Things to do and see in Sydney’s Inner West

The Inner West has become one of the most popular places to live, work and play in all of Sydney. Rich in history, it consists of many ‘villages’, with their own distinctive culture and demographic.


The Inner West is a great place surrounded by precious waterways.
Photo Credit: Inner West Council

Approximately 4 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, Newtown, Enmore, Erskineville and Camperdown are renowned for their cosmopolitan community, bustling cafes, tempting restaurants and buzzing nightlife. 

Newtown is dominated by King Street, which is home to the longest and most complete Victorian shopping strip in Australia. Newtown Station is at the heart of the suburb and makes travelling to and from there a breeze. 

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Just around the corner is Erskineville, which enjoys a more laid back feel, while eclectic Enmore has fast become the place to discover new and exciting bars and restaurants. Camperdown is all about the university and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital that make up much of the area. It’s a quieter suburb which suits most students, yet a short walk leads you back to all the action in the surrounding suburbs.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Located a little further afield on the city fringe is Glebe. An historic suburb with its northern border on the harbour foreshore, it includes Broadway Shopping Centre which is a must see for fashion lovers, while Glebe Markets are great for picking up a bargain and a rare book. Jubilee Park is one of the best waterfront parks in the area, and Glebe Point Road has some of the best international cuisine and bars in town. 

Broadway Shopping Centre

With Sydney University, UTS, excellent local schools and public transport all just a short walk away from any of these beautiful areas, the Inner West is popular with students, backpackers, young families and city professionals who enjoy the diverse culture and convenient access to so many of the attractions in and around these much loved places.

Whether you like live music, attending a theatre show, enjoying a comedy night or discovering secret bars, the possibilities of having a great time are endless.

Attracting visitors and residents throughout Sydney and from all over the world, there is never a dull moment to be had.

TOP Things to do…

Enmore Theatre & Dendy Cinema  

See world class music bands and comedy or catch a show at the cinema

Restaurants & Eateries

Explore trendy cafes and cuisine from around the world 

Local Pubs & Breweries

Enjoy a brew with the locals and spend a day finding boutique breweries

Parks & Festivals

Relax and enjoy a picnic in the popular parks and attend local street festivals

Shopping

Buy something unique from the area’s huge choice of specialty shops

Art & Fashion

Instagram street art and murals in hidden laneways, and buy cheap clothes from second-hand stores

Health & Exercise

Find some Zen time or burn some calories in the many Yoga and fitness centres

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