Bligh Place leads north from Flinders Lane between Elizabeth and Queen streets, opposite Victoria University's Flinders Lane campus and the Mill Place arcade. It was probably named for merchants Bligh & Harbottle, who operated from a warehouse in Flinders Lane in the nineteenth century. In 1920, Bligh Place contained the warehouses of several wool merchants, and a store belonging to Beauchamp Brothers. In 2008 the balconies of apartments overlook Bligh Place, which despite its desolate appearance boasts several tiny sushi shops and a Japanese-inspired bar. The laneway is a dead-end with no vehicular access, but thanks to the custom of university students, enjoys active frontage.