With the warmer months fast approaching, Melburnians 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 Precinct, 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.

637-641 Chapel St, South Yarra

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.

41 Essex St, Prahran

The Como Melbourne - MGallery Collection

As a part of the Sofitel group, you’d expect all of the goodies that come with an internationally renowned hotel empire – what you wouldn’t expect is the ROOFTOP pool and sundeck. You could safely lounge away all day here until it’s time to go shopping of course.

630 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Best Takeaway Coffee in Chapel Street Precinct

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Before this article had even started, we could feel the Melburnian eyes of judgment piercing through their screens. Coffee is quite possible THE most important part of our lives, especially during a pandemic!

33 Things That Are Iconically Chapel

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Great read while you are self-isolating! Few things that are iconically Chapel Street that only locals can truly relate to. No doubt by now you have had the terrifying moment of realising that you’ve joined the activewear brunch brigade (on your couch).

Street Art Murals in Chapel Street Precinct

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A guide to the best street art south of the river. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop. Just remember to keep your social distance!

Look for the Paw-On-The-Door in Chapel Street Precinct

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We’re the first and largest major retail & entertainment precinct in Australia to welcome our furry friends into over 500 businesses! Take a look at the list while in lockdown and plan your trip with your pooch once Scomo lets us all out of the house post the GCC!

New Food & Drink on Chapel

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Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.

Art Galleries in Chapel Street Precinct

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One of the best things about living on or visiting the Chapel Precinct is immersing yourself in our incredible local and international art scene. Just remember social distancing!

Best Brunch in Chapel Street Precinct

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Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on!


Top Bars in Chapel Street Precinct

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We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out, and we would know because we’re #AllBoutIt. Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Precinct.