the President have offices in this building...

  • Queensway Government Offices
    Queensway Government Offices
    The Queensway Government Office Building is a skyscraper located in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. The tower rises 56 floors and in height. The building was completed in 1985. It was designed by the Hong Kong Architectural Services Department, and was developed by Fujitec...


Other historical buildings

  • Bishop's House
    Bishop's House
    The Bishop's House , located at 1 Lower Albert Road, Central, is the residence and office of the Archbishop of Hong Kong.-History:It was originally designed as a school for Chinese students and for many years housed St Paul's College. The house's origins can be dated from 1843, when Vincent Stanton...

  • Central Market
  • Central Police Station
    Central Police Station
    Central Police Station is a former police station, located at the eastern end of Hollywood Road, in Central, Hong Kong. It is awaiting development following its decommissioning.-History:...

  • Duddell Street
    Duddell Street
    Duddell Street is a street in Central, Hong Kong, bounded by Ice House Street and Queen's Road Central.This short street includes at its southern end a flight of granite steps, built between 1875 and 1889, leading to Ice House Street...

     Steps and Gas Lamps
  • Flagstaff House
    Flagstaff House
    Flagstaff House is the oldest example of British-style architecture remaining in Hong Kong. It is located in 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central - within the Hong Kong Park....

  • Former Central Magistracy
    Former Central Magistracy
    The former Central Magistracy is located at 1, Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong. It was constructed from 1913 to 1914.The site where the building is standing was originally occupied by the first Hong Kong Magistracy. The former building was probably erected in 1847 but was later demolished to...

  • Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
    Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
    The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre is located in Hong Kong Park, at 7A Kennedy Road in Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.According to the Plaque in the Arts Centre, it was opened by Leung Ding-Bon, the then chairman of the Urban Council in 1992....

  • Old Dairy Farm Depot
    Old Dairy Farm Depot
    The Old Dairy Farm Depot or Old Dairy Farm Building is a building in Central, Hong Kong, which currently houses the Hong Kong Fringe Club and the Foreign Correspondents' Club . It is located at 2 Lower Albert Road...

    , housing the Hong Kong Fringe Club
    Hong Kong Fringe Club
    The Hong Kong Fringe Club is a not-for-profit organisation in Hong Kong. It is located in the "Old Dairy Farm Depot" at 2 Lower Albert Road in Central, next to the Foreign Correspondents' Club...

     and the Foreign Correspondents' Club
    Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong
    The Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong is a members-only club and meeting place for the media, business and diplomatic community. It is located at 2 Lower Albert Road in Central, next to the Hong Kong Fringe Club, and they both occupy the Old Dairy Farm Depot at the top of Ice House Street,...

  • Pedder Building
    Pedder Building
    Pedder Building , located at No.12 Pedder Street, in Central, Hong Kong, is a historic commercial building. Built in 1923 , it is the last surviving pre-war building in Pedder Street....

  • The Cenotaph
    The Cenotaph (Hong Kong)
    The Cenotaph , constructed in 1923 and located between Statue Square and the City Hall in Central, Hong Kong, commemorates the dead in the First and Second World War that served in Hong Kong in the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force...

  • The Helena May main building
    The Helena May main building
    The Helena May main building is a declared monument of Hong Kong and a membership club located in the Central district on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong...

  • Victoria Prison
    Victoria Prison
    Victoria Prison , or Victoria Gaol was Hong Kong's first prison. A testimony to the evolution of Hong Kong's correctional services, it had been the centre of the local prison system until it ceased operation in December 2005....

  • Zetland Hall
    Zetland Hall
    Zetland Hall is the name given to two buildings in Hong Kong, one historic, the other modern. Both have housed Masonic Lodges.-The original Zetland Hall:...

  • Central and Western Heritage Trail
    Central and Western Heritage Trail
    The Central and Western Heritage Trail is a Heritage Trail in Hong Kong, that was designed by the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.It covers the Central and Western District of Hong Kong and consists of 3 parts:...

  • Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail
    Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail
    The Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail was set up in November 1996 by the Central and Western District Council to commemorate the 130th birthday of Sun Yat-sen. It includes 15 spots in the areas of Central and Sheung Wan in Hong Kong, related to the life of Sun Yat-sen and other revolutionaries in...


Hotels


Central, together with Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui , often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui...

 and Tsim Sha Tsui East, is home to many hotel
Hotel
A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms...

s.
  • Conrad Hong Kong
    Conrad Hotels
    Conrad Hotels is an international brand of upscale luxury hotels and resorts owned and operated by the Hilton Worldwide. Conrad was considered the luxury flagship brand in the Hilton Family of Brands, named after company founder Conrad Hilton, until being supplanted by The Waldorf-Astoria...

     (Pacific Place, Admiralty
    Admiralty, Hong Kong
    Admiralty is the eastern extension of central business district of the Central on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. It is located on the eastern end of the Central and Western District, bordered by Wan Chai to the east and Victoria Harbour to the north. The name of Admiralty refers to the former...

    )
  • Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
    Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
    Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is a five-star hotel building in Sun Hung Kai Properties-owned International Finance Centre, Central, Hong Kong that was completed and opened in September 2005. It is a 45-storey building offering 399 rooms and 519 residential units...

     (IFC
    International Finance Centre
    The International Finance Centre is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong's Central District....

    )
  • Hong Kong Hilton
    Hong Kong Hilton
    Hong Kong Hilton was a hotel in Central, Hong Kong. Built in 1963, the 26 storey hotel was initially the only 5-star hotel on the island side of the territory...

     (demolished in 1995)
  • JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong (Pacific Place, Admiralty
    Admiralty, Hong Kong
    Admiralty is the eastern extension of central business district of the Central on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. It is located on the eastern end of the Central and Western District, bordered by Wan Chai to the east and Victoria Harbour to the north. The name of Admiralty refers to the former...

    )
  • Landmark Mandarin Oriental (The Landmark
    Landmark
    This is a list of landmarks around the world.Landmarks may be split into two categories - natural phenomena and man-made features, like buildings, bridges, statues, public squares and so forth...

    )
  • Mandarin Oriental
    Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
    Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is a five-star hotel, located on Connaught Road in Central, Hong Kong, owned and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The hotel opened its doors in 1963 as “The Mandarin”, and quickly drew recognition for its service and elegance...

     (Connaught Road Central)
  • Ritz-Carlton
    Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-Carlton is a brand of luxury hotels and resorts with 75 properties located in major cities and resorts in 24 countries worldwide...

     (Chater Road), closed 1 January 2008.
  • Island Shangri-La
    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
    Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts runs the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands of hotels.-Companies:*Shangri-La Asia Limited is incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability...

     (Pacific Place
    Pacific Place
    Pacific Place is a complex of office towers, hotels and a shopping centre situated at 88 Queensway, in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The latest phase, Three Pacific Place, is located at 1 Queen's Road East....

    , Admiralty
    Admiralty, Hong Kong
    Admiralty is the eastern extension of central business district of the Central on the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. It is located on the eastern end of the Central and Western District, bordered by Wan Chai to the east and Victoria Harbour to the north. The name of Admiralty refers to the former...

    )

Entertainment areas

  • Lan Kwai Fong
    Lan Kwai Fong
    Lan Kwai Fong is a small square of streets in Central, Hong Kong. The area was dedicated to hawkers before the Second World War, but underwent a renaissance in the mid 1980s. It is now a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing and dining...

    , the location of numerous bars, restaurants and clubs
  • Soho, Hong Kong
    Soho, Hong Kong
    The Soho district in Hong Kong is an entertainment zone located in Central and bordering Sheung Wan, within Central...

