Acland Street Precinct | St Kilda
St Kilda is defined by two distinct retail strips, Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, with a magnificent Esplanade and the stunning St Kilda beach providing a natural link between the two precincts.
Drawn by the many funky bars, outstanding restaurants and eclectic shops in the triangle formed by the intersections of Acland, Barkly and Carlisle Streets, this well-heeled crowd has brought an influx of spending power that's transformed a once neglected seaside suburb into Victoria's unchallenged 'Capital of Cool'.
The world-famous patisseries, the landmark Edelweiss Delicatessen and the popular Sunday art-and-craft market on the Esplanade are all still here, and still thronged with customers.
But many hip newcomers have added to the vibrant cosmopolitan mix - sophisticated drinking spots, cosy and enticing restaurants, haute couture and New Age fashion outlets, Internet cafes, live music venues plus the monthly St Kilda Farmers' Market and much more.
St Kilda offers an endlessly fascinating pot-pourri of modern pop and cafe culture, enhanced for people-watchers by a constant stream of sometimes eccentric, always colourful characters and Beautiful People from all over the globe.
If you're heading for Melbourne on a working holiday, St Kilda is a great place to base yourself. There are plenty of accommodation options, from spacious modern hotels to The Ritz, Melbourne's grooviest backpackers' hostel, to beautifully restored Victorian bed-and-breakfasts.
St Kilda is serviced by three major tram routes but if you must drive there's plenty of parking - a multi-storey in Barkly Street and another behind Safeway in Chaucer Street, metered spots in Shakespeare Grove alongside Luna Park and a park behind the Prince of Wales pub just off Fitzroy Street. Or why not work up a healthy appetite for some of our great food - walk along the beach from Port Melbourne and enjoy the sweeping views of Port Philip Bay!
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Acland Street St Kilda | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Acland Street Precinct | St Kilda
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Acland Court Shopping Centre
→ Big Mouth | St Kilda
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