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What to do in Melbourne?
For something completely different this trip, I decided to explore the laneways of Melbourne. They have become tourist attractions in their own right as a result of the street art they encourage. Some of the artists have become famous and held their own exhibitions whilst for others, the laneways are their galleries.

Hosier Lane is one of the best shows in town. Running between Little Flinders Street and Flinders Street, it was once the centre of the garment making district but today, all that remains is its’ name.

On these everchanging walls of colour, some of the art works can last years, others months or some, just weeks.
I must remember to pop back in a few weeks and see if there have been any changes.

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Love this dude!

About half way down the lane is the corner of Rutledge Lane where the Youth Projects ‘Living Room’ can be found.
The centre offers support to those in need. It may be a coffee and a chat, a place to have a shower, somewhere to wash their clothes, use the computer or have a meal.
The barbecue smells from lunch were certainly inviting!

Youth Projects Building, Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Youth Projects building

Lunch time at Youth Projects

Lunch time at Youth Projects

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Pets are welcome!

You can follow Rutledge Lane around the corner or enter it from further down the lane.

Rutledge Lane, Melbourne

Rutledge Lane, Melbourne

Even the bins have been painted

Looking from Rutledge Lane into Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Looking from Rutledge Lane into Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Hidden amongst the wall of blue, is the doorway to Movida, a fun Spanish tapas and vino bar. Great for a quick paella, glass of sangria or a churro and hot chocolate.

Movida Tapas & Vino Bar, Melbourne

Entrance to Movida

Movida Next Door, Melbourne

Hosier Lane Street Art, Melbourne

From here it’s off to Union Lane which runs between Bourke Street Mall (opposite David Jones and Myer) and Little Collins Street for more art.

Union Lane Street Art, Melbourne

Union Lane street art

At the entrance to the laneways, look out for the Pacman poster. This is your guide to the back streets of Melbourne. It is very easy to explore on your own but tours are available if you would prefer.

Pacman: The street art guide, Melbourne

Pacman: The Street art guide

Don’t forget to have a look at Cocker Alley, which was once home to work by the internationally acclaimed street artist, Banksy. Centre Place or Degraves Street are also fun lanes filled with cafes, bars, shops and more street art.

Melbourne Street Art Tours
Tel: 03 93285556
Melbourne Street Art Tours

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