One of Melbourne’s most unique and iconic features is the web of historic arcades and laneways that wind through the CBD, filled with an eclectic array of fashion, food, wine and just about everything else.
Stroll through Degraves and Crossley streets; Block, Cathedral and Royal arcades; or Presgrave and Centre places to marvel at stunning 19th century architecture or beautiful stained-glass windows and ceiling frescos.
Fashionistas can find the best of local and international fashion, from vintage to designer, formal to frisky and groovy to glamorous. Foodies will love the fine-dining restaurants, funky bars and chic cafes that line the laneways. Whether your style is organic, vegan, gluten-free or just gluttonous, you are sure to find a tasty treat.
Coffee connoisseurs will find no better place than Melbourne’s laneways to discover whether the city’s coffee really is as good as they say – coffee machines whir at the hands of world-class baristas on every corner.
And if none of that excites, there is plenty more to offer interest, including jewelry, footwear, books, music, collectibles and homewares, as well as one of Melbourne’s best-known and most-loved puzzle and game emporiums.
Melbourne’s laneways capture much of what is at the heart of the city itself – culture, diversity, history and, of course, coffee. Just a few minutes walk away from this hub, Clarion Suites Gateway puts you right in the centre of all that Melbourne has to offer.