What you need to know…
Sydney’s City Fringe area spans the suburbs of East Sydney, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, through to Pyrmont, Ultimo, Chippendale, right over to the Inner West. As the name suggests, these suburbs sit outside the Sydney CBD 2000 postcode, each having their own unique and distinct communities.
East Sydney, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Chippendale are full of boutique stores, cafes, wine bars and restaurants, a creative industry mecca abuzz with the likes of architects, web and digital agencies, PR firms, and graphic designers just to name a few. Moving further along to Pyrmont, Ultimo and Chippendale, is where you find reworked industrial spaces and warehouses. The Inner West is full of beautiful terraces that have the inimitable Sydney look and feel to them.
From remodelled industrial spaces and warehouses to funky new developments, you’ll find whatever it is you need to start or grow your business in Sydney’s City Fringe areas!
Facilities in the area:
- Surry Hills – Bourke Street Bakery, The Winery, The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills Shopping Village on Cleveland Street and Surry Hills Library on Crown Street.
- Darlinghurst – Oxford Street, Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Theatre and Griffin Theatre.
- Pyrmont – Pirrama Park and Pyrmont Point Park. The Fish Market, along with restaurants such as Flying Fish and Seans Kitchen.
- Chippendale – University of Sydney and Art Galleries.
- Redfern and Waterloo – Redfern Station, Redfern Oval and many new and fashionable cafes and bars.
- Alexandria – Converted Warehouses, Industrial Estates and popular new eating spot The Grounds of Alexandria.
- Newtown and Enmore – Numerous Cafes and Restaurants plus Cinema in Newton and the Enmore Theatre
- Camperdown and Glebe – RPA Hospial and Sydney University.
- Innner West including Lewisham and Petersham – Inner West and South Train line.
Please note City of Sydney’s parking regulations:
Sydney’s transport is at its best in the Fringe areas; be sure to always have your OPAL card loaded and try to plan your journeys ahead!
To Do & See:
- Walk around Surry Hills Crown Street – full of boutique clothing stores, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
- Darlinghurst is home to many theatres, including the Stables and Darlinghurst Theatre. Here renowned Australian actors take to the stage each night.
- Newtown’s King Street is an eclectic mix of restaurants, cheap eats and pubs, where local families, young professionals and university students all come together.
- Visit the small galleries around Chippendale such as White Rabbit and Kaleidoscope Gallery.
- Carriageworks is the largest multi-arts centre in Sydney located in Redfern, with a range of contemporary dance, theatre, music and fashion events taking place.
- Alexandria has come along way from the days of warehouses and industrial estates – these have now been converted to accommodate furniture and design shops plus cafes and restaurants.
Contact information and useful links:
The City Fringe has a mix of buses/ trains and bike tracks that run throughout the areas which give residents and visitors many options to and from the Fringe suburbs.
Sydney Visitor Information Centre 106 George Street, Sydney NSW13 20 77
Sydney Trains & Buses Information Hotline - 24hours / 7 days131 500
OPAL Card Hotline for Information & Assistance - 24 hours / 7 days13 67 25
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