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Lonsdale Street

Lonsdale Street

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Lonsdale StreetMelbourne has the largest Greek population of any city outside Greece and this is evident in the inner and middle suburbs. You can find numbers of Greek shops and restaurants in areas such as Oakleigh, Northcote and Sydney Road Brunswick. However, if there is cause for the Greek community to celebrate some national event, chances are they will converge on one city block in Lonsdale Street. This block (between Swanston and Russell Streets) contains some Greek restaurants and shops but is not a 'precinct' in the style of Chinatown or Lygon Street. On an average day, the casual visitor would assume that Melbourne had a small Greek population if they were told that this is the 'Greek Precinct'. However, don't expect to be able to drive your car along there if Greece has just had a major sporting victory.

The major Greek festival is the Antipodes Festival and there are usually numbers of events in Lonsdale Street associated with this. Most Melbournians will know Stalactites Restaurant and many will have picked up a souvlaki there late at night. Around the corner in Russell Street are several Greek night clubs.

On the north side of Lonsdale Street in this block is the large QV complex with its mix of retail, residential and corporate offices.

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Places to visit

Lonsdale Street

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Things to do

Lonsdale Street

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Some forthcoming events in Lonsdale Street:

Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

The Lonsdale St Greek Festival has run for over 30 years. Melbourne’s biggest Greek street party brings a weekend of Greek culture, food and entertainment to the city’s historic Greek Precinct. Featuring 3 stages of free entertainment, children’s rides and activities, and over 60 food, drink and craft stalls, Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture will take over Lonsdale Street. Details at Lonsdale Street Greek Festival >>

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Markets

Lonsdale Street

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European Night Market - Madame Brussels Lane

White Hat suggests you rug up and wander around for a night filled with rich aromas of European fare and a quirky selection of stalls.

There will be mulled wine with a special feature of warm butter rum and an atmosphere reminiscent of the classic Christmas night markets in Manchester (UK) and much loved in countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. More information at European Night Market >>



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Places to stay

Lonsdale Street

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Selected places to stay in Lonsdale Street:

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