  • Wyndham Street
    Wyndham Street
    Wyndham Street is a one-way street in Central, Hong Kong. It is one of the earliest colonial streets, once known as Pedder Hill.It starts at the junction with Hollywood Road and Arbuthnot Road, near the Central Police Station, and heads downhill to terminate at Queen's Road Central, near the...


Places of worship

  • Various Buddhist temples
  • St. John's Cathedral
    St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong
    St. John's Cathedral , officially The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist and located at 4 Garden Road, Central, is an Anglican cathedral in Hong Kong. It is the Diocesan cathedral of the...

     (Sheng Kung Hui
    Sheng Kung Hui
    The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui , also known as the Hong Kong Anglican Church , is the Anglican Church in Hong Kong and Macau. It is the 38th Province of the Anglican Communion...

    , Anglican Church)
  • First Church, Church of Scientology
    Church of Scientology
    The Church of Scientology is an organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system. The Church of Scientology International is the Church of Scientology's parent organization, and is responsible for the overall ecclesiastical management, dissemination and...

  • Union Church
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Hong Kong (Roman Catholic)
  • St. Joseph's Church (Roman Catholic)

Parks

  • Chater Garden
    Chater Garden
    Chater Garden , located in the Central District of Hong Kong, is a public park directly east of the Legislative Council building. It is named after Sir Paul Chater, and one side of the garden is on Chater Road which is also named after him.-History:...

  • Cheung Kong Park
    Cheung Kong Park
    Cheung Kong Park is a small garden located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island and named for Li Ka Shing's corporate empire. The park is privately maintained by Cheung Kong Holdings, but is open to the public. The park consists of ponds and cascades with benches for visitors to enjoy the...

  • Hong Kong Park
    Hong Kong Park
    The Hong Kong Park is a public park next to Cotton Tree Drive in Central, Hong Kong. Built at a cost of HK$398 million and opened in May 1991, it covers an area of 80,000 m² and is an example of modern design and facilities blending with natural landscape....

    , former location of the Victoria Barracks
    Victoria Barracks, Hong Kong
    The Victoria Barracks were a barracks in the Admiralty district of Central on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The barracks were constructed between the 1840s and 1874, and situated within the area bounded by Cotton Tree Drive, Kennedy Road and Queensway, Hong Kong. The Barracks with Murray Barracks,...

  • Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
    Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
    The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest zoological and botanical centres in the world. It occupies an area of 5.6 hectares at Mid-levels, on the northern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong...

  • Statue Square
    Statue Square
    Statue Square is a public pedestrian square in Central, Hong Kong.-History:The square was built at the end of the 19th century. The idea of a square of statues dedicated to royalty was conceived by Sir Catchick Paul Chater. It derives its name from the fact that it originally contained the statue...


Schools

  • Raimondi College
    Raimondi College
    Raimondi College is a co-educational English-medium secondary school located at Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. It was named after Bishop Timoleon Raimondi, the first Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong. The Raimondi College Primary-Section moved to Stubbs Road in Wan Chai in 2008...

  • Sacred Heart Canossian School
  • St. Joseph's College, Hong Kong
    St. Joseph's College, Hong Kong
    Established in 1875, St. Joseph's College is the oldest Catholic boys' secondary school in Hong Kong. It is located at 7 Kennedy Road, Mid-levels, in the Central and Western District...

  • St. Paul's Co-educational (Kennedy Road) Primary School
    St. Paul's Co-educational (Kennedy Road) Primary School
    St. Paul's Co-educational Primary School is one of the two affiliated primary schools of St. Paul's Co-educational College, Hong Kong, with the campus at 26 Kennedy Road.-History:...

  • St. Paul's Co-educational (Macdonnell Road) Primary School
    St. Paul's Co-educational (Macdonnell Road) Primary School
    St. Paul's Co-educational Primary School is one of the two affiliated primary schools of St. Paul's Co-educational College, Hong Kong, with the campus at 33 Macdonnell Road.-History:...

  • St. Paul's Co-educational College
    St. Paul's Co-educational College
    St. Paul's Co-educational College , is located at 33 MacDonnell Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong....

