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Why locals love it
Sometimes a little daunting, and often missed by visitors, Melbourne's unique laneways are a treasure trove of food, drinking and shopping! There's something for everyone in Melbourne's laneways, and even locals sometimes find they have difficulties re-finding that cute little store/restaurant/cafe that they could swear was there last week!
Why you should visit it
Don't be afraid to step off the main streets, and into Melbourne's laneway subculture where you'll find world class street art, one-off boutiques, unique galleries, tiny cafés and hidden bars. Hardware Lane is famous for its great range of food; Bennett's Lane for the city's best jazz club and Hosier Lane for some of the city's best street art.
For something a little classier, check out the indoor Block and Royal Arcades for a dose of Melbourne history.