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North Melbourne is a suburb of the city of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. It is situated 2 km (1 mile) north-west of Melbourne’s city centre. This suburb is renowned for its Victorian architecture. It also offers older industrial areas that are being converted into domestic lofts and office space. This is a vibrant and multifaceted area. It is mostly residential with some commercial and industrial establishments. Historical properties of note include the North Melbourne Town Hall and the Metropolitan Meat Market.
Errol Street is home to the old North Melbourne Town Hall and an upscale shopping centre. There are a number of popular cafes and eclectic boutiques in the area. As a suburb of Melbourne, the area has a highly diversified economy with particular strengths in finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics and transportation and tourism. Melbourne is Australia’s industrial centre. It is the centre of Australia’s automotive industry, and companies such as Ford and Toyota have office space and manufacturing facilities in the local area.
In North Melbourne one of the most popular pastimes is to go shopping on Errol Street. This suburb holds the annual ‘Spring Fling’ – an inner-city community festival of art, music and performances. The town hall is listed as a heritage site, as is the former meat market and the theatre. Restaurant options in North Melbourne include Town Hall Hotel, Sushi Noodle Town, Ferguson Plarre Bakhouses, Baker’s Delight, and Errol’s. Melbourne also offers the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. This is a 1948 Melbourne tram, that allows you to eat a five course meal while you watch the scenery go by.
The nearest major airport to North Melbourne is Melbourne Airport, which operates international and domestic flights and is just 23 km (14 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport in the area is Avalon Airport; located 58 km (36 miles) from Melbourne it provides further internal flights to major Australian cities. The Melbourne public transportation system consists of trams, trains and buses. The main railway station in North Melbourne is Flemington Bridge, which is on the Upfield railway line.