Richmond is a busy bustling, inner city suburb made colorful by the varied backgrounds of those that live and work there. Once working class industrial areas they became home to a large Greek population from the 1950’s and then later attracted many people from South East Asia, particularly Vietnam.
The close proximity to the city and sporting venues such as the MCG, home to the AFL (Aussie Rules Football) and Laver Arena, make this part of town popular with tourists and locals alike.
While you can walk down Victoria Street with its fascinating array of Asian produce and great restaurants and imagine you’re in Saigon, you can also enjoy some fantastic Greek dips and moussaka in Swan Street! Many tourists and indeed those from all over Melbourne head to Bridge Road, home to fashion factory outlets. You can also enjoy a wide range of great food and drinking places too.
Cutting right through the district, Bridge Road is renowned for its shopping opportunities. Clothes fanatics can find great bargains and hidden treasures in the many factory outlets and smaller boutiques selling everything from clothes and shoes to accessories and vintage fashion. It’s also a great place to come for furniture, with a number of home furnishing stores offering a real chance to find that one-of-a-kind item for your living room.