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South Melbourne lies between the riverfront Southbank precinct to the north and the bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne and Albert Park to the south.

South Melbourne offers a comprehensive retail and dining experience for shoppers, with a one kilometre shopping strip through the heart of the suburb along Clarendon Street, as well as the busy South Melbourne Market in Coventry Street.

As one of Melbourne's oldest inner-city suburbs, legacies of the past can be seen at various locations such as the South Melbourne Town Hall which was built in 1880, and many small but attractive gardens which are dotted throughout the residential areas. South Melbourne's close proximity to the Melbourne city centre has seen the development of many high-rise apartment buildings through the years.