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Royal Arcade

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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The Royal Arcade is a charming heritage shopping arcade in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Originally designed by Charles Webb and constructed...more
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335 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 425 738 042
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to have a look around and it has a good range of shops. In the end (to me) it is just another arcade. Keen shoppers could well disagree.

Thank maryanddave2015
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Old school arcade with great architecture and beautiful small interesting little shops. Well worth a visit when in melbourne.

Thank Wendyll P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Delightful architecture and stained glass in this historic arcade which is hidden away from the street. Well worth having a look in here.

1  Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lovely spot to walk around. Quaint shops. There was a small ensemble playing , so you can sit have a cuppa and enjoy the surrounds.

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 17 August 2018

2 parts of this - There's the Block Arcade and the Royal Arcade separated by Little Collins street. Beautiful architecture just like Block Arcade and something uniquely different from the usual malls. We were there mainly for ONE THING: Agathé Pâtisserie Petite - Consistently ranked...More

Thank SingaporeStef
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The Royal Arcade was the first arcade in Melbourne built in 1870. It’s also the oldest surviving arcade in Australia. A lot of (exclusive) shops can be found here. Nice architecture A well preserved historic gallery

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Beautiful architecture, royal interiors. Can easily be missed though as the street it's located at has huge shopping buildings and Royal Arcade is not as big. They have several shops inside - chocolate and pastries that I intend to check out skme other time. I...More

Thank Marielle G
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This beautiful Arcade, which opened in 1870, is the longest still surviving Arcade in Australia. It runs between Bourke Street and Little Collins Street with a small extension to Elizabeth Street. The roof of the Arcade is made of glass, which makes the interior very...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A lovely arcade right in the middle of the city. It's bright and airy with a good mix of shops with their original facades. The most striking feature of the arcade is the magnificent Gaunt's Clock which is flanked either side by two giant statues...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Really nice arcade, but looks rather boutique so I think you'll need deep pockets to shop here. I was only there briefly, but it looked really nice and again, your out of the direct sun and heat.

Thank James A
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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