Queen Victoria Building
In the heart of the city, next to Town Hall and above Town Hall train station, the Queen Victoria Building is fondly referred to by Sydneysiders as "The QVB." It hosts a variety of high end fashion boutiques and restaurants - and a Sydney favourite with kids: Hobby Co.
The QVB fills an entire city block bound by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. The dominant feature is the mighty centre dome, consisting of an inner glass dome and an exterior copper- sheathed dome. Glorious stained glass windows and splendid architecture endure throughout the building and an original 19th century staircase sits alongside the dome. Every detail has been faithfully restored, including arches, pillars, balustrades and the intricate tiled floors thus maintaining the integrity of the building.
York Street shops
On either side of the QVB, you'll find specialty shops - none more so than on the York Street side where you'll find hobby and technical supply stores such as:
- Jaycar Electronics
- Adalong Computers
- CX Computers
You'll also find Bloch, a ballet and dance supply store, The Cuban Place and Meduzza Mezze restaurants, a yoga studio, a shopping arcade with a newsagent, hairdresser and pharmacy and Abbey's bookstore, a specialty book seller with a ecclectic variety of novels and biographies.
On the George Street side of the QVB, you can discover the Galleries. Nestled between the Citigroup tower and the Hilton Hotel, the Galleries features many restaurants, a food court in the basement, and many high end boutiques. Our favourite is Japan's own Kinokuniya bookstore - a sprawling high end book retailer with scores of manga and specialty books. It's well worth a visit.
A short walk from the Central Station Hotel
The QVB is a 14 minute walk from the hotel. Click on the map for directions.
Need to know
The QVB is more than just a shopping destination with lots to see within and beyond its walls. For more information and a complete list of its stores, check out the QVB's website.
- Weekdays (except Thursdays): 9am to 6pm
- Thursdays: 9am to 9pm
- Saturdays: 9am to 6pm
- Sundays: 11am to 5pm
- Meet Islay, Queen Victoria's dog (talking statue) at the Southern end of the shopping complex (near the Queen's statue)
- Sydney's Town Hall is across the street
Wilson's Parking at the QVB can be accessed on York Street (where the bus depot is found).
- Includes Valet & Car Wash Options
- Monday to Thursday: 6am to 1am
- Friday: 6am to 2am
- Saturday: 7am to 2am
- Sunday: 8am to 1am
- Public Holidays: 8am to 1am (closed on New Years Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Book your Sydney Shopping Holiday with us
Book direct with the Central Station Hotel to take advantage of our lowest rates. It's cheaper when you book direct!