The Sydney CBD is surrounded by lively precincts where you can explore fashionable boutiques, bookshops, cafes, bars, restaurants and entertainment attractions.
To the east there is Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst. Each has their own style and personality. Paddington is sophisticated and stylish, Surry Hills, is more fun, laid back and Darlinghurst has the night life and bars.
Glebe, Newtown, Balmain and Leichhardt comprise the inner west with many second-hand shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, bookshops and design shops. Check out Glebe Point Road, King Street Newtown and Darling Street Balmain. And Norton Street Leichhardt has a wonderful collection of Italian restaurants and providores.
Markets appear in all areas especially on weekends, and provide an eclectic collection of goods, artisan products and produce along side vintage clothing and artworks.
The Vangard Restaurant, Newtown (Photo James Horan; Destination NSW)? Cafe, Petersham (Photo Emma Scott; Destination NSW)? Yoshi Jones Store, Newtown (Photo James Horan, Destination NSW)?? Balmain Markets (Photo 3 Stroke Photography; Destination NSW)?? Balmain Dining (Photo 3 Stroke Photography; Destination NSW)