Planning a day out in Melbourne CBD? There is so much to do and see in our little corner of the world, from shopping up a storm to learning more about the history of the city. Don’t forget, sightseeing on an empty stomach is never a good idea – so be sure to drop by for a delicious pizza!
Bourke Street Mall
This outdoor pedestrian mall is an iconic two-kilometre-long strip in the heart of the city. A popular shopping hub for generations, Bourke Street Mall continues to be the place to come when you want a little retail therapy. The two major department stores – Myer and David Jones – can both be found here, alongside international fashion brands and local favourites. Whether you have cash burning a hole in your pocket, or you just enjoy wandering along and window shopping, Bourke Street Mall is the place to be.
300m from 11 Inch Pizza – walk just two minutes north up Elizabeth Street and you’ll be in the centre of the action!
Melbourne Town Hall
History and architecture fans won’t want to miss a visit to the Melbourne Town Hall. A classically designed bluestone building, the Town Hall stands proudly in the centre of the city. Completed in 1870, the building is heritage-listed and a beautiful piece of Melbourne architecture. Visitors can admire the Town Hall from the outside or take part in a free tour which departs at 11am and 1pm, Monday to Friday. You can view the Council Chambers where important decisions about the city are made, and visit the grand organ in the auditorium.
400 m from 11 Inch Pizza – walk along Little Collins Street to Swanston Street, and the Town Hall is half a block south.
Feel like watching a movie during your day out in the city? There is no better place to enjoy the big screen than at the beautiful classic Art Deco style Capitol Theatre on Swanston Street. The cinema was the first to be built in Australia, opening in 1924. It features an ornate plaster ceiling which conceals 4000 coloured light globes, creating an incredible effect that has been thrilling movie-goers for generations. Today, the cinema is used for film festivals and special screenings.
350m from 11 Inch Pizza – just five minutes away via Little Collins Street, the Capitol is located opposite the Town Hall.
Want to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Melbourne? Located in the Old Customs House, the Immigration Museum opened in 1998 to showcase the immigrant experience in our famously multi-cultural city. The museum features a rich collection that is designed to explore themes of migration, identity and citizenship through the multiple perspectives of the many people who have come to call Melbourne home.
650m from 11 Inch Pizza – head west on Collins Street and take a left turn at William Street.
Experience Melbourne’s most famous boutique shppping experience in the Block Arcade. Located on Collins Street, this indoor mecca of classic stores has been open since 1892. Enjoy the gorgeous mosaic floors and glass roof as you peruse the range of retailers, including clothing, homewares, art, jewellery, chocolates, perfume and more.
150m from 11 Inch Pizza – just two minutes around the corner on Collins Street.