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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Interesting and unique small shops. Makes welcome change from the endless chain stores. Magnificent Hopetoun Tea Room -

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Rostrevor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were introduced to this little arcade on our walking tour and it looked so quaint that I felt I had to return. Each little shop was so individual and the windows were so well decorated that I couldn't resist photographing them. My favourite was the doll and teddy bear mending service. I could see it as a must for... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place, but shies from people. You need to actually know that this place exists so you can check it out. It's pleasant to the eye - look around and you will see the old-fashioned flooring, architectural surprises, yet it's simple. The clock at the far end of the Arcade seems to fascinate people of all ages. While there check... More

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KL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Along the lanes, you can find some cute cafes to sit and have some coffee or have breakfast/lunch. I do like the set up of all these small lanes...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The block shows off the quaintness of Melbourne's heritage. it's always good to stroll through and enjoy the architecture and shops.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Like a grand old dame, the block arcade is an icon in Melbourne CBD. Simply beautiful! Filled with specialty shops and wonderful little coffee shops/cafés. It's not far from the mall and if you're a tourist or local alike it's a great place to visit for a spot of shopping or lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a great arcade. Heaps of shops and pleanty to do. A must see while you are here! Favorite shop was hopetoun yum!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful building, mosaic floor, quality shops. Make time for Hopetoun Tearooms (be prepared to queue) or at least look at the cakes in the window display. Check out the spice shop and Haig's chocolates, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The arcade which I initially thought was a play on "The Block" (channel 9 ) turned out to be a beautiful arcade of specialty shops that engrossed my time with exploring them - well worth the time spent there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

very cool trendy area, cake shops, watch shops , dolls, souveneers and so many dining options. Clothing boutiques are great value also.

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