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The best spots for Melbourne street art (without the crowds!)

Want to see some amazing street art without a million tourists blocking your view (we're looking at you, Hosier Lane)? Look no further - here are the top laneways for street art in Melbourne.

Union Lane

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Located between Bourke St and Little Collins St in the middle of the Bourke St Mall, this narrow laneway doesn't receive nearly as much attention as it should, considering its location. The only downside, it's a little dark due to the tall buildings that line it.

Laneway at the Queen Victoria Market

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This laneway doesn't acutally have an official name, it's known by locals as "the laneway off Queen St at the Queen Victoria Market". Once you hit Melbourne Party Emporium at 438 Queen St, turn down the laneway - you can't miss it. People stumble upon it normally by accident, so it's rarely very busy!

Blender Lane

Right near the laneway at the Queen Victoria Market is Blender Lane. The spiritual home to Melbourne's street art scene, nothing is off limits here. Even the ground is considered a canvas!

Presgrave Place

This laneway is the home to Melbourne's smallest art gallery, the Twenty By Thirty Gallery. The small pieces of art on the wall rotate on a regular basis, so every time you wander through, there's always something new. It's also home to Melbourne's smallest bar, Bar Americano.

Sniders Lane

Home of the Kim Kardashian and Em Ratajkowski topless selfie mural, plus some other great art, this laneway doesn't get as much action as you think it would. Sister Bella's bar is at the end of the laneway and well worth a visit.

Flinders Court

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This little laneway between Flinders Lane & Flinders St has only started receiving attention from street artists over the past few years. Previously it was the home of office workers craving a cigarette, but now artists are beginning to take over and make it theirs.

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