Block Arcade

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-396545244
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Coffee House, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids

Block Arcade - Review

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.

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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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TripHobo Highlights for Block Arcade

  • Block Arcade Address: 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Block Arcade Contact Number: +61-396545244
  • Block Arcade Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Block Arcade Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Block Arcade(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Block Arcade: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Block Arcade

  • 93% of people who visit Melbourne include Block Arcade in their plan

  • 31.18% of people start their Block Arcade visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Block Arcade

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

57.76% of people prefer walking in order to reach Block Arcade

People normally club together Queen Victoria Market and Australian Centre For Moving Image while planning their visit to Block Arcade.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Block Arcade, Melbourne Reviews

  • Visited offices on second floor. Nice atmosphere lovely historical arcade. Sad to shops empty.

  • It's a good historical area. Lots of specialty shops, including the famous Hoptoun Tea Rooms where you can queue up to get in. Lots of other eating places, too. Worth a visit.

  • Very well maintained historical building with it's heritage architecture outlook preserved as it was. A must visit place in Melbourne!

  • Such a beautiful arcade. From the mosaic floors to the domed ceiling and the wonderful shops selling everything from chocolates to beautiful art glass this arcade is a must see. Unfortunately the wonderful toy shop that was there for so many years has closed.

  • One of the oldest arcades in Melbourne. Worth checking out the intricate mosaic floors and details glass works. Lots of history!

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