Collins Street and Little Collins Street – One of the most upscale streets in 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. The Oaks on Lonsdale is located close by to the Collins and Little Collins Street. This luxury hotel is one of the best of the Melbourne Apartment Accommodation. The Oaks on Lonsdale is conveniently located at the heart of Melbourne, nearby are Parliament House, the Government Precinct, Theatre District, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena. This elegant hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers, each bedroom comes with their own separate fully-equipped kitchens and with stainless steel SMEG appliances and balconies.

Collins Street is proper for its designer stores in heritage buildings, five-star hotels, private clubs and exclusive jewelers. It boasts its very own ‘Paris End’ and is often referred to as ‘the top end of town’. Tourists can head in this direction for the flagship stores of Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton. If it’s time to add something local to your designer outfit, so veer out of the mainstream and into to the Little Collins Street and Howey Place for haute couture and hip culture, and clothes by Melbourne’s most interesting designers. Guests can look out for the hidden bars on Collins and Little Collins. Tourists can sip cocktails at Hairy Canary, have a G&T at the Gin Palace, munch on tostadas and tequila at Mamasita, or for late night revelry catch a band at the infamous Pony Bar.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

Collins Street, Melbourne – The Most Famous Street in the City

estled in the heart of England lies the village of Bibury in Gloucestershire, which is home to the Cotswold Stone Cottages known as Arlington Row. Easily one of the most photographed streets in the world, the Arlington Row has become an icon of the United Kingdom. Another scenic street is found in the Moroccan city of Chefchaouen where the streets are painted blue. A truly gorgeous sight to behold, the bright blue streets are complimented by the lighter shades of blue used to paint the walls of the houses and buildings making the city a beautiful place to visit. Other iconic streets are seen in San Francisco where the crooked Lombard Street prompts many to flock there, and the streets along the canals in Lijiang, China. These streets are immensely beautiful, either architecturally or due to natural formations and are easily amongst the most photographed in the world. For tourists staying in hotels in Melbourne CBD, one of the most beautiful streets is Collins Street found in the very heart of Melbourne.

Given that it is one of the most well known streets, it cannot be too difficult to find and one can simply inquire from their hotel if there is a doubt as to accessing it. For those residing at Oaks On Collins, however, the street is right outside the hotel.

Collins Street preserves some of the best examples of Victorian architecture in Australia and stretches for over a mile. A stroll along the street is a pleasant experience and the manner in which the Victorian architecture blends with the modern buildings is an interesting sight. The street is also peppered with theatres and boutiques for shopping and really should not be traversed without a camera to capture the architectural beauty. Collins Street is also home to a number of large banks and companies making it the ideal place to reside in especially if you are in Melbourne for business.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+