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Darlinghurst

Real Estate & Design in Darlinghurst – Darlinghurst is a densely-populated suburb with the majority of residents living in apartments or terraced houses

Things to do in Darlinghurst

The area’s main shopping strip is Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, stretching from Hyde Park to South Dowling Street. Here you’ll find everything from alternative clothing boutiques, late-night book shops & music stores to supermarkets, gourmet food stores, homeware outlets & gift shops. This happening street, alive day & night & the location of many pubs, clubs & bars, is also a great place for people watching! And if you are interested in purchasing artworks, there are several excellent galleries scattered throughout East Sydney

History of Darlinghurst

Named after NSW Governor Ralph Darling, cosmopolitan Darlinghurst, or ‘Darlo’, is the heart of Sydney’s gay scene & the home of the Mardi Gras. In the early days, however, Darlinghurst was more famous for its 1841 gaol, now the National Art School, & the Darlinghurst Court House, built in 1835. Nestled between William & Oxford Streets, tiny East Sydney was once a dairy farm & market garden. Nowadays this diverse Conservation Area is best known for its pubs, fantastic Stanley Street ‘Little Italy’ restaurants, & the Australian Museum

Landmark in Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst has two of Sydney’s museums: the Australian Museum (a natural history museum) & the Sydney Jewish Museum. The suburb also features St Vincent’s Hospital, & is associated with the Sacred Heart Hospice on Darlinghurst Rd, & the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The Darlinghurst Court House at Taylor Square is one of Sydney’s most historic buildings. It is adjacent to historic Darlinghurst Gaol, which is now the East Sydney campus of the National Art School formerly the Sydney Institute of Technology

Restaurants & Cafes in Darlinghurst

Oxford Street is known for its low-priced ethnic restaurants, including Thai, Indian & Spanish, or head to nearby Stanley & Crown Streets for a great selection of Italian cafes & restaurants, from basic to upmarket. Another good option is buzzing Victoria Street, Darlinghurst – this area is famous for its coffee & Italian-style cafes, but there are also some good Indian, Thai & other restaurants. And there are yet more places to eat on neighbouring Darlinghurst Road & Liverpool Street

Sports & Fitness in Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst is home to the Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre which provides world-class swimming, fitness, sporting & recreational facilities within a picturesque parkland setting

Transport in Darlinghurst

The easiest way to get to the Darlinghurst area is by public transport. You have the choice of going by train, bus or taxi. Or you can do a picturesque 20 minute daylight walk or cycle from Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD), through the Botanical Gardens & along the waterfront

Distance to the City from Darlinghurst

2.1Km & 4 minutes by Taxi