PMQ
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This historical building was recently transformed into a creative hub for local design talent. It now showcases over 100 independent fashion, design, and homeware stores; plus excellent restaurants.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 4 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 9 min walk
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Robert R
Sacramento, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
PMQ was okay but Hong Kong overall was great. A lot to do, easy to get around with walking or the subway. Fairly easy to manage there with English. Hong Kong is clean and safe. Don’t be surprised that typical hotel rooms are small.
Written 20 March 2024
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
As a part of our walking tour, PMQ is like an art center where you can explore the emerging artists in Hong Kong. It is also the old residential house of the police family in Hong Kong. There’s a lot of history behind the establishment. They had this underground museum that features these old remnants that they still kept all throughout the years.

What I did like was the Tamiya store with a cafe where you can stay and play with the Tamiya itself. They even have this free gift for tourists. Just don’t forget to bring or show them the copy of your passport to the reception.
Written 24 November 2023
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supersunnysky
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Guitar, double bass and vocal in jazz ~ Some 20s’ American food and drinks to enjoy too. All inclusive at an affordable price (
Written 10 November 2023
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Hi supersunnysky, Thank you for your positive review and we are glad to know that you enjoy the night with Food & Jazz at Taste Library. Please check out the social media pages of Taste Library (@pmqtastelibrary) for upcoming events. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 24 November 2023
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Rebecca H
Colorado Springs, CO532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Nothing but good things to say about this place. Such a great revitalization of an old and historic building for the area. Love all of the unique boutique shops!! Absolutely loved the Sake workshop and really wanted to do a workshop at one of the painting places, or yoga!
Written 18 June 2023
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Hi Rebecca, thank you for your positive review! We are glad to know that you appreciated the revitalization of PMQ and enjoyed the Sake Workshop here. There are lots of other workshops and events happening in PMQ, please check out the "Happenings" in our website for more details! Hope to see you again soon. Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 3 July 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The former Police Married Quarter (PMQ) in Central was restored and repurposed as a creative and design focused shopping venue in Central back in 2014. You won't find the typical luxury and international brand name shops here However. This is a social project whereby affordable space has been set aside for local entrepreneurs, seeking to showcase and grow their businesses as art courses, galleries, lifestyle and consumable products, clothing, fashion, jewellery and all manner of creative shops. There are a couple of casual eateries and coffee shops as well.

In short, if you want to see local Hong Kong brands, there are around 100 small shops that line the floors at PMQ. There are also large scale seasonal decorations along with occasional exhibitions and events that have made for interesting experiences and reasons to visit PMQ over the years. You'll find PMQ along Aberdeen Street in Central. Shops have respective opening hours but are generally open from late morning until evening each day. The venue can be a bit crowded during midday weekends and public holidays but is usually far less crowded than our higher end malls.
Written 28 December 2022
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Hello BradJill, Thank you for sharing with us your visit experience and the nice photos taken at PMQ! We are glad to know you had an enjoyable visit here during Christmas. Don't forget to check out the "Happenings" on our website for more details of our upcoming events and workshops too! We look forward to seeing you next time! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 30 December 2022
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MasalaHongKong
Hong Kong, China49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I used Klook to get the Tourist Coupon Booklet as, through them, you also get a free luggage tag. The Klook offer meant that I had to collect on a specific day but, as I had to travel from New Territories to HK Island, it wasn't going to be spur of the moment anyway. The Klook offer said it expires on 31st August whereas the PMQ site said the offer expires on 31st Dec 2022.
I have a number of significant complaints:
- THE COUPONS ALL EXPIRED ON 31st MARCH 2022 SO NONE WERE VALID. Note the offer goes to 31st Dec.
- The person in the information kiosk still gave me the booklet of coupons! Why is it still being handed out?
- The booklet is really badly produced. In particular the T&C for each offer are in the smallest font they could find - I had to use my phone camera to blow up the text so I could read it (and find none are valid),
- There is no description of what each outlet sells, just the shop name and the offered discount. For example there is a shop called Soil - how would I know what they sell? In fact they sell designer ceramics and textiles and are very good but...

There are some really interesting shops in PMQ, completely different from what you can find elsewhere in HK. But it's completely let down by shambolic marketing. Tai Kwun nearby shows how it should be done.

