Glebe

Highlights

One of Sydney's oldest suburbs, Glebe was originally part of the 162-hectare Glebe Estate granted to the Anglican Church in 1790. Today, it's a vibrant inner-city suburb next to the prestigious University of Sydney. With wide, tree-lined streets and well-preserved colonial architecture, including more than 20 heritage-listed buildings, Glebe is a great place to explore on foot.

  • Foreshore Walk, Glebe
  • Tramsheds, Harold Park

About Glebe

Home to many academics and university students, and known for its vibrant village feel and characteristic architecture, Glebe is a wonderful place to explore 19th century terrace houses. The main thoroughfare, Glebe Point Road, is lined with cafes, bars, pubs, shops and restaurants.

Just 3km south-west of Sydney's city centre, Glebe is bordered by the University of Sydney to the south, Blackwattle Bay in Sydney Harbour to the north, Ultimo to the east and Annandale to the west. For spectacular harbour and city views, take the delightful Glebe Foreshore Walk.

Tramsheds, Harold Park

Glebe has plenty of places to eat and drink. The wonderfully restored heritage-listed Tramsheds Harold Park is home to a superb range of provedores, restaurants, bars and cafes. This former bustling tramway depot, built in 1904, is now filled with light and a great place to relax with a drink and a delicious meal. 

Visit the award-winning Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay for a waterside dining experience with exquisite seafood. Try the snapper pie with golden, flaky pastry. For classic cafe fare with a vegetarian twist, go to local favourite Badde Manors or La Banette for superb pastries and cakes. 

Blackwattle Bay, Glebe

Heritage pubs and small bars are plentiful in Glebe. Enjoy a pint at the historic English-style pub The Nag's Head, on St Johns Road. Stop in for a cocktail at the hip yet low-key Mr Falcon, or maybe grab some tapas and a glass of tempranillo at Different Drummer, both on Glebe Point Road.

For shopping, the Saturday Glebe Markets is popular with more than 200 stalls offering delicious multicultural food, vintage clothing, handmade jewellery and more. Book lovers will be delighted with Gleebooks for new releases, journals and arthouse and Sappho Books, Cafe and Wine Bar for second-hand finds.

Broadway, Sydney

If you're after a beautiful gift, visit the Glass Artists' Gallery on Glebe Point Road for exquisite works of glass. Housed in the old Grace Brothers building, a short walk from Glebe Point Road, is Broadway Shopping Centre, which has a cinema and more than 100 specialty stores. 

  • Glebe Markets

    Fashion and Shopping

    With an eclectic mix of shops, markets and specialty stores, browse for a perfect outfit or brilliant book in Glebe. At the bustling Glebe Markets on Saturdays you’ll find gorgeous clothing, handmade gifts and second-hand treasures.

  • Different Drummer, Glebe

    Food and Wine

    Discover Glebe's heritage pubs and enjoy a delicious range of restaurants, bars, and classic cafes. With a university next door, you'll find plenty of budget eats in Glebe, too. And enjoy great views and fresh seafood at the Boathouse.

  • Nicholson Museum, Glebe

    Art and Culture

    From glassworks to photography, Glebe is home to various art galleries. Sydney University's Nicholson Museum has Australia's largest public collection of archaeological artefacts. For stand-up comedy, visit the Harold Park Hotel.

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