Royal Arcade

Historic Building in City Centre

Built between 1869 and 1870, this Parisian-style shopping arcade is Melbourne’s oldest and it's managed to retain much of its charming 19th-century detail. A black-and-white chequered path leads to the mythological figures of giant brothers Gog and Magog, perched with hammers within the domed exit to Little Collins St. They’ve been striking the hour here since 1892.