As it is, this was a TOTAL WASTE OF MY TIME.
It takes a special level of incompetence to pull this off. Well done
Written 20 August 2022
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Hello MasalaHongKong, Thank you for leaving us your review here. First of all, we sincerely apologize for the miscommunication regarding the extension of the expiration date of the coupon book. Thank you for sharing your comments on the coupon book and we are also aware of the room for improvement in the design and production. The new version of the coupon book will be released soon, and the discount coupons included in the new edition will be available in digital format to complement the print version and provide more details about the participating stores and discount offers. We apologize again for any inconvenience caused to you and hope to better welcome you again in the future. Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 22 August 2022
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MsMkonnichiwa
Sydney, Australia240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing hub of local artist talent making everything imaginable - fashion, art, you name it. We did a felting workshop with Chin of Yeung Chin designs, shop H406, which was wonderful. Great value and fun to get so close to his creativity. I will now make this a regular pop in for presents with meaning.
Written 29 May 2021
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Hello MsMkonnichiwa, Massive thanks for your lovely review; we are thrilled to know you had fun in the workshop! In addition, there are lots of exhibitions and event happenings here throughout the year too. Don’t forget to check out “Happenings” in our official website for more details and updates! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 10 June 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I recently went shopping at PMQ again in search of a mah-jong themed present for a friend. This is a great place to find unusual or fun gifts as there are a lot of local labels and brands selling unique and distinctive goods. There are also a number of designers and artisans selling their own jewellery, clothing and artwork.
Due to the pandemic, it was a lot quieter than usual and a number of shops seemed to be shut but there were still enough open.
For mah-jong players, I can recommend Glocal Mahjong. It is a fun shop that sells everything from mah-jong sets to mah-jong socks, soaps, tote bags and key-rings. You can find it at Shop S405 in the PMQ centre.
Written 22 March 2021
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Hello Mairwen1, Thank you for your positive feedback and we are so happy to know you had fun at PMQ. PMQ houses more than 100 Hong Kong local designers and we are sure you can find a lot of original souvenirs here! Don't forget to check out the "Happenings" in our website for more details of our events and workshops too! Hope to see you again soon. Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 13 April 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Although PMQ is very centrally located, it’s not on the normal tourist radar. However it’s a good place for unique souvenirs and indie style shops. There are a number of local fashion labels and home-grown local brands. There are jewellery designers, some of who you can watch at work, and artisans making leather goods. It was planned as a creative hub and has attracted design studios and workshops. There is also a foodie aspect, with the ABC cooking school, sake tasting, a beautiful bread shop, and a couple of spots to eat and a bar.
It’s a quirky sort of shopping venue because it’s all located inside what was once the old Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters (a Grade III historic site). It has retained all the original structure and layout so each shop or studio is in one of the original units.
If like me, you are interested in the history, this building was the first one to provide residences for married police officers and their families. There were 140 single room units and 28 double room units. No-one could say that it’s an attractive building. Built in 1951, it’s utilitarian and austere but it doesn't take much imagine to wonder what life was like for these families living so closely together in compact units in this compound. If walls could only talk… The last families moved out around 2005 and it stood empty for almost 10 years until work began to revitalise the building and create this arts and design centre. It now has an interesting, cool feel about it and is worth a visit.
NOTE: There is a PMQ Info Centre where you can pick up a free guide with more information and some discount coupons.
Written 28 September 2020
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Hi Mairwen1, Thank you for your informative review! We are glad to know that you had an enjoyable visit here at PMQ, and you really know so much about the history of this revitalisation site. In addition to our historical background and the mentioned creative shops, you may also find some international arts and cultural events such as exhibitions, workshops, and thematic activities throughout the year. Please visit our official website for more details and updates, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 8 October 2020
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Minnieho
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Peaceful quiet place in central, many good cafe and small shops with quality produce and designer items, highly recommended for weekend relaxing and slow shopping. Sometimes small scale exhibition or themed showcase here, enjoy!
Written 4 January 2020
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Hi Minnieho, Thank you for your lovely review, nice to know you enjoyed your time here at PMQ! Besides the mentioned cafe, shops, exhibition going on here, we also have some workshops here, like art jamming, food dyeing and accessories DIY workshops etc... For more details, you may browse from PMQ official website, we look forward to seeing you next time! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
Written 6 January 2020
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