Streets full of dreams
Sprawling with unique cafes, pubs, (so many) Thai restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries, you’ll find King Street, Newtown is pulsating with nightlife and hungry crowds at the end of a trying week.
Scattered with murals, including an iconic Martin Luther King I Have A Dream meshed with the backdrop of the Aboriginal flag, this self-guided walk through King Street is one of Sydney’s greatest street art tours combined with the best parts of its historical self.
Newtown Town Hall
Not to be confused with Town Hall Hotel across the bustling intersection where it lies, Newtown Town Hall was originally the suburb’s controversial first school of arts. Lots of locals meet at the adjacent square, which serves as a busy marketplace on weekends.
An ever-changing local just like its inhabitants, this corner block has been home to a pub of sorts since the 1860’s. Trek up to the rooftop bar and enjoy a beer in the afternoon sun.
In one of the first of many sightings of a Belgian in Newtown, this striking Flemish-style building was built in 1888 and once housed a rollerskating rink, billiards room, movie theatre, boxing ring, and a hairdressing saloon over the course of its lifetime. Recently restored, it’s now home to stylish retail stores and cancer charity, CanTeen.
Sydney Culture Walks
- Barani Redfern
- Barani Sydney Cove / Warrane
- Centre Chinatown to Circular Quay
- Colony Customs House to Millers Point
- Eclectic Pyrmont to Glebe
- Gritty Newtown
- Hidden Sydney’s Little Laneways
- Homage Kings Cross to Hyde Park
- Modern Martin Place to Circular Quay
- Parade Oxford Street
- Passion Sydney’s wild side
- Port Pyrmont
- Remembrance WWI symbols and landmarks
- Sculpture City and Sculpture walk
- Skirting Sydney Hyde Park to Circular Quay
- Walk on Water Sydney’s water features