The Royal Arcade is a charming heritage shopping arcade in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Originally designed by Charles Webb and constructed in 1869, the arcade has high glass roof and windowed stores. At the south end, the arcade features effigies of mythical figures Gog and Magog and a clock that chimes each hour. The arcade connects Little Collins Street to the Bourke Street Mall, with a perpendicular passage running to Elizabeth Street in the west. The Royal Arcade is much loved by locals and tourists and is an icon of the city. It is recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register and Melbourne's Golden Mile heritage walk runs through the arcade. The Royal Arcade is famous for its boutique fashion stores as well as specialty stores such as Spellbox where you can have your fortune read, Little Royal Macarons and Babushka Russian dolls. The Royal Arcade houses an eclectic mix of unique stores with something to suite all tastes.Arrange your visit to Royal Arcade and discover more family-friendly attractions in Melbourne using our Melbourne trip planner.
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Royal Arcade Reviews
The Royal Arcade is the longest standing arcade in Australia and the first one in Melbourne. It is a charming and heritage arcade being on the Victorian Heritage Register and National Trust... more »
We stumbled upon this gem. Loved seeing Gog and Nagog strike they bells. There also is a nice coffee/tea place called Caffe E Torte. The Royal Arcade opened in 1870 and is the oldest surviving arcade.... more »
One of the nicer small Melbourne mall with historical layout and decoration. One feel set back in time to early 19 century Britain shopping arcate. You will find unusual items and antiques. Excellent coffee place, chocolates and one of the best ice cream shops.
Oh what a nice and lively market place. Very friendly and helpful staff in all shops ready to serve you at their best. A must visit place even for window shopping.
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