  • St. Stephen's Girls' College
    St. Stephen's Girls' College
    St Stephen's Girls' College , known as SSGC, which is one of the grant schools under Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui , is a girls' schools in Hong Kong. Originally on Caine Road, the school moved to its current location at Lyttelton Road, Mid-Levels, in 1923. The main building is listed as one of the...

  • Ying Wa Girls' School
    Ying Wa Girls' School
    Ying Wa Girls' School is an HKCCCC secondary day school for girls in Central, Hong Kong. It is located at 76 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels. Total enrolment currently stands at slightly under 1,200.-History:...


Former buildings


  • Beaconsfield House
    Beaconsfield House
    Beaconsfield House was a government office building in Hong Kong's Central district.Built in 1963, the building was home to the Information Services Department until it was demolished along with the neighbouring Hong Kong Hilton in 1995 to make way for the Cheung Kong Center.-Plot history:The ...

    , demolished in 1995
  • Hong Kong Hilton
    Hong Kong Hilton
    Hong Kong Hilton was a hotel in Central, Hong Kong. Built in 1963, the 26 storey hotel was initially the only 5-star hotel on the island side of the territory...

    , closed in 1995
  • Hong Kong Hotel
    Hong Kong Hotel
    The Hongkong Hotel was Hong Kong's first luxury hotel, modelled after sumptuous London hotels. It was opened on Queen's Road and Pedder Street in 1868., and expanded onto the Victoria Harbour waterfront of Victoria City in 1893.-The hotel:...

    , closed in 1952
  • Murray House
    Murray House
    Murray House is a Victorian-era building in Stanley in Hong Kong. Originally built in the present-day business district of Central in 1846 as officers' quarters of the Murray Barracks, the building was relocated to the south of Hong Kong Island during the 2000s.- Architecture :Murray House was one...

    , part of Murray Barracks
    Murray Barracks
    Murray Barracks was a barracks for British Army in Admiralty of Central in Hong Kong. It was named after Sir George Murray, the Master-General of the Ordnance at the time of construction.-Location:...

    , moved to Stanley
    Stanley, Hong Kong
    Stanley is a town and a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It located on a peninsula on the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. It is east of Repulse Bay and west of Shek O, adjacent to Chung Hom Kok...

  • Old Central Government Offices
    Old Central Government Offices
    The old Central Government Office was home to many of Hong Kong Government's departments from 1847 to 1954. Built in 1847 as the Secretariat Building, it was also home to the territory's Legislative Council from the 1930s to 1954....

    , demolished in 1954
  • Wellington Barracks
    Wellington Barracks, Hong Kong
    Wellington Barracks was a British Army barracks in Admiralty of Central on the north side of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. The three storey Classical architecture building was built in 1854. The barracks had an army hospital, and this still exists as Hong Kong International School. The barracks...

    , demolished in 1992
  • City Hall Ferry Pier
    City Hall Ferry Pier
    City Hall Ferry Pier was a barge pier at the east of ex-Queen's Pier outside Hong Kong City Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong. It had hydrofoil service to Tsim Sha Tsui East. Due to the Central and Wan Chai Reclamation, both Queen's Pier and City Hall Ferry Pier were closed and relocated...

    , barge pier, closed due to the Central and Wan Chai Reclamation
    Central and Wan Chai Reclamation
    Central and Wan Chai Reclamation is a project launched by the Hong Kong Government since the 1990s to reclaim land for different purposes.-Background:The project was first mentioned in the 1985 planning strategy by the Government...

  • Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier
    Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier
    Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, often referred to as the "Star Ferry" Pier, was a pier in Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong; the pier, with its clock tower, was a prominent waterfront landmark...

    , demolished in 2007
  • Blake Pier, Central
    Blake Pier, Central
    The Blake Pier was a ferry pier in Central, Hong Kong. It was named after Sir Henry Arthur Blake, the twelfth governor of Hong Kong.- First Generation :...

