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Block Arcade

282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Small but worth a visit. Good architecture, with some lovely shops. The window displays themselves are worth a look. The tearoom was busy with a mouthwatering selection of cakes on display.

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Epping australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Shopping in the 19th century, a beautiful shopping arcade with shops you can look at all day. A truly classic arcade of Melbourne

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A nice variety of shops. Have a browse, buy some Haigh's chocolates, have a coffee or meal at one of the cafes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I expected more. If you're from Sydney, it's pretty much just like the Strand in the city. It's still a very pretty building, and I do love that kind of architecture and pretty tiles, but I won't say it's really an "attraction".

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful shopping arcade with some lovely shops and a wonderful cake shop. Adjacent lanes have lovely restaurants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Building is so classic and rich. You can experience the royalness within its architecture. Try spending some time around shopping, coffee or lunch in one of the cafes. Don't forget to take your camera with you. Lovely place , good to visit ones while you are in Melbourne.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wonderful architecture. Lovely shops to browse through. Chocolate shop - yum! Hopetoun Tearooms - wonderful selection in the window. All in all a wonderful place to visit.

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Step back in time what a lovely building fabulous shopping and stylish presentations lovely cafes and chocolate shops, street entertaininers singing ' Amore' it was a perfect secret little place to stumble across during an interstate visit to Melbourne!

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A Victorian survivor made of iron and glass, it then and now houses boutiques. Has some interesting shops, including Haigh's Chocolates. Just takes a few moments to walk into the arcade and admire.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is nice to browse around the block arcade it make you feel like travel back in time. There is a popular cafe (tea room, bakery shop) called "Hopetoun Tea Room" which has a nice breakfast, lunch menu. Tip: If you are looking forward to visit "Hopetoun Tea Room" you may want to go there before 11.00 am - noon... More

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