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Delve into the eclectic mix of art galleries, second-hand clothing stores, gourmet cafés and trendy bars in Melbourne's first suburb.

Experience the tide of Melbourne trendsetting in Fitzroy, the city's bohemian-influenced but ultimately upmarket "place to be". This bustling grid of streets, just northeast of Melbourne's central business district, was the city's first suburb. Thanks to its 20th-century popularity with artists, writers and musicians, Fitzroy has developed into one of Melbourne's most culturally profound districts.

The buzzing mainline of Fitzroy is found along Brunswick Street. Try roasted coffee blends imported from around the globe and savor poached egg and chia seed breakfasts at a number of trendy cafés.

Walk along Johnston Street, which runs east to west connecting Fitzroy's main commercial districts. Along the way, browse furniture craftsmen who re-invent found material into artistic homeware pieces.

Smith Street has long been a breeding ground for Melbourne's freshest trends in music, fashion and food. Meet street musicians and browse a number of second-hand stores selling high-quality vintage outfits. For lunch, try fusion cuisines from Mexico, Morocco and Greece. Smith Street also has a thriving health food scene, with plenty of vegetarian restaurants and organic food markets. Stop by spiritual jewellery stores and herb sellers before browsing galleries and print shops.

Explore side streets to see displays of graffiti that transform Fitzroy's blank walls into canvases. Visit the area in November to see a range of comedy acts, artistic displays and musical performance at the Fringe Festival.

For a change of pace, walk to the Fitzroy Gardens and Conservatory. Wander verdant lawns, delight in a model Tudor Village or marvel at the carved trunk of the Fairy Tree. At night, join youthful crowds in Brunswick Street's pubs and craft beer breweries.

Get into Fitzroy by frequent trams or bus routes. The suburb is easily navigated on foot.

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Melbourne Metropole Central
Melbourne Metropole Central
4 out of 5
44 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC
The price is AU$125 per night from 30 Dec. to 31 Dec.

Located in Fitzroy, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens. Royal Exhibition Building and Lygon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (851 reviews)

"Excellent position for our needed new furniture kitchen chairs uncomfortable shower head crap"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2020

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Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy
Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy
4.5 out of 5
91 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, VIC
The price is AU$201 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.

Located in Fitzroy, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Museum and St. Vincent's Hospital. University of Melbourne and Princess ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (528 reviews)
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"The apartment was pretty good overall and in a good location. Like everywhere else however, our stay was affected by the current Coronavirus restrictions."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr. 2020

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Quest Royal Gardens
Quest Royal Gardens
4 out of 5
8 Royal Lane, Fitzroy, VIC
The price is AU$159 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Fitzroy, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Melbourne Museum, St. Vincent's Hospital and Royal Exhibition Building. Lygon Street and Queen ...

4.3/5Excellent! (503 reviews)

"The rooms were a good size. The property was well located in the fitzroy area close to the tram system. The only problem we had was that the hot water tap in the shower was stripped. It took some playing with to shut it off."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Quest Royal Gardens
District Fitzroy
District Fitzroy
3.5 out of 5
160 Argyle Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Free cancellation
The price is AU$285 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Fitzroy, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of St Patrick's Cathedral, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Museum. St. Vincent's Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (143 reviews)

"Sophisticated place in great location close to some of my favourite shops, bars and restaraunts in Melbourne. Only issue was the amount of noise from people in the neighbouring area and people on the street being loud in the early morning. Even with the occasional noise issues, it was still worth ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

District Fitzroy
ALIA, 1BDR Fitzroy Apartment
ALIA, 1BDR Fitzroy Apartment
3 out of 5
3/70 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC
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Located in Fitzroy, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens. Princess Theatre and Royal Exhibition Building ...

2/5 (2 reviews)
Third Party Management and a tacky place

"1. No where on when booking this property was I informed of the huge $500 security deposit. I was notified via text 24 hours before checking in that this was to be paid. 2. Check in is at 3pm and check out 10am, 2pm is standard and if it is 3pm then check out usually extends to 11am. 3. ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2019

ALIA, 1BDR Fitzroy Apartment
Macrobertson Warehouse
Macrobertson Warehouse
504/416 Gore St fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
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Located in Fitzroy, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of St Patrick's Cathedral, University of Melbourne and Princess Theatre. Melbourne Museum ...

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