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Block Arcade

A historic shopping location in Melbourne, Australia, the Block Arcade was built between 1891 and 1893. The Block Arcade features a gorgeous, ornately decorated interior featuring mosaics in the floors, overhead glass canopies, beautifully carved stone and wrought iron details. It is one of the best examples of Australia's Victorian Mannerist architecture, and is located opposite Melbourne’s Royal Arcade. With such architectural details, it would be easy to wander around inside just to view the walls and ceiling, but the shops, large and small, are worth exploring. The shops within the Block Arcade feature many Australian-made goods and foods.

  • Step back into Melbourne's history by taking a two-hour tour of the Block Arcade on a Tuesday or Thursday; tours include Devonshire Tea.
  • Stop at Hopetoun Tearooms for a drink or small meal; the cakes in the window are an appetizing draw for many of the people in Melbourne.
  • Shop at the small shops throughout the Block Arcade to find uniquely Australian souvenirs while enjoying the beautifully decorated features of the building designed by David C. Askew.

Located in downtown Melbourne on historic Collins Road, the Block Arcade is easy to find. It is just a block or two away from a bevy of hotels in Melbourne, and is easy to find via hired car or taxi. The Yarra Heritage Circle tram lines 70, and 75 go around the outer edge of the historic district, and you can disembark and walk a block or two into the centre to Block Arcade. From outside the heritage circle, you can take tram line 48,109, or 112 to go directly down Collins Road to a stop outside the Block Arcade.

Hotels near Block Arcade

252 hotels near Block Arcade

1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 79 reviews

380 Russell Street Map

Space Hotel Melbourne provides quality accommodation and friendly services in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Famous attractions of the city, such as Chinese Museum, Princess Theatre and Queen Victoria... More

2 Oaks on William

4 stars
4.4 / 5 68 reviews

350 William Street Map

Oaks On William Melbourne Hotel welcomes business and leisure travellers on an extended stay to self-contained accommodations in the heart of the Australian metropolis. This deluxe aparthotel in... More

3 Mantra On Little Bourke

4 stars
4.2 / 5 56 reviews

471 Little Bourke Street Map

Mantra On Little Bourke Melbourne welcomes travellers to comfortable accommodations set near the lively entertainment precinct of Southbank. Visitors are within close proximity to events at... More

4 Mantra On Jolimont East Melbourne

4 stars
3.9 / 5 68 reviews

133 Jolimont Road Map

Strategically located near the major sports venues in the city, Mantra Hotel On Jolimont East Melbourne makes for an ideal place to stay for sports enthusiasts looking for value-for-money... More

5 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank

4 stars
4.7 / 5 179 reviews

550 Flinders St Map

Just a block away from glass-built Federation Square, Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Northbank offers a well-located base with artsy contemporary flair in the lively city of Melbourne. Corporate... More

6 Rydges Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 151 reviews

186 Exhibition Street Map

Rydges Hotel Melbourne welcomes business and leisure travellers with chic accommodations set in an ideal location in the heart of Melbourne. From this sophisticated hotel, tourists can venture to... More

7 City Tempo Melbourne Short Stay Apartments

4 stars
4.3 / 5 52 reviews

353 Queen Street Map

Whether travelling to Melbourne for business or leisure, City Tempo Short Stay Apartments Melbourne offers comfortable accommodation as well as an attentive service. This property is in walking... More

8 Pegasus Apart' Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 59 reviews

206 A' Beckett Street Map

With tastefully furnished self-contained accommodations set in a central location, Pegasus Apart' Hotel makes for a convenient base for short- or long-term stays in the Victoria capital. Guests at... More

9 Oaks On Collins

4 stars
4.2 / 5 373 reviews

480 Collins Street Map

Featuring elegantly appointed full-serviced units in strategic Collins location, Oaks On Collins Melbourne makes for a convenient short- or long-term base in the bustling metropolis. This luxury... More

10 Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

241 City Road Map

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe invites travellers on extended stay to deluxe full-serviced apartments in the heart of Southbank, close to most Melbourne attractions. Just a stone's throw... More