- Melting pot of styles
- Inner west
- 20-minute train ride from Circular Quay
Why go there
In Newtown, you rub shoulders with a wide range of people, from students to famous artists. Specialised shops include vintage fashion and CD stores, bookshops, antique stores, hairdressing salons and delicatessens.
Colourful, unconventional and gay-friendly, Newtown promotes its strong arts culture with many theatre and music venues. It also boasts more than 100 restaurants and cafés offering a range of ethnic cuisines, most at reasonable prices.
Things to do
- Sip coffee from a café window seat and watch the colourful crowd.
- Idiosyncratic shops in Enmore Road and south King Street offer buttons, beads, tiles, tribal gifts, gothic garments and second-hand furniture.
- Enjoy live music at any of the hotels, clubs and cabaret spaces.
- Relax in the grounds of St Stephen’s Church with its historic cemetery.
- Thai, Vietnamese and Indian restaurants.
- New and second-hand book stores.
- Erskineville, with its rows of elegant Victorian terraces.
- A show at any of the area's independent theatre spaces.
- Feastability in September.
- Newtown Festival in November.