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Block Arcade

282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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Melbourne City Discovery
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
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Ranked #8 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Just a lovely place to go. Plenty of eateries and shops to browse! Great character! Loved the tea Rooms!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely old fashioned decor but the shops are definitely not old fashioned. Very upmarket selection. Great cafés including Koko Black and The Haighs chocolate shop. An amazing Macaron shop with lovely displays. To get to the toilets you take an old fashioned lift to the First floor I think, could be 3rd floor? Anyways it is worth the trip, more... More

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Bilinga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I just never go to Melbourne without a trip to my favourite arcade of all time The Block Arcade. Every shop is a feast for the eyes and senses. Walk through slowly, soak up the olde worldy atmosphere to Haighs Chocolates. A gift buyers heaven !

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have always loved this arcade in Melbourne. It houses my favourite spice store (gewurzhaus) and is home to the iconic Hopetoun Tea Rooms, which always has an extraordinary queue. Whether a local or tourist, you're sure to enjoy this arcade!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Very overrated, but not a bad place the arcade has beautiful architect, not much really in the way of shopping cafe are cramped did eat at one nothing special.

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Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the best value for money in Melbourne. Not only was the tour great, the guide really new her stuff and had an excellent delivery. The devonshire afternoon tea was fabulous as well. All for $9... great value!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Worth supporting as they are a bit cleaner and professional than the cafes in the lanes.Although the scones are no longer the plump one of old , now a crumbly version.

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Ringwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A most beautiful arcade to visit. The building has its own charm of the old world, BUT the shopping is from today and tomorrow. Well worth the look and great for shopping.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you're into architecture, a visit to the Block Arcade is worth a visit. Just skip the Hopetoun Tea Rooms - it's a tourist trap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

dont need to buy anything here just admiring architecture and looking at shop fronts and decoration is enough gorgeous

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