With the warmer months fast approaching, Melbournians will soon turn their attention to the best places to keep cool over summer. But for some lucky South-siders, they won’t need to move further than Chapel Street, with a swathe of ingenious pool concepts putting the tired old 25-metre lap pool to shame.

Here are our top 3!

The best pool decks on chapel

Nestled just past Toorak Road, The Olsen’s clear glass-bottomed pool is the perfect place to people-watch over Chapel Street throughout the summer months. Partially undercover, the elevator opens to an urban oasis, revealing an expansive sun room beside the pool, complete with a staircase leading up to the rooftop terrace. The clever design means the pool water – and those swimming within it – is even visible from passers-by below! So best to keep any nudie dips for strictly after dark.

Prahran Pool
The best pool decks on chapel

An oldie but a goodie, the Prahran Aquatic Centre is THE place to hang out over summer. Even better, each year the annual ‘Summer Sundays by the Pool’ sessions boast an exciting lineup of local DJs and is one of Prahran’s best kept local secrets.

The best pool decks on chapel

A new entrant to the list this year, Chapel Street’s most sought-after new address, 661 Chapel St offers future residents a stunning 25m lap pool which is cantilevered over the building. The pool will gloriously hang over the structure’s entrance once complete in time for summer, boasting never-to-be-built out views of the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline, to make residents feel like they are literally swimming while suspended in the sky. 

Display suite: 10 Daly Street, South Yarra

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Chapel Burger Crawl – The Most Unique Burgers in the Precinct

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We wanted to unearth the precinct’s most memorable and unique burgers for the ultimate Chapel Precinct burger crawl. Warning: salivation guaranteed.

New Kids on the Block – New to Chapel Precinct

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Say ‘hello!’ to the new kids on the block. Here’s what’s new to the Chapel Street Precinct.

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Co-Working Spaces in Chapel Precinct

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Looking to break free into the world of freelance, but worried about the cabin fever? Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered, well, Chapel Precinct does. Throw out that uncomfortable suit or the blister inflicting heels and slip into something comfy. A world where fast WIFI, pool tables and cool as hell creatives reign supreme…

Grill’d Windsor Gets An Anthony Lister Makeover

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Doors to the freshly refurbed Grill’d Windsor restaurant re-open on 14 May 2019 and there’s one very distinct difference. During its refurb downtime, Australian contemporary artist Anthony Lister came and went, leaving behind an exclusive artwork for burger eaters to enjoy.

Leonards House of Love Bloody Mary

11 Ways to Conquer a 10/10 Hangover on Chapel Street

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Had a big night? Mouth as dry as the Sahara desert and stomach shouting ‘f*ck you!’? It’s okay, we understand that on Chapel Street one wine can often turn into many and a couple…

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Function Venues in Chapel Precinct

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The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.

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Street Art on Chapel – The Windsor Edition

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A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.

Forrest Hill Precinct South Yarra – Why You Just Have to Go There

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Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct?