With mosaic-tile flooring, a glass canopy and carved stone, the Block Arcade is one of the finest examples of a 19th-century shopping arcade on the planet.
The Royal Arcade has provided an undercover shopping link between Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall, Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street since 1869.
Entered from Flinders Street, Campbell Arcade underground shopping precinct dates from 1956 and connects Degraves Street with Flinders Street Station.
Connecting Bourke Street Mall and Little Collins Street, The Walk Arcade offers a selection of jewellery, gift, accessory and homeware stores.
The Walk is also home to some excellent dining choices.
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Inspiring art is everywhere in Melbourne - hidden in nooks and crannies, over, under and around street corners and right where you'd never expect to find it.
Melbourne's Chinatown is a hub for the local Chinese community, and is the focus for Chinese New Year celebrations and other festivities. It stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street.
Located in Melbourne's Chinatown, off Little Bourke Street, the Chinese Museum is a living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown. The Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia.
Whitehart is an industrial designed container bar, hidden down a city laneway. Cosy up under cover in the courtyard, or enjoy some sun on the rooftop.
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.
Follow the clink of wine glasses and the aroma of Italian cuisine to Ca de Vin, tucked away in Postal Lane next to Melbourne's historic GPO building.
With an enviable reputation as the best Spanish restaurant in Melbourne, Movida’s modern take on tapas is inspired by the day’s market-fresh produce.
Misty bar is a busy city bar, with a funky edge. The young hipster crowd are attracted by the martinis, mojitos and DJ nights. There’s also a wide selection of beer and wine to choose from, plus a small selection of finger food.
Like a vinyl record in its sleeve cover, Cherry Bar is cosy on AC/DC Lane. Melbourne’s original rock bar has been operating for over 15 years and is as loud as ever.
Possibly the most permanent pop-up bar around, the Section 8 container bar combines a beer garden without the pub and a bar out of a box!
Perfect in summer, great all year round, Section 8 is the definition of an outdoor bar.
Lustre Bar is Melbourne's original dessert bar. Those with a sweet tooth will be on cloud nine when they spot the sweet canapés and dessert cocktails in a cone.
Elevated off the street, the smallish Hell’s Kitchen is neatly hidden well enough to be off the beaten track. Serving as a cafe and lunchery during the day, the beer flows at night.
Housed under the leafy arches of New Guernica's entrance, Chuckle Park is a charming cosy outdoor space with a big heart and an even bigger soul.
Think canned beverages served in stubby holders and fancy plastic glasses.