Queen Victoria Building

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Queen Victoria Building

What you can expect

This elegant and historical shopping centre is as much an impressive feat of architecture as it is a quality place to buy high-end products. Located in central Sydney on hub George Street, the Queen Victoria Building features construction and craftsmanship that harks back to the older days of interior design; intricate tiling and facades, quality metalwork, stained-glass windows and the frequent use of wood throughout add a premium feel to the cavalcade of retail opportunities it contains within. The building is divided up into levels that ascend both in price and quality as you walk towards the top - its upper levels are dotted with impressive and lavish stores selling suits, jewellery, brand accessories and many other high-end goods that most of us can only marvel at. The Queen Victoria Building boasts multiple hallmarks of Victorian styling, notably its elaborate decorative clock which adorns the ceiling, and gives a great display featuring dioramas and moving gadgets each hour, and as a result simply grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many cafes inside the building becomes an experience in and of itself. The building is also easily accessible with a location right atop Sydney's central Town Hall train station in the CBD, and as a result is a must-visit even if you're not planning on purchasing anything - it's a top spot for photographers as well.


What you need to know

  • Operating hours are 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays
  • Bus station sits directly behind the building on York Street
Wonderful example of Victorian architecture
Huge range of high-end retail options
Beautiful stained glass, clock, woodwork
Easily accessible by public transport
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