Guildford Lane

Queen St, Melbourne

Free

Guildford Lane is a secluded oasis, wedged between 21st-century century apartment towers.

This rare pocket of industrial buildings is part of the city’s ‘Green Your Laneway Campaign’ – which has seen the red brick walls covered in plants and creepers.

The buildings have mostly been converted into residential apartments, but there are several cafes on street level.

It’s here you’ll also find Australia’s first cat cafe, where for a small admission fee, you can hang out with some friendly felines.