    , demolished, partially moved to Stanley
  • Queen's Pier
    Queen's Pier
    Queen's Pier, named after Queen Victoria, was a public pier in front of City Hall in Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong. For three generations it served not only as a public pier in day-to-day use but also as a major ceremonial arrival and departure point...

    , demolished in 2008
  • United Pier
    United Pier
    United Pier was a ferry pier in Central, Hong Kong. It was located at Jubilee Street, so it was formerly named "Jubilee Street Pier" .- History :...

    , demolished in 1994

Transport


Public transport


The area is a major transport hub for Hong Kong (see also Transport in Hong Kong
Transport in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has a highly developed and sophisticated transport network, encompassing both public and private transport. Over 90% of the daily journeys are on public transport, making it the highest rate in the world....

).
  • Bus
    Bus
    A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are...

    • KMB
      Kowloon Motor Bus
      The Kowloon Motor Bus Company Limited , a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world...

      , serving only cross-harbour
      Victoria Harbour
      Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent...

       routes on Hong Kong Island
    • First Bus
      New World First Bus
      New World First Bus Services Limited , abbreviated as First Bus and "NWFB", is the third largest public bus operator in Hong Kong.NWFB was established in 1998, taking over China Motor Bus's franchise on 1 September 1998 to provide bus services on Hong Kong Island together with Citybus...

    • Citybus
      Citybus (Hong Kong)
      Citybus Limited is one of the three major bus operators in Hong Kong. It provides both franchised and non-franchised bus service. The franchised route network serves mainly Hong Kong Island, cross-harbour routes , Ocean Park, North Lantau and Hong Kong International Airport...


  • Minibus
    Public light bus
    A Public light bus is a common public mode of transport in Hong Kong. It mainly serves the area that standard Hong Kong bus lines cannot reach as efficiently. It is also colloquially known as a minibus or a van, defined as a kind of share taxi....


  • Train
    Train
    A train is a connected series of vehicles for rail transport that move along a track to transport cargo or passengers from one place to another place. The track usually consists of two rails, but might also be a monorail or maglev guideway.Propulsion for the train is provided by a separate...

    s and Tram
    Tram
    A tram is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities and/or towns , and/or partially grade separated even in the cities...

    s
    • MTR
      MTR
      Mass Transit Railway is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. Originally opened in 1979, the system now includes 211.6 km of rail with 155 stations, including 86 railway stations and 69 light rail stops...

       - Island Line
      Island Line (MTR)
      The Island Line is one of 10 lines of the MTR, the mass transit system in Hong Kong. It runs from Sheung Wan in the Central and Western District to Chai Wan in the Eastern District. The line first opened in 31 May 1985...

      , Tsuen Wan Line, Tung Chung Line, Airport Express
      Airport Express (MTR)
      The Airport Express is one of the lines of the Mass Transit Railway serving Hong Kong. It links the principal urban areas of Hong Kong to Hong Kong International Airport and the associated AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition and convention centre....

       at Hong Kong, Central
      Central (MTR)
      Central station is an MTR station located in the Central area of Hong Kong Island. The station's livery is firebrick red, except for the station's Tsuen Wan Line platform where its livery is dark brown...

       and Admiralty
      Admiralty (MTR)
      Admiralty station is an MTR station located on Hong Kong Island, in an area often referred to as Admiralty. The station's livery is dodger blue...

       stations
    • Tram
      Hong Kong Tramways
      Hong Kong Tramways is a tram system in Hong Kong and one of the earliest forms of public transport in Hong Kong. Owned and operated by Veolia Transport, the tramway runs on Hong Kong Island between Shau Kei Wan and Kennedy Town, with a branch circulating Happy Valley...

    • Peak Tram
      Peak Tram
      The Peak Tramway is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. Running from Central district to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of...


