Block Arcade, Melbourne

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Block Arcade, Melbourne - Address, Phone Number

Address: 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone: +61-396545244

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Walking Area, Coffee House, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids

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This is yet another historical shopping centre in Melbourne’s central business district. During its early days, in the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century, the block was notorious for its drug and prostitution rings. Today however, it’s a lovely block filled with quaint little boutiques and shops. It lights up wonderfully at Christmas. Visitors say that the best way to get through the arcade is a little bit every day: walk in, shop, eat, repeat tomorrow with different shops an different restaurants. Make sure to check out the pretty mosaic tiling and the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, the chocolates and the coffee. It’s pure Victorian delight.

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How To reach Block Arcade by Public Transport

  • Trams on Collins Street

Restaurants Near Block Arcade

  • San Paolo Solarino
  • NoriNori
  • Gill’s Diner

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  • I come in here quite often just to have a little potter around and have a look at what the shops have to offer. There are some beautiful little boutique stores some of which also offer hand made goods which is always nice compared to all the high street stores. The cafes are lovely and the chocolate store in there is to die for. I would highly recommend popping in for a visit and spending some money in the locally owned stores.

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  • Great for site seeing. The architecture is beautiful and lots of shopping options there and nearby. Great area to grab gifts or just marvel at the specialised items in each shop. Can get quite busy and cramped during peak shopping times. Avoid on Saturdays from lunch time onwards if you can.

  • Stunning! Beautiful! Spectacular! This is what the block arcade is and more. Its always a pleasure shopping and walking through here.

  • Historic shopping arcade. Be sure to check out the beautiful tile mosaic floors and have afternoon tea at Hopetoun Tea Rooms.

  • Still one of the best arcades. Great Pub downstairs! Very old school!

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