Leederville is a culinary and cultural melting pot brimming with cheap eats, cafes, fine dining restaurants and delicatessens, all blended with a lively bar and club scene and a string of hip fashion boutiques.

Sitting just three kilometres from Perth's central business district, Leederville's Oxford Street hub has a buzzy inner-city village vibe. A seven-minute ride by train or car from Perth will get you there, and if you're taking the cycle path, it's an easy 15-minute ride away.

Some of the icons of Leederville's cafe and bar scene today have been part of local life since the late 19th century, including the fully-revamped Leederville Hotel and the former Post Office building. Cross the street and you can catch a movie at the original 1920s theatre and outdoor picture gardens.

Sip coffee at a street-side table and do some people watching, or embark on a culinary tour of world cuisines. Head along to Newcastle Street on a Sunday morning and you'll also get to sample and buy some of the best fresh local produce and gourmet artisan goodies at the Leederville Farmers Market.

Accommodation-wise, your options in and around Leederville include backpackers and apartments.