Location

Bell City is just a short 20 minute hop from Melbourne’s main airport, with the CBD and Austin Hospital also within quick driving distance. There are also plenty of public transport options just minutes away.

You won’t need to venture far from our doorstep to experience the city’s vibrant culture. The plentiful cafes, bars and boutique stores of High Street are just around the corner, with more eateries a short tram ride away on Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street.

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Preston Market

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A definite on your must-do list, this bustling market is well known for its huge selection of fresh produce, eateries, fashion and general specialty shops. Being under cover it’s good for all the crazy weather conditions this city can throw at us, the perfect way to spend a few hours.

Café culture

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Melbourne is fast becoming the café capital of the world and our local area is no exception. You’ll find some wonderful little places to take up a seat, pick up a paper and wind down with your favourite cup. We love Little Henri, Lowlands, Boundary Espresso and Pomona.

High Street

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High Street is one of Melbourne’s most dynamic and bohemian locations. It sports an array of boutique vintage shops, cute cafés, and unique bars and restaurants. You could happily spend a whole day here walking around and roll on through into the night.

Shopping

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From the big brand stores to independent boutiques, shopping arcades and quirky laneways, Melbourne is a shopaholic’s dream. Just five minutes down the road you’ll find Northland Shopping Centrewith over 330 different retailers, or if vintage shops are your thing, look no further than High Street.

Thornbury Theatre

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Established in 1926, the beautiful, art deco, Thornbury Theatre is unique in its offerings, from concerts and boutique film screenings to wrestling matches and live comedy.

Check the theatre’s website for information on what’s on during your stay.

Pubs & restaurants

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Staying in Melbourne’s trendy inner north you have access to a huge variety of excellent pubs, restaurants and eateries. Make sure to eat at Chumanchu or The Moor’s Head and enjoy a drink at The Racoon Club, or Joe’s Shoe Store, before finishing off the evening with a nightcap at CHILL Restaurant & Bar.