Melbourne's famous laneways are buzzing with shopping arcades, street art, cafes, bars and boutiques, all with their own individual character and charm.

Melbourne laneways

Degraves Street and Centre Place

Loved equally by tourists and locals alike, this iconic Melbourne laneway is packed with tiny shops, hole-in-the-wall cafes and Euro-style restaurants.

Hosier Lane

Melbourne's most iconic street art laneway draws throngs of tourists, with every centimetre covered in a colourful riot of murals.

The Nicholas Building

Known as a ‘vertical laneway’, this heritage building is home to an eclectic selection of small businesses and attractions.

Manchester Lane

A range of independent designers are tucked into shoebox-sized stores in Manchester Lane, from fashion to footwear.

Famous arcades

Men's Biz

The go-to for men's grooming products, stocking leading brands from around the world.

Wax Museum Records

A wide range of new and used vinyl, CDs, tapes and music-inspired clothing.

Royal Arcade

Oldest covered shopping walkway in Australia, known for its giant clock that chimes every hour.

The Block Arcade

A lavish 19th century shopping arcade featuring an impressive mosaic floor.

The Walk Arcade

Walk the Walk Arcade to find unique jewellery, gifts, accessories, homewares and more.

Campbell Arcade

Campbell Arcade underground shopping precinct dates from 1956 includes an eclectic range of shops.

Laneway culture

Arcades and lanes walk

Discover Melbourne’s laneways, little streets, arcades, cafe society and fascinating shops.​

Street art

Melbourne laneways are filled street art murals, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.

Walks and itineraries

These walks and itineraries will help you discover Melbourne's best sights and attractions.

Laneway bars

Eau de Vie

A bar with liquid nitrogen cocktails, tasting menus, plus a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase.

Hell's Kitchen

Cafe by day, bar by night, in one of Melbourne's iconic laneways.

Bar Americano

Pint-sized bar serving only classic cocktails, with the menu changing weekly.

Beneath Driver Lane

Basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails and spirits with French bistro-style bar food.

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Trades Hall

Australia’s oldest trades hall building, built in 1859.

Attractions and sights

Explore Melbourne's attractions, from laneways and street art to lush parks and grand galleries.

Hellenic Museum

Encouraging an appreciation of Greece’s cultural legacy in Melbourne.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

An art gallery presenting challenging and innovative contemporary work.