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Block Arcade

282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

largely unchanged over time this heritage listed arcade... originally called Block Court, with beautiful shopfronts and mosaic floor is and glass canopy roof is well worth a visit. a visit to the tearooms is a must!

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Westchester, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very pretty arcade in the middle of the block. Beautiful stained glass and lots of high end boutiques and chocolate shops and cafes along the way.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Chocolate tart with figs! Yum. There seemed to be a queue to this tea room whenever we walked by but we didn't wait for more than 20mins.

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Liverpool
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Ornate shopping arcade in the city centre. Be sure to visit Hopetoun Tearooms and drool over the cake display in the window.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We loved exploring this historic shopping arcade, would liked to have tried the cake / tea shop but there was a queue to get in. It is worth going in just to look at the architecture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

nice place , but me being daring decided to check the elevator shaft where it was haunted. Of course I ignored the do not Accesss Sign and decided to take photos, Yes There really are Ghost there, In my photos are old victorian woman and a fire ( There was no fire at that time ) The firefighter were dressed... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Block is one of several arcades and lanes between Burke and Flinders Street. Just wander, explore and enjoy a slow coffee. You'll probably recognise The Block from photo-preads in fashion and tourist magazines.

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Dimboola, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited Melbourne for a 3 night stay, checked out the sights, went to the block arcade and was very impressed with the way this beautiful piece of history has been preserved for all to enjoy, many quaint shops are in the arcade, very easy to find and enjoy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A old favourite, you can wander and see some great architecture, you need to look up as you walk . as you step in the noise of the city disappears and you can wonder in and out of the small boutiques ..cafes just a little break into a another era. Of course there is those using as a beloved short... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Step off Collins or Bourke street into the Beautiful Block Arcade and be transported to 'what Melbourne is all about'. Interesting independent shops filled with an array of beautiful goods. Delicious sweets and chocolate shops, cafes and coffee shops and the exquisite Hopetoun Tea Rooms with a window choc full of amazing old fashioned cakes and deserts. There's jewellery and... More

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