Things to do in Paddington

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Paddington, Sydney

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  • SanjayPanjiyar
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India171 contributions
    Amazing experience, you beauty SCG. Visited the SCG during my recent Australia trip, what a feeling. Marvellous ground very well organised tour. The guide needs special attention, she was fabulous. It’s a must for any cricket lover .
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • harrodsfan
    Newport Beach, CA314 contributions
    This was a charming abet small market. I thought it would be a lot bigger. Easy to get to on the bus. A variety of booths from clothing to jewelry, to fruits and vegetables and a small but vibrant group of stalls with food to eat. I just thought it would be bigger. I did find a booth with knit clothing and ended up buying two knit dresses and a top and slacks. It was called Matea. The salesperson/designer was delightful and I have already worn two of the pieces. There is an online shop too.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Robert r
    Melbourne, Australia1,542 contributions
    Located in the inner Sydney suburb of Paddington accessible from Oxford street or Oatley street. A decommissioned reservoir early source of water supply for Sydney. Repurposed for park and garden.
    Popular location for wedding photos. Accessible by public transportation. Hidden gem for visitors.
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,380 contributions
    I did the tour today with the Corps of Guides at Victoria Barracks. An informative tour around the grounds and pointed out some historical parts not often seen. There are guns on display from the earliest dates of settlement after the First Fleet arrived. The well is an interesting part of the history, with the depth at roughly 60 feet. There are not many military establishments that have heritage listed graffiti.
    As previous posts have mentioned, tours are available, generally on a Thursday or a weekend. There are just some hoops to jump through.
    Written 10 February 2022
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  • Footprints703350
    Bondi Junction, Australia14 contributions
    Very interesting features. Large church and very easy to visit in Paddington, Sydney. Beautiful interior and surrounding grounds. Easy parking & close to all others places to visit.
    Written 27 November 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,729 contributions
    This stately church serves the Paddington neighborhood and is set in a square with some places around it for sitting.
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,509 contributions
    Most people will visit the grounds of this heritage-listed church on Saturdays when it hosts the Paddington Market. The market has been something of an institution here since 1973.
    Markets aside, the church is one of several well-preserved historic buildings along Oxford Street, Paddington.
    Nearby you’ll also find the Paddington Town Hall (1891), Victoria Barracks (1841 – 1848), Paddington General Post Office (1885) and the Reservoir Gardens (1866), all of which can be seen within a 10 minute walk.
    The Uniting Church was opened in 1877, replacing an earlier, smaller, weatherboard church. Built of finely dressed ashlar sandstone, with a slate roof, it was designed by Thomas Rowe in the Victorian Romanesque style.
    Rowe, started off as a gold-miner but found real success as an architect, becoming was one of the most successful architects in 19th century Sydney. He left his mark in grand buildings all over the city including the Great Synagogue, Prince of Wales Hospital, Newington College and Sydney Hospital.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,908 contributions
    Now part of the Woollahra Council, the old Paddington Town Hall is a library.It was built between 1890 and 1891 and is a good example of Victoria architecture.The clock tower arrived in 1905, It has a distinctive presence on Oxford Street and worth a look even if you are not considering reading a book .
    Written 6 September 2019
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  • robert v
    Greater Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    Went here this evening tonight with my 11 year old son, I ordered the 300 gram steak with chips salad and sauce for just $20(Tuesday special), and my son had the beef burger, which he was very happy with, and I just thought to myself that we had a very decent meal for cheap, yes I will be going back, and also there is a special every week night, Imperial Hotel I will see you soon, thank you.
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,729 contributions
    Very old school, has not been modernized with fancy seats. The main theater, number one, is big enough to have good sound. They show good films here.
    Written 6 April 2019
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  • Bec F
    Sydney, Australia11 contributions
    There is NO other shoe boutique in Sydney like this store! My favourite are the Chie Mihara's - very retro but the craftsmanship is outstanding. I've bought 3 pairs from this lovely store. And forget snobby sale assistants; this is a husband and wife team who are just so lovely.
    love love love this amazing shop!!!
    Written 19 October 2014
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