Hidden from the bustling pedestrian traffic along Mongkok’s Argyle Street is a secret alleyway filled with extraordinary graffiti pieces. Running for about two blocks long, and nicknamed the graffiti wall of fame, it provides a unique walking tour of Hong Kong street art.
The level of quality and consistency of the artwork is very good. Despite the large number of works, you will see few pieces of lesser skill on the walls.
The lettering ranges from the abstract, to easily legible graffiti.
A few of the pieces also include interesting characters.
Several of the pieces have a direct lineage to famous pieces from graffiti’s early days, while others are totally original in concept and style.
Take the Red (Tseun Wan) MTR line to Mongkok station, and then take Exit D2 onto Argyle Street. Next walk East towards the East Rail Line overpass. Cross Sai Yee Street, and keep walking East towards the overpass. Just as you pass the Argyle Street Waterworks Depot (at 111 Argyle Street,) you will see this sign, and the entrance to an alley will be on your left.
Take the left into the alley, and walk along for half a block until the graffiti wall begins.
There is an exit on the other end that lets you out onto Bute Street / Luen Wan Street. It’s not a long walk, and it’s filled with colorful graffiti art and some street art posters as well.
Since the alleyway runs between Argyle Street and Bute Street, you can actually enter through either direction.
To give you a general vicinity, it’s just a few blocks away from Sincere House, the mobile phone shopping center. It’s also not far from the Flower Market in Prince Edward.
The alley contains artwork by both local and foreign artists.
Quick summary: A fun, alternative art walk to visit while in Mongkok. It’s also kid-friendly, for the more adventurous parents!
Hong Kong Graffiti Wall Of Fame
111 Argyle Street (look for the narrow alley just after this address. Follow directions above!)