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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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 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
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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 14 June 2018 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.

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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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