Perth Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Perth

This capital of Western Australia bewitches its visitors because of the many shopping areas. Shopaholics call this city shopping heaven. Perth is full of boutiques featuring well-known. We offer you a walking tour through some of the most interesting specialty shops and famous shopping streets in Perth:
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Perth Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Perth Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Australia » Perth (See other walking tours in Perth)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: irenebo
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • London Court
  • Allgem Jewelers
  • Hay Street
  • Boffins Bookshop
  • King Street
  • Quilpie Opals
  • Murray Street
  • Creative Native
London Court

1) London Court

London Court is a three- and four-level open-roofed shopping arcade located in the central business district. It was built in 1937 by wealthy gold financier and businessman, Claude de Bernales for residential and commercial purposes. The arcade runs between the Hay Street Mall and St Georges Terrace and is considered an important tourist attraction in the City of Perth. It received a National Trust of Australia classification in 1978 and was recorded in the Register of the National Estate in 1982.

The distinctive mock-Tudor/Elizabethan façade and architectural features includes ornate entrances with large wrought-iron gates at each end. At the Hay Street end at the first storey level, a large clock chimes every quarter-hour, half-hour and on the hour. Four mechanised knights appear from a castle door and move in a semicircle each time the clock chimes as they apparently joust with each other. At the Terrace end, another clock in a window shows a miniature Saint George doing battle with the dragon. The clocks were made by the Synachrome Company of London at a cost of £4,000. The two interior ends include statues of Dick Whittington and his cat (northern end) and Sir Walter Raleigh (south end), each in bastion towers and gazing down on the shoppers below.

Other distinctive features include gargoyles, masks, shields, crests and wrought iron signs and brackets. Gabled roofs, weather cocks and lead lighting add to the Tudor style. The arcade floor is laid with terracotta tiles.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Allgem Jewelers

2) Allgem Jewelers

Allgem Jewelers has been creating unique and amazing jewelery for more than thirty years. It has a great collection of opals, pearls, gold nuggets and rare-colored diamonds. The staff of the store includes qualified gemstone specialists and valuers. Allgem Jewelers is an emeritus member of the Gemological and Jewelers Association of Australia.

Operation hours: Mon-Thu: 09.30 am - 04.45 pm; Fri: 09.30 am - 05:30 pm; Sat: 09.30 am - 04.45 pm; Sun: 12.00 pm - 04.45 pm.
Hay Street

3) Hay Street

Hay Street is a shoppers’ paradise. From renowned department stores and iconic high street brands, visitors will find what they are looking for. Hay Street and the adjoining laneways are closed to traffic, making the whole shopping experience relaxed. Besides shopping you can have fun in the bars and restaurants clustered around this street.
Boffins Bookshop

4) Boffins Bookshop

Boffins Bookshop offers an outstanding choice of books in categories, such as business, art, humor, history, philosophy and other special interest literature. Boffins first opened its doors in 1989 and, since that time, has been one of the leading bookshops in Western Australia.

Operation hours: Mon - Thu: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Fri: 9 am - 7 pm, Sat: 9 am - 5 pm, Sun: 12 pm - 4 pm.
King Street

5) King Street

King Street has a very European feel with its early 20th century, low-rise architecture and restored facades. Commonly known locally as the start of the "West End" - it transverses two of Perth's major street Murray Street and Hay Street, between the two there are around a dozen shops which include many high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Kookai, Bally, Georg Jensen, Tiffany & Co., Sass and Bide and many other stores and cafes.

Recently employees of Chanel have been looking for property in Perth with King Street their first preference but with no space for rent or sale Chanel is looking elsewhere or waiting for space in the street. The street precinct is listed with the Heritage council of Western Australia.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Quilpie Opals

6) Quilpie Opals

Quilpie Opals is a family-owned business, which is more than thirty years old. Opal is considered to be the National Gemstone of Australia. Its shape and color depend upon the region of the continent where it was extracted. This store is recognized all over the country for its service and quality of production.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Friday-Saturday: 10 am- 7 pm.
Murray Street

7) Murray Street

Murray Street is one of four main east-west roads within the Perth central business district. The street, the central portion of which has become a pedestrian mall, was named after Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1828 to 1830. The strip has many popular shops lining the street. Recent development along Murray Street has seen the addition of a number of both national and international retailers.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Creative Native

8) Creative Native

Creative Native houses a great collection of contemporary Aboriginal art, musical instruments, craft works, paintings, books, clothing and jewelery. Sticking with the main theme of the gallery, it also offers numerous choices in souvenirs and gifts.

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm.

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