Richmond is a suburb in Melbourne , 2 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. The suburb has been the subject of gentrification since the early 1990s and is now an eclectic mix of expensively converted warehouse residences, public housing high-rise flats and Victorian-era terrace houses, along with a lively retail sector and a shrinking industrial and manufacturing base.
The suburb is well known for its textile industry, in particular, popular factory outlets centred along Bridge Road.
Richmond was named after Richmond Hill, London, with its outlook of the river bend (Yarra), however the waterfront area was later named Cremorne. These are some of the landmarks of Richmond.
Richmond Town Hall
Victoria Street, to the north of the suburb, is popular for its Vietnamese food.
Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre
Bridge Road has many clothing factory outlets and is popular with tourists.
The Mountain View Hotel, formerly Ron Barassi's pub, 70 Bridge Road
Punt Road, one of the main thoroughfares into Melbourne. It is often clogged with traffic and runs alongside Punt Road Oval, home ground to the Richmond Football Club.
Swan Street has many entertainment venues with live music. They include:
The Corner Hotel, a bastion of live music in Melbourne.
The Swan. A pub on the corner of Church and Swan streets built in 1890. It often has live bands and is popular with the younger set.
The Rising Sun, which is located at the corner of Burnley and Swan streets.
The Great Britain Hotel, Church Street.
Dimmey's building on Swan Street, with its ornate clock tower.
Nine Network studios, under the callsign of GTV-9. With a large number of small homes in its narrow streets, Richmond has some of Melbourne's best examples of residential architecture from most periods.
Notable examples include The Malthouse, a landmark conversion of silos into apartments by award winning architect Nonda Katsalidis.