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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 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming shops with interesting goods. Antiques, old stuff and various unique toys and items. Come with an open mind and you may find something for everyone. Have your future read by tarot cards? Buy a book of spells? Toys and dolls for kids. Enjoyable walk...More

Thank Datokadir
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Arcade is only small, but lovely. There are some really nice shops in there, as well as a Book Grocer. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful well maintained arcade showing us what the world was like at the turn of the century. Each store is a joy to see. And Gog and Magog, the guardians of the arcade, are imposing.

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Small historic arcade for Australian standards. There's a few interesting shops. Shops in this city close very early. Except for Thursday's and Fridays I've been told.

Thank dicod712
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Lovely example of old world charm. Beautiful building which can easily be found when you follow the laneways suggested itinerary provided by the information centre. Lots of little unique shops (can be a bit pricey) but nice to wander through and enjoy something completely different....More

Thank R G
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited on Sunday 4th March. They don't make them like this anymore. Full of interesting shops, recommend you have a look next time your in the CBD.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

One of many interesting arcades within the Melbourne CBD. Historic and attractive with many cafes and boutique style shops. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Together with my wife I came to this historical shopping arcade in the center of Melbourne. The Royal Arcade was the first shopping arcade in Melbourne and it’s a very friendly and clear place with a lot of small individual boutiques and cafés where you...More

Thank Matthias S
Reviewed 16 March 2018

One of Melbourne's finest arcades. You'll find La Belle Miette (macaroons) and Chocamama as well as a full range of delightful shops. The macaroons are simply among the finest you'll ever have the opportunity to experience, and I dare you to go into Chocamama and...More

Thank Glenn M
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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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