Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Shopping Malls
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit for the beautiful architecture, stay for the shops. Window shop through the atrium's five levels for high fashion brands, enjoy coffee at the cafes, and listen to the Royal Clock strike.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Town Hall • 4 min walk
  • St James • 7 min walk
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,988 contributions
Nov 2022
I wasn't interested in the shops or other facilities within the building, I just looked in awe at this magnificent structure built in the Romanesque Revival style over five levels. The detail on the facade is something to behold and admire, a large dome with cupola above and smaller domes on the roof, the beautiful external sculptures and the stained glass that was better appreciated from the interior. Shame that we did now know about the guided tours in advance of our visit, a tour has to be booked 48 hours in advance. My wife had happily browsed and waxed lyrical about the variety of shops, luckily, she had not used the credit card.
Written December 15, 2022
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ramAustralia2018
Greater Sydney, Australia190 contributions
Oct 2022
Since the light rail construction work has finished the QVB is much more pleasant. It still is nearly fully occupied with an eclectic and diverse range of mostly high end shops. The building itself is interesting with beautiful stained glass windows and other Victorian architectural features.
Written October 31, 2022
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Glenn Djangkar
Jakarta, Indonesia211 contributions
Oct 2022
The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) looks like a colonial building from the outside and indeed, it even retains some of the architecture from that era when you visit it. But at the same time, it has all the shops and cafes of a modern shopping center. It is a combination that makes it a unique place to visit and look around in.

The QVB is linked to Town Hall Train Station and there is a Light Rail Station outside of it. The QVB is also linked to both Myer and the Galeries Victoria.
Written November 8, 2022
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Brave H
Karachi, Pakistan7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A historical building restored to its magnificent glory... The sandstone structure is similar to many a british colonial buildings found elsewhere, espwcially in karachi (Pakistan) and indian port cities. It houses many a top fashion brands and cafes.. The baby piano on the second floor is an open invitation to visitors. THE TWO GRAND clocks hanging from the ceiling show the craftsman ship of 19th century... the floor tiles are interestingly aimilar to those found inmany indian- Pakistani heritage buildings.. The starue of queen victoria autside is another instagramable icon
Written November 1, 2022
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B T
London, UK1,093 contributions
Oct 2022
A very interesting old building, inside are lots of boutique upmarket shops. There are some interesting very large clocks inside, stained glass windows and an unopened letter from the queen. It is worth visiting and wandering around inside, it is huge!
Written October 19, 2022
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Curious612971
10 contributions
Dec 2021
It has been a number of years since I lived in Sydney and worked in the city. But on this occasion, I happened to find myself exploring a city I grew up in and rediscovering it's treasures. QVB didn't fail to amaze with it's beauty and it's delicate features.
Written July 19, 2022
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Miller1036
San Francisco118 contributions
Jan 2023
If more buildings looked like this, I'd probably shop in person a lot more. Even if you don't want to shop, visit this structure for its beautiful architecture. In addition to the typical brand chain stores, there are a few original shops inside and lots of treats to try in terms of food and beverages. It's worth even a short pop in to have a coffee, a macaroon, and pop into their nice bathroom. It's hard to believe people at one point proposed to demolish this building (when in disrepair). Thank goodness such foolish ideas were not pursued!
Written January 13, 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,079 contributions
Mar 2021
The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) was built 1893-1898 and is on the State heritage Register. It is a Romanesque Revival Building and is 98 feet wide and 620 feet long. It fills a whole city block. It has been restored as suffered decay and has five levels of shops and beautiful architecture. On level 2 is the Art of Dr Suess. There is also a statue of Islay Queen Victoria's dog outside the building. It is owned by Sydney City council.
Written April 25, 2021
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CharmaineCregan
Sydney, Australia208 contributions
Jan 2020
I love the QVB and go there often for a coffee and walk around. I dont buy much from the other retailers as they are very expensive, I beleive their high prices are due to their rent being so high. The restaurant upstairs has a devine menu and the food is out of this world, however it is highly priced BUT why not - the serve is SILVER SERVICE and definitely worth it and the staff know their products extremely well. Top Place if you can afford it!
Written January 5, 2020
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C M
Auckland Central, New Zealand733 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I just love the QVB as it's such an amazing building. So much amazing history and beautiful architecture and lots of nice high-end shops on multiple floor. A few cafes are located in the building too, so you can find a nice place to sit and relax and take in the beautiful views.

And any shopping area with a Haighs chocolate shop always gets my vote!
Written September 3, 2022
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  • Wed - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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