Vibrant, bustling and lined with shops, Chapel Street is an essential urban adventure in Melbourne. This long inner-Melbourne street is perfect for a full day of shopping, café and bar hopping, people watching and riding the classic Melbourne trams that frequent the street.
Melbourne’s oldest food markets, the Prahran Markets, are a local favourite and can be found just off Chapel Street. There you can peruse multicultural flavours and buy fresh bread, produce, seafood and meat, as well as street food snacks like cheesy Turkish pastry and falafel.
If fashion is your weakness, treat yourself to the colourful quality of Gorman, the street wear at Fat, the minimalist designs of Cylk, the specialty denim of Dakota 501 and the Scandinavian style of Dansk, as well as wares from the many other Chapel Street boutiques.
Public transport to and from Chapel Street is frequent and convenient. Tram routes 78 and 79 run the four kilometre length of Chapel Street and the Sandringham train line will take you to nearby stations, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and Balaclava. Avoid driving if you can, as paid street parking is limited and time-restricted. If you must park, the multi-storey secure parking near Prahran Market offers early bird prices.
Retail hours in Chapel Street are generally from 10am Mondays to Saturdays, and 11am on Sundays. Closing time is generally 6pm, with the exception of 8.30pm close on Fridays and 5.30pm close on Sundays.
The Prahran Market is open from dawn to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.