This unsigned laneway off Franklin St features some of Melbourne's best street art, showcasing the work of underground artists. It's named after the influential, since-relocated Blender Studios. One of the most informed ways to explore the lane is through the studio's highly recommended Melbourne Street Art Tours, run by street artists.

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Nearby Melbourne attractions

1. Queen Victoria Market

0.11 MILES

With more than 600 traders, 'Vic Market' is a large open-air market brimming with food, shopping and cultural experiences. Early mornings are best for…

2. Hellenic Museum


Housed in a beautiful neoclassical building that was once the Royal Mint, this small museum is dedicated to Greek immigrants who moved here in the 1950s…

3. Flagstaff Gardens

0.31 MILES

Originally known as Burial Hill, these gardens were the site of Melbourne's first cemetery, where eight of the city’s early settlers were buried. If that…

4. Old Melbourne Gaol

0.33 MILES

Dating back to 1841, this bluestone prison was in operation until 1924 and decommissioned in 1929. It's now a museum where you can tour the tiny, bleak…

5. State Library of Victoria

0.35 MILES

This grand neoclassical building has been at the forefront of Melbourne's literary scene since 1856. When its central La Trobe Reading Room was completed…

6. Royal Arcade


Built between 1869 and 1870, this Parisian-style shopping arcade is Melbourne’s oldest and has managed to retain much of its charming 19th-century detail…

7. Chinatown

0.52 MILES

For more than 150 years this section of central Melbourne, now flanked by five traditional arches, has been the focal point for the city's Chinese…

8. West Space

0.54 MILES

One of Melbourne’s oldest nonprofit, artist-run galleries, West Space has a varied exhibition schedule featuring young and emerging artists. Expect a…