Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

 

One of Brisbane’s busiest and most popular streets is the Ann Street which is located within Brisbane’s fashion hub, the Fortitude Valley. Famous for a number of important landmarks, unique and fashionable boutiques, shopping centers and hotels, the street has a perfect mix

of historical and modern places to visit in Brisbane.

The Central Railway Station, the central railway station of Queensland

Rail City train network is situated in Ann Street. Opposite the Central Railway Station is the ANZAC Square, the state memorial dedicated to participants of the overseas armed service. It houses The Shrine of Remembrance, with its Eternal Flame, a Greek- inspired war memorial which commemorates the death of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs). Within the Shrine of Remembrance, lies the World War II Shrine of Memories wherein souvenirs from World War II like Honor Rolls, Unit Plaques, and mosaic made of glass-enamels and soils from World War II cemeteries can be seen.

 

ann street, fortitude valley, brisbane

Adjacent to the Anzac Square is a shopping center, known as the ANZAC Square Arcade. It contains specialty shops, beauty salon, gift

shops, food courts, dental clinic and newsagent. Aside from the ANZAC Square, another memorial center lies within Ann Street.

The Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Center is a memorial center dedicated to the heroes of World War 1 and serves as the headquarters

for the craft of Queensland. One of the largest pipe organs in Australia and a library with books on freemasonry can be found in this memorial

center.

Between the corners of Ann Street and Adelaide Street stands the Brisbane City Hall, which is the main office of Brisbane’s City Council and a popular venue for special events like wedding, graduation and corporate meetings. It is adjacent to the King George Square, a famous venue where most public events are held. There are also places of worship standing along Ann Street such as the St. John’ s Cathedral and Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church.

St. John’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral with a 19th century Gothic-revival style of architecture. It was built for more than 100 years and still

under construction until today. The Deanery, formerly known as the Adelaide House and used to be the office of the Governor of Queensland, serves

as the deanery of this cathedral. Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church, on the other hand, is a Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Ann Street and

Creek Street with a Romanesque architecture.

Not only historical landmarks but also some of the country’s best boutiques and shopping centers are located in Ann Street.

The Blonde Venus and its sister store The Outpost and the Ultra Suite are all must – see boutiques on Ann Street offering the most innovative,

fashionable and impressive lines of clothing. The Emporium, one of Brisbane’s famous luxuries shopping precinct and comprised of 232 apartments

and more than 30 specialty shops can also be found in Ann Street. More than just a simple street, Ann Street is an avenue to know more about Brisbane. So discover Brisbane as you stroll along this classic yet contemporary street at the northern end of the city’s central business district.