If you’re going to Sydney
and want to stay somewhere with boutique shopping and great food, come to Paddington! It’s only three kilometres from the CBD
, and with plenty of public transport around, Sydney’s most famous sights are easy to get to. One of the main streets here is Oxford Street, famous for upmarket shops and the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It leads into Darlinghurst
, a suburb packed with bars and nightclubs. Shopping, partying and the rest of Sydney’s amazing sights are all on your doorstep, and our Paddington hotels will help you strike just the right mix.
With heritage-listed Victorian buildings, Paddington combines an old-fashioned vibe with inner-city cool. Colourful terraced houses with cast-iron lace balconies share space with trees and lovely old churches.
With plenty of cafes nestled in the area, you won’t have to go far for a coffee or breakfast. The Intersection, also known as Five Ways, is one of Paddington’s most popular and charming shopping destinations. Sitting on the corner of Oxford Street and Glenmore Way, it focuses on local designers and boutiques you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll find exciting upcoming designers as well as several of the big names in Australian fashion, and then you can grab a coffee or head into a French or Thai restaurant. And the boutique shopping doesn’t end there. Lots of new designers get their start at Paddington Markets, which happens at Paddington Uniting Church on Oxford Street every Saturday and has over 150 stalls. With live music each week and new designers every month, it’s an ideal place to go for something different.
Art lover? You’ll love this place. Several small galleries in Paddington exist to showcase the work of local artists and photographers. If food is your passion, there are plenty of restaurants in the area worth checking out – but you’ll be happiest if you like Italian!
When it’s time for a drink, you can head to one of Paddington’s many corner pubs or simply walk a kilometre up the road to Darlinghurst, where you can party the night away with your choice of bars and clubs or opt for a more chilled evening seeing a Darlinghurst Theatre Company show at Eternity Playhouse.
Paddington’s location makes it a piece of cake to get a bus or a cab to the city and see the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Pitt Street Mall. So wot are you waiting for? Book your flights to Sydney now and enjoy the city from your Paddington accommodation.
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