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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to have a look in the Block Arcade I love the building very beautiful inside has little shops some are eye catching some not some of them has to quite beautiful inside recommended for those who haven't been before it has a different style...More

Thank Kera C
Reviewed yesterday

The Block Arcade is a small but must see part of Melbourne that has a calming impact on everyone who visits. The architecture is fantastic as are the retail offerings. You'll find a queue outside The Hopetean Tea rooms with it's main window full of...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This stunning Arcade has been restored to its original beauty.. wonderful mosaic tiled floors and beautiful ceilings. The 150 year old Hopetoun Tea rooms are a real highlight for delicious cakes and many different types of Tea, the highlight of my visit here.

Thank Lisa-mareeC
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful arcade. Love the history, the shops, the tiles and the architecture, very enchanting and love that it is still an iconic place in Melbourne.

Thank sarahc123448
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wandered in here by accident from a laneway and were quite entranced by a few of the shops - Gewurzhaus was a sensory delight, & I'm sure the Leather Restoration shop was Ollivanders wand shop in disguise -

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this cute little vintage building with the family. They all loved it. there are various shops and cafes. great place to have a coffee and enjoy the nice ambient

Thank diqiuren
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The window cake display remains mesmerising. Always busy but today our wait to be seated was reasonable. My tea and lamington was thoroughly enjoyable. Iced water with citrus was a nice touch. I am at a loss however to understand how a cup of tea,...More

Thank catie_angel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely shops and fronts. Wonderful vintage, colonial building. Helpful friendly staff. Super floor one of the best I've seen

Thank Deryl G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are other arcades to see, so it's hard to rate one as better than the other Each one has a different flavor, some are a bit more dark and gritty, others are posher. This one would probably count as the more posher. Part of...More

Thank livesimplecolorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking through here and looking at the architecture. There are many places to eat and shop, and we stopped for lunch and bought chocolates.

Thank Kim W
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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G'day mate. How do I get there by public transport? Tq
30 August 2015|
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Response from Beniiboii | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you are coming from? from southern cross train & bus Station- cross spencer street and catch almost any tram going up collins street
Hi is oaks at williams hotel walkable to this place?
14 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.