The Block Arcade is one of the finest examples of a 19th century shopping arcade. It is richly decorated, with mosaic tiled flooring, a glass canopy, wrought iron and carved stone.
The arcade connects Collins Street to Little Collins.
There are few words which can describe the feeling and olde-style charm captured in the Royal Arcade. Since 1869, the arcade has acted as a hub between Melbourne's, Bourke Street Mall, Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street.
Explore Melbourne's lanes, alleyways, little streets, arcades, café society and fascinating shops. Walking time 1.5 hours. Distance 2.5 kms.
Dedicated to showcasing artists from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, placing their art and culture firmly in the public realm.
Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art displayed on approved outdoor locations throughout the city.
Melbourne has a great range of bars, including: rooftop bars, wine bars, lounges, cocktail bars, karaoke, beer gardens, jazz bars, live music bars and sports bars.
Opening in 1999, tucked away down one of the CBD's intriguing little alleyways, Cherry is Melbourne's first authentic Rock bar, showcasing some of the greatest rock and soul music from the past half a century.
Can you imagine a beer garden without a pub, or a bar in a box? Well we've created both! The Container Bar has docked and our cargo includes a wide range of liquid goodness - wine, spirits and supreme coffee, as well as slow food sandwiches and tasty s...
Lustre Bar is a cocktail and dessert bar. A place where you can indulge in a carefully crafted cocktail made by our professional staff and also indulge in a locally made dessert or specialty chocolate.
Melbourne is a serious culinary hotspot, with everything from burger joints to swish eateries with big-name chefs, and there’s also a thriving bar scene.
This popular lunchtime spot in Centre Place specialises in great value baguettes, making it the perfect place to grab a quick bite.
Ca de Vin – ‘House of Wine’, is located in Postal Lane at Melbourne’s historic GPO on the Bourke Street Mall. With our quality Pizza and Mediterranean cuisine, friendly staff and a unique laneway atmosphere, Ca de Vin is perfect for lunch and dinner.
Far from hellish, this groovy little upstairs cafe/bar makes you feel special to even know about it.
We formed the Little Mule Company as we love bicycles and coffee. So we decided to open shop, the kind of place we’d like to hang out and we’re pretty fussy about this stuff. So it had to have some sweet bikes and great coffee.
Chinatown: Through the ornate archway, past the marble lions, you are transported to the clattering, chattering streets of China, a world of dumplings, dragonfruit and drunken chicken.
Sat 10 Mar 2012 to Mon 28 Sep 2015
Discover Melbourne's laneways and arcades.