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Prahran

Prahran is one of Melbourne’s most eclectic suburbs. It is located just 5 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD, and has its local government manged by the City of Stonnington.

Prahran is a popular and affluent residential suburb with many people coming here to shop or enjoy the many restaurants and nightlife scene.

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The region’s first post office was opened in 1853. In the years that followed, Prahran constructed expansive shopping centres and became an entertainment hub for the region. Other facilities of interest built during this period include theatres and department stores.

In the mid-20th century, the local administration sought to grow the suburb’s population, and this gave way to the construction of the Prahran Housing commission estate. These developments led to the suburb’s gentrification with the renovation of old houses and a general shift in the area’s demographics.

Melbourne’s Chapel Street is a one-stop destination in Melbourne for shopping, nightlife and dining. The street offers an exhilarating mix of dining choices; including many regional and international cuisines. Chapel Street is also Melbourne’s ultimate entertainment precinct; home to a large number of vibrant nightclubs, bars, pubs and live entertainment venues.

Prahran also features ample public recreational space with many charming gardens scattered across the suburb. Visit the serene Grattan Gardens or opt for the Princes Gardens which is home to Chapel off Chapel, an old church that has been converted into a theatre. Other attractions include Prahran Skate Park and Orrong Romanis Park.

Prahran is also home to the Prahran Market, which sells high quality organic fruit and vegetables as well as sustainable seafood and free range meat. The market is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday between 7am – 5pm and on Sunday between 10am – 3pm. The market is closed on Monday and Wednesday. Dogs are only permitted in Market Square if they are secured on a leash. You can park at the Elizabeth Street Multi-Level Car Park at the rear of the Market.

Prahran is also well serviced by public transport, with trains on the Sandringham Line stopping often at Prahran Station. Alternatively, use tram routes 6, 64, 72 and 78.

If you are looking for accommodation in or around Prahran, there are a number of hotels located nearby. Click the links below to find the best accommodation options in this area.

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