There’s a lot happening in this stylish, busy area bounded by Dandenong Road, Punt Road, Alexandra Avenue and Williams Road, with Chapel Street as the beating heart running north south. It is easily accessed with excellent train, tram and bus services.
5 kms south-east of CBD
Close to Melbourne Polytechnic
Easy access to Monash, Caulfield and all City colleges
One of the most trendy and fashion-conscious areas to be on any given day (or night), it is filled with pubs, bars, global eateries, and upscale boutiques. Overseas and Australian designers are showcased alongside more mainstream outlets, interspersed with trendy cafes and award-winning fine dining establishments. The much-loved Prahran market is one of the premier fresh food markets in Melbourne.
Nearby Greville Street has its own personality with quality homewares, cafes and the renowned Greville Records store. Back on Chapel is the quirky Chapel Street Bazaar where you can browse for vintage clothes, jewellery, furniture and bricabrac, seven days a week.
Film buffs can catch the latest blockbuster at The Jam Factory or The Palace Como shows an interesting selection of local, international and cutting-edge films. Just off Chapel Street is the popular Chapel off Chapel - a progressive arts, live music, comedy and entertainment venue.
While there are many small public gardens scattered throughout the area, the big drawcard lies just to the west with the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens. Here you can picnic on the lawn, take a punt cruise on the ornamental lake or take in the Moonlight Cinema during the summer months. Prahran Skate Park in Malvern Road is open 24 hours a day and is home to the best vert skateboarding facilities in Victoria. In the summer months, the Prahran Aquatic Centre is the cool place to be with its Summer Sundays pool parties hosted by a stellar line-up of guest DJs.
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