The neighbourhoods of Redfern and Waterloo have come into vogue in recent years, with a string of hip small bars, acclaimed locally-run cafes and restaurants, and renowned antique stores and local galleries springing up along Regent, Redfern and Danks Streets, as well as in the surrounding laneways. Take a walk around this buzzing, up-and-coming neighbourhood and discover some of Sydney’s hidden gems.
Head to the Carriageworks arts precinct, just minutes’ walk from Redfern Station, for some fantastic Sydney events. Playing host to a multitude of music festivals, art exhibitions, and dynamic dance, theatre and performance works, this sympathetically-renovated railway shed is a truly breathtaking space, and a the ideal spot to get your arts and culture fix. It’s also home to the Carriageworks Markets, a local farmers’ market held each Saturday that boasts some of the region’s top local produce; a fantastic place to grab yourself something for breakfast or lunch.