VH Tour Guide: Our Favourite Things to Do in Fitzroy

Fitzroy may be a hub for amazing restaurants and shopping, but it's also bustling with creativity and culture.

Packed with galleries, creative spaces and cultural events, we've put together a list of our favourite things to see and do along Gertrude Street on your next visit. 

Gertrude's Apartment 


If you're looking for a getaway just outside the city, book in a few nights at Gertrude's Apartment. Sitting above our fave ceramic shop, Takeawei, Gertrude's is a beautifully decked out 1 bedder featuring a plethora of Australian artwork, which, should you fall in love with during your stay, you can purchase and take home as a sweet memento of your trip. 


THIS IS NO FANTASY - 108-110 Gertrude St, Fitzroy


A labour of love between respected Melbourne gallerists Dianne Tanzer and Nicola Stein, This Is No Fantasy is an ever-changing landscape of contemporary art by some of Australia's finest artists. No matter what time of year you go, you'll find intriguing and thought-provoking artwork here. 


Good Times Pilates - 5/19-35 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy


Take on a challenge at Good Times Pilates. These guys run over 65 classes a week in six curated styles, so you can find the right option for you.


Rose Chong Costumiers - 218 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

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Rose Chong Costumier isn't just a costume shop, it's an institution. The possibilities are endless, you're only limited by your imagination. 


At The Above - 198 Gertrude St, Fitzroy


Another stunning contemporary art space, At The Above is all about the manipulation of the environment, self-described as a "fluid concept space that evolves alongside its collaborator's visions". If you're around Fitzroy at the time of an installation, At The Above is well worth a visit. 


Gertrude Street Projection Festival


If you're visiting Melbourne around the time of the annual Gertrude Street Projection Festival, you're in for a treat. This festival reimagines Fitzroy's architectural landscape through light and colour and movement. Rug up in your winter woolies and enjoy a night of exploration. 


Gertrude Street Yoga - 1/202 Gertrude St, Fitzroy


Stay limber with the fine people at Gertrude Street Yoga Studio. With up to 8 classes a day ranging from a heart-pumping Vinyasa Flow to a deep stretch in Yin, there's a class for every kind of person here. 


While you're around, why not say hi? You can visit Variety Hour at 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy from Wednesday-Sunday. If driving, there is plenty of parking on neighbouring Napier St, or you can catch the 86 tram from the city.