Paddington Markets
Paddington Markets
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small artisan designers markets located around a church and primary school, featuring more than 200 stalls holders fully stocked with Australian-made goods, boutique home ware design, children’s wear, designer clothing, jewellery and accessories. Also exhibiting live acoustic music and an international food court, also featuring an in house Masseuse, children’s playground, children’s drawing stencils and chalk boards. OPEN every Saturday 10am-4pm.
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SGMomof3
Hawaii201 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
This Saturday market featured Local artisans that make everything from jewelry, leather goods, and clothing. There were an array of goods and food items. This was a casual and relaxing way to spend Saturday morning.
Written 29 October 2023
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Discover27452354041
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Aug. 2023 • Solo
I love Paddington Markets, we are so lucky to have them in our community. It can get awfully busy. Saturday is a special day.
Written 29 September 2023
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Bernhard Stauner
Adelaide, Australia41 contributions
Apr. 2023
A wide range of stalls, with a village atmosphere, take the 333 bus from Sydney to get to the markets if in CBD area.
Written 30 April 2023
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Yvonne
Hong Kong, China794 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Solo
It’s not a big market; it’s more like a neighbourhood market turns to tourist attraction. Most of the stalls are local produce, local designers’ crafts, and a few food & drinks booth for morning breakfast

If you want to experience, we can market, you might want to go to more than once to feel the differences of different markets
Written 21 January 2023
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Rohit G
Auckland Central, New Zealand344 contributions
Dec. 2022
As markets go, it was good. It had a varied range of clothes, crafts and food. The coffee was good. We had lunch at Himalayan Cuisine (Nepalese Food). It was tasty and I was allowed to mix and match. I had a chicken skewer (was not satay), samosa (pastry with potato and pea filling), split pea dahl and salad. My wife had a similar mixture. We enjoyed it. I was not happy to find fat attached to the chicken, I am not deducting points because maybe this is how the Nepalese prefer their chicken !!! It is definitely worth a visit, We paid $54 by uber from CBD. On the return trip, we realized that it was not that far and walked back to CDB, instead.
Written 10 December 2022
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Renuka R
Fiji117 contributions
Nov. 2022
We took a stroll through the landmark market and church. Nice things but over priced. Bought some LP’s there.
Written 22 November 2022
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JacquelineMa
Singapore, Singapore661 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Solo
Key word is small market. I went to the Rocks market and to be honest it felt quite similar. It took me half an hour bus ride to get here as compared to the Rocks market. If you want to visit a weekend market and don’t have much time to spend travelling and stay at in the Sydney CBD I think you can skip this.
Written 19 November 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,314 contributions
Apr. 2022
Weekend markets are a popular outing across Sydney. Paddington Markets is one of the very well-established, long-running markets so I was surprised that it was much smaller and quieter than I’d expected.
I think the market has had its ups and downs. The signs claim over 120 stalls but there was nowhere near this many. Perhaps many stall holders have not returned since the pandemic or perhaps a string of rainy weekends had put a lot of them off.
There was a fair mix of stalls. One stand-out was Ratatak Ceramics which had very striking handmade bowls and cups.
We browsed among the fresh fruit and veg, clothing, pottery, antique/bric-a-brac, art, jewellery, plants and flowers. Apart from clothing, there was mostly only one of each kind of stall which meant that it didn’t take long to cover the entire market.
There were quite a lot of gaps too.
I spotted a vinyl records stall but sadly, no book stall. Normally I’d expect to see a range of candles and soaps but they were missing. Nor was there anything much to interest kids, other than food and a playground.
Hot food and takeaway stalls were clustered in one central area. Although we were there between 2 - 2:30pm, there wasn’t a lot of choice (Italian, Turkish, Asian and gozleme stalls).
Overall, it was disappointingly small and there are many other bigger, more varied markets around Sydney. If you want to explore the Sydney market scene, I’d try elsewhere.
NOTE: A highlight was walking 5 minutes further down Oxford St and visiting the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, a surprising little park which has been created around the old 19th century reservoir ruins (see separate review).
Written 2 April 2022
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Francesco Alibrandi
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
Usually busy and a bit overpriced, sometimes you can get great deals specially on branded second hand clothes. You can reach it easily by bus
Written 26 June 2021
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Best Sydney P
Cecil Hills, Australia129 contributions
Apr. 2021
One of the oldest markets in Sydney selling arts, craft and fashion from local designers. You'll also find plants breads and pastries, coffee and a variety
of international foods. It is on the grounds of Historic Paddington Uniting Church and adjacent Paddington Public School. Toilets are on sight and there is a small childrens playground.
There is plenty of parking inside and around centennial park the closest point being about 5 minutes walk to the market. Check out our day. Best Sydney Parks
Written 30 April 2021
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