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Melbourne's famous laneways are buzzing with shopping arcades, street art, cafes, bars and boutiques, all with their own individual character and charm.
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.
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.
A range of independent designers are tucked into shoebox-sized stores in Manchester Lane, from fashion to footwear.
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An underground shopping precinct dating from 1956 with an eclectic range of shops.
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The go-to for men's grooming products, stocking leading brands from around the world.
The Block Arcade
A lavish 19th century shopping arcade featuring an impressive mosaic floor.
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Take a walk through Melbourne’s arcades and laneways.
Melbourne laneways are filled with street art, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.
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Eau de Vie
A bar with liquid nitrogen cocktails, tasting menus, plus a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase.
Cafe by day, bar by night, in one of Melbourne's iconic laneways.
Pint-sized bar serving only classic cocktails, with the menu changing weekly.
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Guide to Melbourne’s best street art
We've found the best art hiding in laneways, on buildings and exploding out of the walls.
The Greek Centre
Cultural centre hosting public lectures, exhibitions and musical events.
The Wheeler Centre
This literary centre was founded when Melbourne was named a UNESCO City of Literature.