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.