|There are no waterfront mansions,
no spectacular parks and parking is sometimes difficult, so what makes
Surry Hills one of the most exclusive suburbs in Sydney? Attitude!
Surry Hills is a Bohemian mix of creativity and impeccable style. This makes Surry Hills a fascinating place to live in.
Surry Hills sense of style is enhanced by the large established shady
street trees so you can keep your cool as you wander the rolling streets
from chic boutiques to cafes on a Sunday afternoon. You might want to
wander up Devonshire Street, Cooper and Foveaux Streets or meander up
Oxford, Crown or Bourke Streets.
Council of NSW
Chemists (After Hours)
Bars & Entertainment
On the first Saturday of the month, don’t miss the eclectic Surry Hills Market at Crown Street’s Shannon Reserve, where you can score second hand Dean Martin Albums, last years Sass & Bide jeans and kitsch Australiana nic nacs. Anyone for a kangaroo salt and pepper set?
A history of crime and sleaze is what turned Surry Hills into one of the most colourful suburbs in Australia. In the late 1800’s the area was a haven for criminals, boasting 200 rough-as-guts pubs. Campbell Street was well known as South Sydney Hell. Around Commonwealth Street where the ragtrade industry is now based, were the Chinese opium and gambling dens and the brothels too.
In the 1960’s Surry Hills became Sydney’s answer to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury area with hippies, artists and uni students shacking up in derelict four storey terraces. One of those was the late Brett Whiteley who became one of Australia’s most significant artists. His intimate studio at 2 Raper Street is open on weekends where you can see current exhibitions and his private workspace with unfinished paintings.
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Casual eateries abound with Lemon (Crown Street); the new Fifi’s (cnr Foveaux and Crown Streets); Vesbar (Crown Street) Foodgame (Campbell Street). In Bourke Street keep a look out for the latest new things to open in the new St Margaret’s Village redevelopment.
If you’re looking for a flashy drinking hole that also provides equally flash food, try the Dolphin Hotel; the Clock Hotel: the Whitehorse: or the Trinity Bar (all along Crown Street between Albion & Devonshire Streets). On Devonshire there is Mohr Fish; Mohr and Mohr and the O-Bar.
With so many cafes, bars and restaurants all within stumbling distance of Chelsea Court you cannot only forget the parking hassles, you can save a fortune on cabs too!
Stay tuned for more info on the latest additions to the Surry Hills shopping experience.
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