  • Ferries
    • New World First Ferry
      New World First Ferry
      New World First Ferry Services Limited is a ferry service company in Hong Kong. The company was established in November 1999, when it took over the 8 licensed ferry routes transferred from the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry...

      , to Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo
      Mui Wo
      Mui Wo is a rural town on the eastern coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The main beach in Mui Wo is known as Silver Mine Bay .-History:...

      ), Peng Chau
      Peng Chau
      Peng Chau is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong, which has an area of 0.99 km².Peng Chau is known for its small island lifestyle, accessibility to fresh seafood, and several temples located around the island...

       and Cheung Chau
      Cheung Chau
      Cheung Chau is a small island 10 km southwest of Hong Kong Island, is nicknamed as the 'dumbbell island' for its shape. It has been inhabited for longer than most other places in the territory of Hong Kong, with a population of about 23,000 up to 2006...

    • Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry
      Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry
      Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry Ltd was incorporated in Hong Kong in February 1998.Other than regular ferry service, HKKF offers services to:*Correctional Services Department...

      , to Sok Kwu Wan
      Sok Kwu Wan
      thumb|250px|Sok Kwu Wan viewed from [[Lamma Island]] walkSok Kwu Wan or Picnic Bay is a bay in the Middle East coast of Lamma Island, Hong Kong...

       and Yung Shue Wan
      Yung Shue Wan
      Yung Shue Wan is the main population centre on Lamma Island, Hong Kong. It has a population of approximately 6,000.-Features:The village is a mix of residential properties, shops and restaurants. Yung Shue Wan gives a Mediterranean feeling when walking through it...

       on Lamma Island
      Lamma Island
      Lamma Island , also known as Pok Liu Chau or simply Pok Liu , is the third largest island in Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of the Islands District.-Name:...

    • Star Ferry
      Star Ferry
      The Star Ferry, or The "Star" Ferry Company, is a passenger ferry service operator in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon...

      , to Tsim Sha Tsui
      Tsim Sha Tsui
      Tsim Sha Tsui , often abbreviated as TST, is an urbanized area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui...

       and Hung Hom
      Hung Hom
      Hung Hom is an area of Kowloon, in Hong Kong, administratively part of the Kowloon City District, with a portion west of the railway in the Yau Tsim Mong District. Hung Hom serves mainly residential purposes though is mixed with some industrial buildings in the north.-Geography:Hung Hom is located...

    • Discovery Bay Ferry, to Tsim Sha Tsui East and Discovery Bay
      Discovery Bay
      Discovery Bay is a mixed, primarily residential, development comprising a residential development and private and public recreational facilities in Hong Kong. It is situated on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories. The development spans an area of 650 hectares , and...

    • Park Island Ferry

  • Ferry piers:
    • Central Piers
      Central Piers
      The Central Piers are situated on the northeast part of Central, Hong Kong Island. The ferries mostly depart to Outlying Islands in the New Territories, with the exception of Pier 1 serving as a government pier, and ferries from Piers 7, 8 going to Kowloon.-Ferry Services:The destinations of the...

    • Star Ferry Pier, Central

  • Pedestrian facilities
    • Central Elevated Walkway
      Central Elevated Walkway
      The Central Elevated Walkway is an extensive footbridge network spanning Admiralty and Central, near Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.The system was built in phases by the Hong Kong Government and various developers, such as Hongkong Land, Jardine Matheson Holdings and Shun Tak Holdings. It has...

    • Central–Mid-levels escalators

Expressways and routes

  • Route 4
    Route 4 (Hong Kong)
    Route 4 is an east-west road artery along the north shore of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Formerly divided into routes 7 and 8, Route 4 consists of two sections:...

  • Connaught Road Central
  • Central-Wan Chai Bypass
    Central-Wan Chai Bypass
    The Central-Wan Chai Bypass is a proposed 4 km trunk road running between Central and Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The original design consists of a 2.3 km dual 3-lane tunnel running under new reclamation areas which will be provided by Central and Wan Chai Reclamation project, and also...

    (under construction)

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