The capital city of Western Australia, Perth is one of the largest cities in the country. Located on the banks of River Swan the city was founded by the British in early 19th century and named after the city of Perth in Scotland. Prior to English settlers the area had been the home to indigenous Nyoongar people for thousands of years. Perth played a major role in the gold rush of the late 19th century and as a result the population and importance of the city grew. Today Perth is a modern metropolitan and is the commercial, educational and cultural hub of Western Australia.
His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth is one of the most culturally and historically important buildings in the city. This majestic theatre was constructed in 1904 by the architect William Wolfe and is a fine example of Edwardian architecture. The theatre was named after the then reigning monarch of Britain, King Edward VII. Today it is the home to Western Australian Ballet and Western Australian Opera companies who perform regularly. This historical theatre had been ‘twinned’ with the only other theatre with the same name in Aberdeen, Scotland. His Majesty’s Theatre is very much a part of Perth’s culture and history and is one of the last remaining theatres from the Edwardian era. It has been declared a state heritage site as well.
Perth is the home to some excellent seafood. Western Rock Lobster or Crayfish is a local delicacy which must be tried. There are certain streets in Perth which are lined with cafes door to door where you can have a quiet afternoon relaxing with a warm cup of coffee. If you wander close to the beach you can also find a number of cafes and restaurants offering mouth watering fish and chips. The city basically has a myriad of dining options for you to choose from depending on your taste and budget.
In Perth apartment accommodation can easily be found to suit your requirements. Perth serviced apartments will provide you with ideal accommodation whether you are a business traveller or a leisure traveller. Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth is one such option located in the central business district of the city where you can relax and explore Perth at your own pace.