Melbourne is known (and loved) for its magical and secret laneways. They are home to restaurants, bars, cafes, street-art, and unique boutiques.
When Surveyor Robert Hoddle designed the city, he never planned for these thoroughfares to hold their own charm. The laneways were used for, deliveries, rubbish disposal, public urinals, and even brothels! It’s no surprise they were often associated with vice and crime.
Since the 1980s, Melbourne’s laneways have evolved independently and organically. So here is the definitive list of the best laneways in Melbourne. Get the camera ready and start exploring.
Download a map of Melbourne’s laneways
Our promise: Amble only recommends what we think you’ll love. Our aim is to only showcase venues and attractions that are worth your time. Our advice is based on first-hand experience.