When the weather (and restrictions) permit, we recommend getting out and exploring Melbourne on foot. But if you think main streets are passé, we've got good news: you can traverse a good part of Melbourne CBD via laneway, without ever setting foot on a street in the Hoddle Grid.
But with over 40 laneways and arcades in Melbourne, how can you efficiently distinguish the good ones from the ones filled with garbage? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.
Consult this guide to the best laneways and arcades in Melbourne when you’re entertaining out-of-towners or simply if you want to revisit some old favourites. Get out there and poke your head around corners to find graffiti-laden lanes filled with one-off shops, high-end restaurants and a few dozen hidden bars.
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