Rundle Street East

Rundle Street is a street in the East End of Adelaide, South Australia. It runs from Pulteney Street in the west to East Terrace, where it becomes Rundle Road (a separate Rundle Street continues from Rundle Road through Kent Town).  Its former western extent, which ran to King William Street, was closed in 1972 to form the pedestrian street of Rundle Mall. The street is in proximity to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Rymill Park, Hindmarsh Square and North Terrace.

The street was named after John Rundle, a director of the South Australia Company and member of the House of Commons, by the Street Naming Committee on 23 May 1837.  It was installed with the first electric street lighting in South Australia in 1895.

The street contains numerous cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, clubs and hotels. It is one of Adelaide’s most popular streets for cafés and fashion. Most of the street has a heritage façade, but has been redeveloped for modern use, with some buildings converted to residences, such as the East End Markets.

The street is two-lane with parking on both sides plus bicycle lanes.

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History

Rundle Street was one of the streets included in Colonel William Light’s Plan of the City of Adelaide. It runs east–west, connecting King William Street and East Terrace, and is divided mid way by Pulteney Street. The streets and squares in Light’s Plan were named on 23 May 1837 by a Street Naming Committee made up of Governor John Hindmarsh, Colonel Light and ten other prominent settlers.

Rundle Street East - 1913
Rundle Street East - 1913

Rundle Street was named after John Rundle, a director and financier of the South Australian Company. John Rundle was a successful businessman and a Whig politician in the British House of Commons.

Rundle Street East Today

Rundle Street East is the heartbeat of Adelaide’s ever popular cosmopolitan East End District.  Located between Frome Street and East Terrace, this vibrant and eclectic City boulevard lives and breathes historic charm with modern sophistication and amenity.

On your visit you will discover the very best in cutting-edge fashion stores and leading designer labels, funky gifts, home wares, jewellery, accessories and much, much more. In fact, the quality, variety and mix of fashion and specialty retail is second to none.

You will enjoy the best of the best in coffee, desserts, wine and international cuisine – a truly amazing blend. Come along and enjoy the many pubs and hotels, some of the oldest and grandest in Adelaide and catch a flick at one of the famous Palace Nova Cinemas, featuring all the latest film releases.

For the more adventurous and alternative, take a detour down the many wonderful laneways off Rundle Street, such as Ebenezer Place and Vardon Avenue, where you will discovery some of Adelaide’s grooviest little fashion stores and other quirky shops – all of which are proudly South Australian owned and operated.

Rundle Street East Austral Hotel 2016
Rundle Street East Austral Hotel 2016

Be tantalised all year round by some of Adelaide’s best known cafes, restaurants and wine bars, most of which offer outstanding outdoor alfresco dining, making this strip one of Adelaide’s favourite hot spots for locals and tourists alike.

Rundle Street East - Aug 2016
Austral Hotel Rundle Street East - Aug 2016

Rundle Street East is also the City’s hub for the numerous annual festivals, events, street parades and parties, including the Adelaide Fringe, the Adelaide Festival, Clipsal 500 V8 Car Race, Tour Down Under, East End Jazz Festival, several international Film festivals and much more.

The East End is situated amongst a number of Adelaide’s popular attractions, including the Botanical Gardens, The National Wine Centre, Rymill Park, Tandanya, Rundle Mall, and the many cultural highlights and heritage buildings along Adelaide’s Cultural Boulevard, North Terrace.

+ History

History

Rundle Street was one of the streets included in Colonel William Light’s Plan of the City of Adelaide. It runs east–west, connecting King William Street and East Terrace, and is divided mid way by Pulteney Street. The streets and squares in Light’s Plan were named on 23 May 1837 by a Street Naming Committee made up of Governor John Hindmarsh, Colonel Light and ten other prominent settlers.

Rundle Street East - 1913
Rundle Street East - 1913

Rundle Street was named after John Rundle, a director and financier of the South Australian Company. John Rundle was a successful businessman and a Whig politician in the British House of Commons.

+ Today

Rundle Street East Today

Rundle Street East is the heartbeat of Adelaide’s ever popular cosmopolitan East End District.  Located between Frome Street and East Terrace, this vibrant and eclectic City boulevard lives and breathes historic charm with modern sophistication and amenity.

On your visit you will discover the very best in cutting-edge fashion stores and leading designer labels, funky gifts, home wares, jewellery, accessories and much, much more. In fact, the quality, variety and mix of fashion and specialty retail is second to none.

You will enjoy the best of the best in coffee, desserts, wine and international cuisine – a truly amazing blend. Come along and enjoy the many pubs and hotels, some of the oldest and grandest in Adelaide and catch a flick at one of the famous Palace Nova Cinemas, featuring all the latest film releases.

For the more adventurous and alternative, take a detour down the many wonderful laneways off Rundle Street, such as Ebenezer Place and Vardon Avenue, where you will discovery some of Adelaide’s grooviest little fashion stores and other quirky shops – all of which are proudly South Australian owned and operated.

Rundle Street East Austral Hotel 2016
Rundle Street East Austral Hotel 2016

Be tantalised all year round by some of Adelaide’s best known cafes, restaurants and wine bars, most of which offer outstanding outdoor alfresco dining, making this strip one of Adelaide’s favourite hot spots for locals and tourists alike.

Rundle Street East - Aug 2016
Austral Hotel Rundle Street East - Aug 2016

Rundle Street East is also the City’s hub for the numerous annual festivals, events, street parades and parties, including the Adelaide Fringe, the Adelaide Festival, Clipsal 500 V8 Car Race, Tour Down Under, East End Jazz Festival, several international Film festivals and much more.

The East End is situated amongst a number of Adelaide’s popular attractions, including the Botanical Gardens, The National Wine Centre, Rymill Park, Tandanya, Rundle Mall, and the many cultural highlights and heritage buildings along Adelaide’s Cultural Boulevard, North Terrace.