Graham Street

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Fresh food stalls
Fruit stalls
Upper section of Graham Street, between Hollywood Road and Staunton Street.

Graham Street (Chinese: 嘉咸街) is a street in Hong Kong and the location of Graham Street Market, one of the oldest continuously operating street markets in Hong Kong.


Located in Central, 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 Terrace and Hollywood Road. The Street Market occupies the section between Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road.[1]


The market dates back more than 160 years.[1] The street is narrow but allows a row of stalls on either sides and sells various foodstuff.[2]

One of the earliest cinemas in Hong Kong, the Bizhao Dianying Yuan, opened in Graham Street in 1907.[3]

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Governor Murray MacLehose, visited the Graham Street market on 5 May 1975 to speak with locals.

Graham Street was featured in a scene from the 2001 film Rush Hour 2.

The Urban Renewal Authority is redeveloping Graham Street and Peel Street and planning to demolish the market. This will affect over 37 buildings in the process.[4]


  1. ^ a b Best wet markets in Hong Kong CNN Go. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-09
  2. ^ DeWolf, Christopher "9 Hong Kong tourist traps -- for better or worse" CNN Go. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-03
  3. ^ Pang, Laikwan (2007). The distorting mirror: visual modernity in China. University of Hawaii Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-8248-3093-9.
  4. ^ Urban Renewal Authority: Peel Street / Graham Street Project

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Coordinates: 22°16′58″N 114°09′12″E / 22.28278°N 114.15326°E / 22.28278; 114.15326