Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong City Hall
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
How to get there
  • Central • 4 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 6 min walk
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,083 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The HK City Hall is fairly large complex with lowrise with concert hall and surprisingly rich and good programme of concerts, and a 11/12 story highrise with a nice exhibition space on the 7th floor and a public library, both for aduts and for children. There are numerous temporary exhibits - on the afternoon I visited there was a very pleasant show of landscape and fauna ink scroll paintings by three local artists.... During weekdays, the place is busy with wedding groups as the Marriage Registry is in the same building.....
Written 9 January 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,042 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Hong Kong City Hall is multiple purpose culture complex that opened in 1962 at Edinburgh Place at Connaught Road Central. There are a couple of venues including a concert hall and theatre where regular performances are held. You can refer to the City Hall Website Programmes page to see schedule. There is an exhibition gallery within City Hall that is used for special exhibitions from time to time.

While technically not City Hall the Edinburgh Place is also where you will find City Gallery which is a free multi floor, permanent exhibition that focuses on city planning and development of Hong Kong. This is a free attraction that is open to the public from 10am to 6pm (Mon, Wed & Thurs) and 10am to 7pm (Fri to Sun), closed on Tuesdays.

There is also a Memorial Garden just outside City Hall which is dedicated citizens and soldiers that died defending Hong Kong during WWII. There is a War Shrine and interesting sculptures there for those who pass by and want to have a look.
Written 3 August 2023
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Cap Chastain
Anchorage, AK17,597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Hong Kong City Hall, is located off Connaught Road at Edinburgh Place in here in Hong Kong Central. I have been coming here for years because there is a very nice library on the upper floors with an excellent computer center on the 6th floor with computers set up with English Language Keyboards. You can make advance reservations if you choose and the computer center is open seven days a week.

There is also a very nice Art Gallery on the 7th floor with very pleasant showings from time to time.

The building itself is also very attractive. Is this a do-not-miss attraction? No it is not. But I still rate it as excellent because of its above facilities. And I have not even mentioned Maxim's Cafe and the Memorial Garden on the Harbor side of City Hall.
Written 10 August 2019
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Margaretllc
Hong Kong, China1,895 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Once a landmark building in Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong’s oldest city hall with tremendous history and memory of old Hong Kong. Have been Venues for arts performance and restaurants.
Written 7 March 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Located in Central is the central hub on the Island, the place to go to attend a concert or the theatre, tickets can be purchased online or at one of the self-serve machines inside the hall. We were introduced to the City Hall on a recent walking tour, opened in 1962, a place to use the bathroom facilities for free. An interesting feature outside is to view the missing British crown from above the name on the building, removed after the handback in 1999.
Written 13 February 2019
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LCI3
New York City, NY55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
I never thought I'd review a City Hall, but the one in Hong Kong provides a perfect long afternoon. Among other things (unreviewed here) it contains both Maxim's restaurant, and a lovely concert hall.

Maxim's is purported to be the best dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong. In a city where this restaurant style originated, and where you'll find dozens of excellent dim sum places, that's purely subjective, but it's very good. For instance, the small spare rib pieces were the meatiest and best I've ever had. The octopus, not a common dim sum dish, was crunchy and excellently flavored. We had the usual array of dim sum offerings, and there wasn't a clunker in the bunch, including dessert. Starting with the costumed receptionist barking out reservation numbers like an auctioneer, it was fun. Service is no better than other dim sum places of comparable (large) size, and the usual language barriers popped up (we asked for stuffed peppers and got a pepper shaker). It's a bit pricey, but the view is nice and it's worth the experience.

The concert hall is a comfortable, human sized, modern hall with excellent acoustics.

Here's what to do: Buy tickets for a matinee performance at the theatre. Go upstairs and get a number (or judge when to get a number) to wait for a seat at Maxim's (on weekends, waits can be over an hour). Dim sum ends at 3 pm, so you shouldn't have a problem timing your exit. Take a walk or watch any festivities on the plaza in front of the building (there was a Philippine fashion show the day we went), have a nice, relaxing meal, and finish off with a concert. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Written 18 November 2018
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Stan B
La Jolla, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a must, if you go to Hong Kong. Try to get a Window table, and pick out your selections by tray servers walking around. Food is exceptional. Bettter for Lunch. Get there before 12 noon.
Written 22 October 2018
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StarOzTraveler
170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This is a nice large clean venue for Cantonese dim sim lunch. It is located within the Hong Kong City Hall where one will find many other civic activities going on. The variety of dishes on offer are many and much more than one can find in the Western countries. There is usually a long queue during lunch hours 12-2pm. Best to avoid long queue.
Written 16 October 2018
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Hong Kong's City Hall is an unpretentious building near the harbourfront. It is a quiet corner in busy Central. Many come here for the well-renowned Maxim restaurant for dim sum.
Written 15 May 2018
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Patt P
Lund, Skåne County, Sweden73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I love the atmosphere of the concert: Chinese folk orchestra with standardized mode and improved acoustic, people come here to enjoy their culture. This shows the real vibe of the city. The hall’s acoustic may be a bit worse than HKCC for orchestra music but is still good to my ear.
Written 16 April 2018
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