Block Place, Melbourne

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Block Place
Block Place looking south from Little Collins

Block Place is a street in Melbourne. It is a short, narrow partially covered laneway, running south from Little Collins Street between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street in the central business district of Melbourne.

Block Place is a pedestrian only laneway that is trendy and popular with both Melbourne locals and tourists[1][2] for its intimate alfresco cafes[3] close to the shopping heart of Melbourne it is crowded with cafes and shops in a number of pre-war buildings. Cafe Segovia is one of a popular lunch destination and a popular record store is located in underground basements.

The lane joins with the heritage Block Arcade, a 19th-century covered shopping arcade. Block Arcade and Block Place form a T-shape running from Little Collins Street through to Collins Street and Elizabeth Street.

Royal Arcade is just across Little Collins and connects through to Bourke Street.

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ Wright, John (27 June 2008) Just the business in Melbourne The Courier Mail
  2. ^ Best Australian winter escapes by Staff Writers for The Australian
  3. ^ Funky town. The Age. 4 June 2003

Coordinates: 37°48′55″S 144°57′51.5″E / 37.81528°S 144.964306°E / -37.81528; 144.964306