Fitzroy is about 2 km (1 mile) northeast of the city center. Its southern boundary is Victoria Parade. Its western boundary is Nicholson Street (which runs alongside Carlton Gardens) and the suburb of Carlton. The northern border is Alexandra Parade, and it is bordered in the east by Smith Street. The main thoroughfare of Brunswick Street, with its many bars, cafés, restaurants, and boutiques runs south to north from the city end. Gertrude Street (full of women's clothing boutiques, galleries, and trendy eateries) runs west to east and links Brunswick Street with Smith Street.