Paddington (otherwise known as Paddo) is an energetic, alive and vibrant suburb. This hub of Sydney attracts those who love fashion and shopping, as well as eating fairly healthy food. Something would be wrong if you were bored here.
A wonderful French patisserie lives here
A couple of creative private colleges are making their mark in the area as well. Paddington is also within close proximity to the SCG.
What Paddington is known most for:
The Paddington Markets (otherwise known as the Paddington Bazaar)
Designer Clothes, especially on Glenmore Road. Think Camilla and Marc.
Laid back cafes during the week. Crowded brunch outlets on weekends.
Art and photography lovers
Great coffee pit stops
The Chauvel Cinema
A sushi train where you can actually chill out and relax
Some laid back pubs
An authentic French patisserie that has stood the test of time
Spirituality events such as Medicine Rhythm Presents Water, and The Future Sound of Yoga. These events are held in a Uniting Church too.
Fashion paradise on Glenmore Road
Who lives in Paddington:
Young single professionals who can afford to live here
Young and middle aged couples
Cat, art and fashion lovers.
The young at heart
The area is mainly occupied by terrace houses and apartments. New apartments reign on busy Moore Park Road, and the Paddington Reservoir is home to some popular new apartments along Oxford Street.
Vibe: Have an open mind, and have fun. Slow me down on the weekends though.
If Paddington was a food it would be: A beef stir fry.
If Paddington was a cartoon character it would be: Felix The Cat
If Paddington was a shoe it would be: Jimmy Choo
Parking: A challenge. Parking in the Centennial Parklands is manageable, and on some of the quiet streets.
Passionate photography. Love it.
Transport: Bus routes 333 and the 380 run along Oxford Street to Bondi Beach as you're heading towards Centennial Parklands, or to the city in the opposite direction.
The Paddington Inn
Distance from the CBD: 3km
Nearby areas: Darlinghurst, Woollahra, Surry Hills, Moore Park and Queens Park.