Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Little Collins Street is a minor street in the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The street runs parallel to and to the north of Collins Street and as a narrow one way lane takes on the name of the wider main street.

The street has many boutique shops and bars in lanes at the 'Paris End' and offices towards the Docklands end. Howey Place, Royal Arcade and The Causeway are notable arcades.


Little Collins Street runs roughly from east to west and it bisects the CBD (known as the Hoddle Grid) along its long axis. Little Collins Street runs between the parallel Collins Street and Bourke Street streets.

The street has some notable buildings, including the CH2 (Council House 2 - the world's first Six star rating environmentally friendly building) [ [ City of Melbourne - Council House 2 - Council House 2 - Introduction ] ] , Victoria Hotel, City of Melbourne buildings and ANZ World Headquarters.

At the western end is Bank Place, a significant old lane which provides pedestrian access to Collins Street between Queen Street and William Street. The block between Queen Street and William Street has a large number of weekday cafes.

The section between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street adjoins several lanes and arcades, with an extensive array of shops and cafes.


The stretch between Exhibition Street and Elizabeth Street has many boutiques of Australian fashion designers, particularly men's fashion, such as Scanlan & Theodore, Arthur Galan AG, Calibre, Saba, Satch and Assin. International designers such as Kenzo, Ted Baker and FCUK also have outlets on Little Collins Street. Also located within this precinct are established and well known cafes and restaurants such as Verve and Il Baccaro.



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* [ A Little Collins goes a long way - Article from The Age]

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