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Many of Melbourne’s most charming features come together along Collins Street, the city’s historic financial centre. As well as unrivalled shopping, dining and entertainment, people come here to admire some of the architectural jewels in Australia’s crown.
One of the best introductions to this fascinating heritage is to join one of the Melbourne Architours. These guided walking tours visit some of the principal buildings of interest and explain their diverse architectural styles, from proud Victorian civic buildings and glorious art deco hotels to modern office blocks.
Melbourne Town Hall, on the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, dates from 1870 and was designed by Joseph Reed, the local architect behind the State Library of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. Nearby are three important centres of worship, representing the longstanding cornerstones of Melbourne’s religious life – Collins Street Baptist Church, St Michael’s Uniting Church and the Presbyterian Scots’ Church.
Another nostalgic reminder of historic Melbourne is the Hopetoun Tearooms, where you can indulge your sweet tooth with afternoon tea served in an atmosphere of old-world elegance. This upper end of Collins Street is known as the “Paris End” because of the preponderance of designer-label shops and luxury hotels. If Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Bulgari are out of your league, grab a table at one of the pavement cafes and watch a parade of beautiful people against a backdrop of equally beautiful buildings. It’s not hard to understand why visitors have been captivated by this charming corner of Melbourne for over a century.
Trams, which run the length of Collins Street, are the most efficient and cost-effective means of transport, as car parking in this area is expensive and in short supply.
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There are a number of terrific things to do in Collins Street. Why don't you buy a Golden Mile Heritage Walking Tour with Coffee in Melbourne or a Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour?
Have some time on your side? Visit our Collins Street things to do page for a full list of activities.
Nice room. Very affordable. My note of making an origami object wasn't done. No big deal just would've topped off the whole experience.
Convenient location to public transportation and local eateries. Hotel is a bit old; some guest rooms at lower floors of old section are small. We managed to get upgraded to a more spacious room on higher floor.
Love the close proximity to everything in the city,the main transport hubs, train station,sports stadium, exhibition and concert venues,shops, factory outlet centre, restaurants and cafes all within short safe walking distances.very central to all.only negative is the small street it's on is dimly ...
The hotel was lovely, the rooms were modern, and well sized. Felt like a small apartment. The staff were really helpful and nice too. The only disappointment was we'd booked a king room, but the bed was a double. When I asked the hotel about this they mentioned that size bed was their king size. ...
Fantastic place to stay right in the heart of Melbourne. Lovely big room with a great view. Would definitely stay here again