“Shopping at any level is a bit of therapy for my medulla oblongata.” said Theophilus London, and shopoholics quite identify with this. You cannot buy happiness for sure, but you can go shopping and it is quite the same the thing. Isn’t it? Many girls and quite a few boys will agree, shopping is an integral and one of the best parts of travelling.
One of the best place for shopping is the Queen Victoria Market in Australia. There is no doubt about the fact that Australia is beautiful and there are lot many things to do there other than shopping, but if you are a shopaholic, you will enjoy the most, the shopping experience at the Queen Victoria Market. You can buy almost everything from the Queen Victoria Market. It is a paradise for the shopaholics.
Location of Queen Victoria Market
Also known as “Queen Vic Markets” “Queen Vic” or “Vic Market”, the Queen Victoria market is the major landmark of Melbourne, Australia. The market is the busiest place of Melbourne. This huge market is spread over an area of 7 hectares (17 acres) and always hustling and bustling with local crowd as well as tourists.
History of Queen Victoria Market
The market is named after the British Empire’s ruler, the Queen Victoria. This market has been a favourite among the people and is the only surviving market of the 19th century in the Melbourne central business district. The other two 19th century markets were closed in 1960s, but the Queen Victoria Market is still running.
If you go to the market, you will be awestruck. People literally go crazy shopping here. There is everything in the market. You will feel like you are dreaming with open eyes. If you go to the stalls selling pretty clothes, shoes and jewelry, you will literally drool. The stalls sell many designer pieces and a wide range of footwear and accessories. You will be totally spoilt for choices as there are many options available at your disposal. You can also buy cosmetics from there. There are many popular brands available. Your heart will surely ask for more, but its better you control yourself, or else this market will leave you bankrupt.
There are also many souvenirs stalls. You can buy a few pretty looking pieces as a mark of remembrance of your trip and also a few to gift your family and close friends. The Queen Victoria Market has a lot to offer to the typical foodies. If you are one, you can buy local fruits and vegetables. There are many stalls that sell delicious snacks. And also stalls that sell liquor.
During the night market, the place comes alive. Although the place is always crowded, but the night market is a delight. The Queen Vic also host the Winter Night Market, every Wednesday in the months of June to August. There are many other things to buy from the market ranging from clothing and accessories, flower and garden supplies, health and beauty products, fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat and poultry, souvenirs and artifacts, tech toys, liquor and the list is endless.
Except for Mondays and Wednesdays, the market is always open. .
So, when in Melbourne, make it a point to visit the Queen Victoria Market.
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