South Melbourne is one of the city’s oldest inner-city suburbs, lying between the riverfront Southbank precinct to the north and the bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne and Albert Park to the south. The area’s history can be seen all around, with locations such as the South Melbourne Town Hall which was built in 1880, as well as many colonial era-buildings. South Melbourne's close proximity to the city centre have given it a more relaxed atmosphere, whilst still having the energy and vibrancy of a modern metropolis.
South Melbourne is one of the most sought after areas in the whole city, thanks to its laid back atmosphere and proximity to the major commercial areas. Anyone planning an extended stay in South Melbourne may wish to consider serviced apartments for there accommodation needs, as these properties offer a range of conveniences, such as kitchen facilities, room cleaning and secure access, as well as giving you the privacy and comfort of a home-from-home. The Squa.re can offer several such properties, ranging from self-contained studios to luxury corporate housing - each selected to our exacting standards.
South Melbourne has a great atmosphere and despite being predominantly a residential district, it is close enough to the heart of the city that it still has plenty to see and do right on the its doorstep. Day or night, visitors don’t have to travel far to find a good time in this fascinating area.
During the day, there are plenty of cafes and bistros ranging from global chains to quirky independent establishments. These are a great way to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the area. There are also several parks, for those who prefer to be outdoors - many of which hold small events throughout the summer months.
Whilst there is always the option to head into the city proper to enjoy its myriad of entertainments and social offerings, South Melbourne is also dotted with fascinating cultural and historical points of interest - including several quirky museums and galleries dedicated to the development of the local area, as well as that of melbourne itself.
Australia’s love affair with global cuisine is more than apparent in South Melbourne. Simply Spanish on Cecil Street is a simple yet elegant tapas restaurants that is popular with locals, whilst nearby Paco y Lola offers a range of Mexican delicacies. Alternatively, why not try Lume on Coventry street, which offers an experimental, blind 18-course tasting menu and international wine list.
South Melbourne is a great part of the city for shopping. South Melbourne Central is a small mall with around 30 retailers, selling everything from homeware to electronic goods, along with several larger grocery stores on the adjoining Market street. There’s also the Clarendon Centre, offering a similar mix of shops and services. Outside of this, Clarendon Street itself is home to numerous stores and retailers, ranging from global fashions to independent craft stores.
There’s no shortage of things to do in South Melbourne. The Royal Botanical Gardens can be found in a stunning park on the banks of Yarra River and are a popular attraction in the summer months. For something indoors, the nearby National Gallery Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne have fantastic exhibits of local and international artistic talent. Escape rooms are also increasingly popular in the area, with the likes of Woodbury Escape Rooms on Park Street providing a fun day or evening out.
Melbourne in general has excellent and reliable public transport, which of course extends to the Southern district. The infrastructure is comprised of trains, trams and buses and extends from the city centre in all directions, with several services running 24/7. The Myki card is the city’s contactless payment system and it offers an easy and cost-effective way of paying for multiple journeys.
Melbourne is an important economic centre for Australia and is subsequently to many global and domestic organisations. BHP Billiton - world's largest mining company, and Australia's largest company is based in the city, as well Computershare - world's largest and leading provider of investor services. Other notable firms include Medibank insurance and BlueScope - a specialist steel manufacturer.
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