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Walk One: Central Station to Crown Street circuit

Overview: From Central Station exit at the corner of Devonshire and Chalmers Streets, walk up Devonshire to Crown St and around through Bourke and South Downing St and down Fitzroy and Foveaux to Central Station Eddie Avenue. Markets are held on the first Saturday of each month in Shannon Park corner Crown and Foveaux Sts.

Start at the Central Station rear exit at the cnr of Devonshire St and Chalmers St. Walk up Devonshire St and you will find the Spirit Level Gallery, then continue up to Orson & Blake Gallery.

Continue up Devonshire St to the Crown St intersection. Turn right and walk down Crown Street towards Cleveland St to the next gallery. As you wander down Crown St, absorb the variety of commercial enterprises from brick-a-brack, to sophisticated lighting to antique and modern ceramic tiles and relax in one of the many cafes along the way.

Cross the road and walk back along Crown St to the corner of Devonshire again. Turn right at the fabulous and friendly Rustic Cafe for the next gallery on Devonshire St.

Continue down Devonshire St and turn left into Bourke St, walk down and turn left into Davies St and left into Raper St. Here, you will find the Brett Whiteley Studio complete with current exhibition, an open portion of his workspace, various literature, and watch videos of his life in a relaxed atmosphere.

Return to Bourke St (exit and turn right out of the Brett Whiteley Gallery, right into Davies St). Walk along Bourke St and consider a coffee at the fabulous Cafe Niki (corner with Nobbs St) or il Baretto. One street past il Baretto on the left you will find a small antique shop.

Turn right from Bourke St into Phelps St and walk up to South Dowling St. Turn left to access the Antique Centre which has dealers' stalls for a wide variety of antique items and many objects of delight.

Walk up the rise and left into McEhlone Pl where residents contribute to the lush beauty of their dwellings and surroundings and you'll have a chance to pat a cat. Walk to the end of the street and turn right at "The Foundry" into Marshall St and walk a few metres to the end where the next gallery is in front of you in Fitzroy St, then head left back towards Crown St to visit the other galleries.

Continue down Fitzroy St passing bric-a-brac stores, cafes and across Bourke St. Fitzroy St now curves into Foveaux St. Pass Aero Furniture on the left and on the opposite side of the road you will find exquisite pieces of furniture. Once you reach Crown St turn left and wander down Crown St to Devonshire St on one side and return on the other side back to the corner of Crown and Foveaux St. Along the way you will pass restaurants including the MG Garage, Fuel Bistro and Clock Hotel, clothing boutiques, furniture galleries, interiors, ceramic tiles, which include the following:

On Crown St on the same side as the park and Clock Hotel, cross Foveaux St to visit the next Gallery, near Dophin Hotel

Continue down Crown St and turn left into Albion St and walk down to the next street (Riley St) and turn right to visit the next gallery not far from the intersection with Reservoir St

Walk back up Riley Street to return to Foveaux St. Turn right and walk down the hill passing designer seconds stores to the corner of Elizabeth St, where Central Station, Eddie Avenue entrance is ahead of you.
Hope you had a fantastic day!!!