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Block Arcade

282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5244
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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 modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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"the hopetoun tea rooms"
in 165 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 157 reviews
"haighs chocolates"
in 83 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 79 reviews
"spice shop"
in 66 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 153 reviews
"boutique shops"
in 72 reviews
"dr seuss"
in 42 reviews
"step back in time"
in 120 reviews
"old world charm"
in 96 reviews
"chocolate shop"
in 120 reviews
"specialty shops"
in 55 reviews
"window shopping"
in 76 reviews
"collins street"
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"high tea"
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"worth a visit"
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"old style"
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Loved the old feel and the little shops to have a look around. There are a lot of different shops than those in the main streets.

Thank madmac68
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

An exciting little arcade that houses the famous Hopetoun tearooms with their exquisitely decorated, tasty cakes. Be prepared to queue to taste the delightful treats - the coffee is good too!

Thank Dot G
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is a lovely arcade with beautiful architecture. Interesting small shops and tea house. A nice arcade for window shopping.

Thank Rita-Marie Y
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

enjoyed this arcade on a walking tour of Melbourne ... expensive shops, but such a divine piece of architecture!

Thank BellevueMuriel
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Guess you can call this an old fashioned mall since it is all within one building and it has many different shops. The main difference I guess is that all the shops are up market so if you are shopping here do not expect to...More

Thank Edster88
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Nice place to have a cuppa tea, and then some... at Hopetoun Tea rooms, then have a very expensive, but very good, haircut, buy some trendy shirts etc. Would go there again when in Melbourne.

Thank yakshaver
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

An old fashioned arcade with places to have a snack, a meal, or a high class high tea. Lots of lovely stores with helpful and chatty staff. A pleasant place to visit for shopping and a friendly meeting with friends. Worth going if in the...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

One of the prettist little arcades with delightful cafes and bars and shops - so european it kills ex pat homesickness

Thank victoriajayne2011
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Like going back to Victorian times just wandering through looking at the mosaic. If you can get in the Hopetoun Tearooms it adds to that experience

Thank catandmagpie
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Not only is this haven for chocolate lovers - with chocolate cafes and little stalls selling hand crafted chocolate. The Block Arcade also contains various little designer and interest stores, including a Russian nesting doll shop, a magic shop as well as scattered clothing desingers....More

Thank Sam M
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ROSLIX
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
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penguinz07
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.
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