119 Palmer Street
RICHMOND, VIC 3121
Phone: 03 9299 1111
Richmond is a suburb of Melbourne, 3 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, with a population of 26,121. It is most known for its vibrant area along Little Saigon on Victoria Street.
The streets of Richmond are easily navigated and you can pick up a Budget rental car at 119 Palmer Street. There is a lot to see and do in Richmond, from the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, which is home to the former Loyal Studley Hotel in 1891 that has now been converted into a housewares shop, to the Bridge Road Richmond Historical Walk. While visiting Richmond you will not find a moment that can not be filled with the richness of the area.
Richmond has several heritage listed locations throughout the suburb. The Richmond Power Station, built in 1891, is a Victorian era coal fired power station. It has since been converted into office space and is the headquarters of for an international fashion brand. The Burnley Theatre, now transformed into a homewares shop, still has many interior has remaining. The Richmond Town Hall is a landmark building currently operated by the City of Yarra. It was built in the 1800's and then redecorated during the interwar years. The Town Hall can also provide you with a list of all heritage listed locations in Richmond and you can then spend the day driving from one location to the next in your car hire. It truly is a great way to understand the history of Richmond.
Located at 293 Swan Street is The Central Club Hotel. This lounge bar is known for its live music. Although tickets are needed for the shows, they will rarely reach a cost exceeding $10. It is a fun and inexpensive way to spend your evening while mingling with the locals. Mountain Goat Brewery is another great location to mingle with some locals and have a little fun. Although there is typically a line to get in, the Brewery itself was not crowded and very enjoyable. You can get a sampling of beers here and try everything from a regular Hightail Ale to a unique Black Pepperberry IPA.
If you are looking to do a little shopping and bring home some souviners to your loved ones at home then you will want to head to Bridge Road in Richmond. This is a renowned shopping strip with fashion stores, outlet stores, cafes and more. Parking for your Budget rental is available along the street. Just be careful to follow the road signs or you will end up with a hefty fee on top of what you just spent inside the shops.