State Library of Victoria
A big player in Melbourne's achievement of being named Unesco City of Literature in 2008, the State Library has been the forefront of...
This centre is a celebration of Unesco's 2008 acknowledgment of Melbourne as an international City of Literature, with a variety of...
2 Pocket Fairtrade
Tucked below street level on Little Lonsdale is this part cafe, part fair-trade store. Sip on the weekly rotating single-origin coffee...
Due to its popularity, Don Don had to move digs to a bigger space, yet it still fills up fast. Grab a big bowl or bento box full of...
cnr Elizabeth & La Trobe Sts · interesting places nearby
Melbourne Central information
This shopping centre complex (with 300 stores, a cinema complex, bars and eateries) subsumed a number of Melbourne’s arcades and alleyways when it was built. It also houses a lead shot tower dating from 1889. The old brick chimney props incongruously beneath a great glass pyramid, a staid structure in a fast-moving retail environment. Ironically, the centre’s most recent redevelopment re-created the alleyways and arcades over which it was built only a decade or so before. New lanes, made to look old with bluestones, create café and retail precincts. It can be fiendishly noisy, confusing and characterless, but the scores of students who shop, eat and socialise here don’t seem to mind.