Fortitude Valley, affectionately known to the locals as simply ‘The Valley’, has had a long history as one the city’s most colourful neighbourhoods. Indeed today, amidst its thriving shops and restaurants, those with an eye for architecture will discover many of the 30 heritage listed sites that are testament to its role as an important gathering place for the denizens of a young and burgeoning Brisbane.
Fortitude Valley offers a mix of old world charm and modern-day architecture, with heritage listed properties standing alongside new contemporary structures. In the Fortitude Valley places likes James Street and the Emporium are packed with fashion, shoes and jewellery. The food is diverse, music scene is lively, and arts community vibrant. A trip to Brisbane is not complete without visiting places like Brunswick Mall and Brisbane Chinatown in Fortitude Valley. Fortitude Valley is also the home of many of Brisbane's live band venues such as the Tivoli and the Arena.