The rolling hills and jumble of timber-and-tin homes give Paddington the feel of a picturesque village nestled near the high-rises of the CBD.

Stretch your calves because this one’s going to be a workout. Climb steep hills to admire restored workers’ cottages and heritage façades. Pick up antiques and rare finds, as well as upmarket designer wares. Enjoy decadent cakes and pastries at the cosy cafés. As evening falls, bars and pubs open the doors for a night of music, dance and good times. Paddington is like a sweet slice of heart and soul just outside the city.