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“Favourite Creperie” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Queen Victoria Market...
Ranked #8 of 343 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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“Favourite Creperie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

If in Melbourne, have a look. Quaint and cute. You will feel like you've entered a time-warp with the old embelished shop fronts and weird little boutique style retailers.

Visited November 2012
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“Hopetoun Tea Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Old world charm and must go to Hopetoun Tea Room a great experience! Choose from the delicious range of cakes from the window and enjoy a wide variety of teas and excellent service.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Really attractive, charming 1800s arcade with some lovely shops including the famous long-lived Hopetoun Tearooms. Nowadays you have to line up to get in but their desserts are spectacular.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
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“A taste of Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

What a fantastic space. A reminder of the elegance of times past. It's magic is never lost on me. The fantastic little shops and cafes around the block. How could anyone not be blown way by the colours and smells found in a visit! Always look up for more magical views! We are so lucky to still have special places like this in Melbourne, oozing with history.

Visited January 2012
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“Another favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

One of the most unique and lovely shopping experiences in Melbourne! A not to be missed! From clothing to chocolate and giftware - something for everyone at every price point.

Visited December 2012
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