Potts Point is a small suburb three kilometres from the Sydney CBD , and Kings Cross is the busy and colourful neighbourhood it shares with Elizabeth Bay. In the 1920s, theatres began to open in "The Cross", and its reputation grew as a favourite hangout for actors, artists and bohemians. Through the 70s, 80s and 90s it was a red-light district with an "anything goes" reputation. Now it’s a stylish inner-city suburb that can hold its own with the rest of Sydney for fine food, shopping and entertainment. A staggering amount of dining options await you, especially on the main precincts of Victoria Street, Challis Avenue and Darlinghurst Road. From fancy European cuisine to fresh seafood to al fresco cafes - If it’s edible, it’s here! You can also shop at fashionable boutique stores or check out unique museums and galleries like Alaska Projects, an art gallery tucked away in the basement of a car park.
Of course, if you want a wild night in the Cross, you can have that too. With over 300 bars and clubs to choose from, it’s the busiest place in Australia on a Saturday night. Whether it’s live music, stand-up comedy, sophisticated cocktail bars, retro wine establishments or thumping dance clubs with several party rooms you’re keen to visit, the Cross has everything you need to keep you on your feet until dawn.
Maybe you feel like taking it easy instead? Potts Point is well-known for its mansions and 1800s-style architecture, and taking a walk through its streets is a great way to unwind. Browse some local shops and then drop into a trendy cafe for a brew. History buffs can check out Elizabeth Bay House, a colonial home with 19th century furnishings that’s still in use today for wedding ceremonies, dinners and parties.
Potts Point and Kings Cross are close to Woolloomooloo and the Sydney CBD, so once you’re done seeing the lively culture and nightlife you can explore the rest of Sydney. There’s definitely a lot to see! Wot are you waiting for? Book your Kings Cross and Potts Point accommodation with us today!
Hotels in Kings Cross start at AU$48 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.