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EXPLORE AUSTRALIA’S CULTURAL CAPITAL
Home to world-class museums and a swinging arts scene, Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital — and for good reason! Experience the best of this magnificent city with the insider guide on what to do, see, and eat.

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham, Melbourne is surrounded by must-see attractions — making it the perfect base for your city adventure. Home to all things sport, theatre, art, fashion, and food.

ARTS AND CULTURE

  • NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, MELBOURNE180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006
    Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria, or NGV, is Australia's oldest and most visited art gallery. Roam around the two impressive galleries, each containing a treasure trove of exhibitions, including Australian Indigenous art to contemporary textiles.
  • MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY
    252 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006
    Founded in 1953, the Melbourne Theatre Company is the city's oldest professional theatre company. It aims to bring stories to life, and has produced an annual mainstage season of up to 12 plays, as well as events such as the Cybec Electric play readings series, and more.
  • MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE
    31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006
    The Melbourne Recital Centre is well-known for its intricate honeycomb facade, but inside lies a combination of revolutionary architecture, state-of-the-art stage technology, and phenomenal acoustics. Marvel at the exterior, then be blown away by a live music performance.

RETAIL THERAPY

  • THE BLOCK ARCADE
    282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Step back in time and shop around at the Block Arcade. Built in 1893, this delightful Victorian-era shopping arcade is home to an eclectic blend of bespoke shops, small alleys, and tea rooms.
  • QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET
    Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    For over 140 years, the Queen Victoria Market is considered the heart and soul of this vibrant city — and with good reason. It's the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, and houses hundreds of small businesses selling everything from fresh produce to handcrafted trinkets.
  • CHAPEL STREET
    Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC
    Helmed as a hub for hipsters, Chapel Street is dotted with independent boutiques, vintage stores, and chic cafes. It's an iconic strip — perfect for sightseeing, shopping, and hanging out after a busy day.

DINING

  • SOCIETY
    80 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Dark, moody and elegant, Society treats diners to Eurocentric and Japanese-inspired dishes, along with an impressive collection of 1,600 wines. No two visits will ever be the same, as the restaurant has four sections: The lounge, a private dining area, the main dining room, and Lillian Terrace.
  • STOKEHOUSE30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182
    Rebuilt after a devastating fire, the iconic Stokehouse continues to attract legions of loyal fans hungry for impeccable service and excellent seafood dishes. Grab a table in the airy dining room, or opt for the terrace and sip on a cocktail while savouring the stellar sea views and salt air.
  • DI STASIO CITTA
    45 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3004

    Dining at Di Stasio Citta is akin to dining in an art gallery. Featuring an industrial-chic interior, the restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine, complemented by projections of artworks from prominent Australian artists. Needless to say, it's a true feast for the senses.

FASHION

  • EMPORIUM MELBOURNE
    287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Welcome to one of Melbourne's high-end shopping centres! Just 15 minutes from our hotel on foot, dive into the flagship stores of some of the best names in Australian and international fashion.
  • COLLINS STREET
    Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    Step into a world of luxury shopping at Collins Street. Inside gorgeous heritage buildings, you'll find a rich blend of global brands and local labels, complemented by hidden bars and private clubs.

NIGHTLIFE

  • CROWN CASINO
    8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
    Get ready for a night you won't forget! Just 10-minutes from our hotel stands the Crown Casino — a sprawling entertainment complex that's packed with buzzing bars and nightclubs, a fancy casino, mesmerising live theatre shows, and much more.
  • ARBORY AFLOAT
    2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Located along the Yarra River, the Arbory Afloat offers luxurious summer vibes all year round. The chic floating bar specialises in Mediterranean-style cuisine, accompanied by refreshing cocktails that’ll leave you wanting more.
  • NAKED FOR SATAN
    285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
    Located in the heart of Fitzroy, Naked For Satan is a Spanish-style tapas restaurant with a playful, laid-back vibe. On the ground floor, you'll find the bustling bar and eatery. Upstairs, killer cocktails and views await at the rooftop terrace — Naked in the Sky.
  • SIGLO BAR
    2/161 Spring St. Melbourne VIC 3000

    Housed in a stunning cube of industrial steel, glass and neon, Siglo treats guests to striking city views. Nestle into cosy Parisian wicker chairs and wooden garden furniture on the terrace, and indulge in classic cocktails, accompanied by Cuban cigars and bar snacks.