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Block Arcade

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Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and...more
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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5244
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All reviews the hopetoun tea rooms interesting shops mosaic floors haighs chocolates spice shop beautiful architecture boutique shops dr seuss step back in time chocolate shop old world charm specialty shops window shopping collins street high tea worth a visit old style
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Reviewed today

Wow! This is my favourite place place in Melbourne. It’s Melbourne’s icon! Amazing ceramic tiles, beautiful symmetrical ceilings, a fantastic atrium and then there’s the shops. Just enter the Royal Arcade from the Bourke St Mall, take a slight right, cross the street and enter...More

Thank Val P
Reviewed yesterday

interesting colours and shapes for photography, people look out of place walking through. shops are interesting with lots of colours

Thank lee m
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely Arcade to stroll through and to appreciate the architecture and wonderful tiles/mosaics and special shops

Thank Di C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being in the heart of the city and full of olde world charm, the Block Arcade is a good way to spend some time wandering around all the specialty retailers window shopping.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cake shop has the most amazing window display of their goodies. One of my favorites is the shop where you can buy beautiful Swedish glassware

Thank pommesfrite
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of quirky shops and connected and good shortcut to collins st. It has haighs chocolate and laneway connected to the popular hopetoun tearoom.

Thank travelbean88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smaller than I would expect. 10+ shops here selling scarf and other decent goods. A restaurant with a long queue to their high tea. Except a vintage corridor design, nothing very interesting to me.

Thank Cust-HK
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shopping in her is fabulous. So many cute and quirky stores. The highlight though is the Dr Seuss Art Gallery, it is unbelievable.

Thank Belinda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique shopping arcade , worth a visit and has a great variety of speciality shops , many gift options

Thank peterhay2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous historical architecture and a great selection of shops and cafes. It is worth a visit and also include the Royal Arcade which is even better

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30 August 2015|
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Response from Tirebiter8 | Reviewed this property |
In the big picture, I suggest starting at the downtown Southern Cross Station, where there is an office where a nice person will answer all of your questions, give you maps, and sell you a Myki card, if you want. If you are... More
15 July 2015|
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Response from Oldjack | Reviewed this property |
Yes kit is a two block walk down the hill to Elizabeth Street and Collins Street and the Arcade is a few meters east of Elizabeth off Collins Street.