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“Olde Worlde Charm”

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
Ranked #14 of 470 things to do in Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Olde Worlde Charm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Very interesting renovation. One of many buildings in Sydney's CBD that have been beautifully restored for both visitors and tourist to enjoy. Also very close to transport and Darling Harbour

Visited December 2012
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“Victorian indeed, but well up-to-date”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

A pleasant stop in town, out of the sun or rain, and not in the current modern 'mall idiom' but rather a collection of small outlets including interesting food. I admit going there just to use the toilets (and it is quite an achievement to locate them in the basement, particularly when you are desperate) but I'll return anyway.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Lots of lovely shops. I especially liked Equip, Coletta and Lovisa for accessories; Lush for soaps, scrubs and gels (all organic and beautifully laid out). Go to Victoria's Basement (yes, at the basement) for really good bargains on household items.

Visited January 2013
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Canberra
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“Stunning Grand old Dame”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lots of very good shops in a stunning building that is close to everything including Town Hall Railway Station

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fabulous from top to bottom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's hard to believe that this beautiful building was threatened with demolition last century but thankfully received a reprieve in the 1980s and was restored to its former glory - possibly even improved? Mostly home to designer labels there are still many retailers selling goods well within the reach of everyone. Lots of places for a quick snack or a coffee and the beautiful Tea Room is definitely worth a visit for a special occasion. High Tea anyone?

Visited November 2012
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