D'Aguilar Street

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Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°09′20″E / 22.28112°N 114.15552°E / 22.28112; 114.15552

Intersection of the lower end of D'Aguilar Street with Queen's Road in 1890. The building at the corner with arcades was the first generation of the Hong Kong Club Building.
Lower section of D'Aguilar Street in 2005, with Queen's Road Central visible in the background.
D'Aguilar Street, near its intersection with Wo On Lane and Lan Kwai Fong.
Upper end of D'Aguilar Street, at its intersection with Wyndham Street.

D'Aguilar Street (Chinese: 德己立街, formerly 德忌笠街) is a street in Central, Hong Kong.

It is named after George Charles D'Aguilar (1784–1855), Major General and Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong, at the very beginning of colonial Hong Kong.

Location[edit]

D'Aguilar Street is an L-shaped street starting from Queen's Road Central, at Entertainment Building. It runs uphill and meets Stanley Street, Wellington Street, Wo On Lane and Lan Kwai Fong (two times). It turns after meeting Lan Kwai Fong and ends at the junction with Wyndham Street, Glenealy and Lower Albert Road near the Fringe Club.

History[edit]

D'Aguilar Street was the location of the clinic of Filipino national hero José Rizal who lived in Hong Kong briefly in the 1890s.

Features[edit]

The higher section of D'Aguilar Street, together with Lan Kwai Fong, is a famous site for night life in Hong Kong. Foreign restaurants and bars can be found in the area.

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