From galleries and theatre to restaurants and markets, Chippendale is a hip inner Sydney neighbourhood. An easy walk from Central Station and Chinatown, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see, including the Kensington Street ‘eat street’ and the Seymour Centre’s exhilarating shows.
Stroll along the streets and admire colonial heritage, such as the old Kent Street Brewery and terrace houses, and the 21st century vertical garden at Central Park, a residential and shopping complex. The colourful are held on the Central Park green twice a month on a Sunday.
A creative hub, Chippendale is home to cutting-edge galleries and performance spaces. One of the main attractions is the White Rabbit Gallery, which displays contemporary Chinese art and has Teahouse. Inside the artist-run is an ever-changing space for emerging artists.
You can experience Japanese arts at the Japan Foundation Gallery, which showcases traditional and contemporary works on level 4 of Central Park. For performance arts, check out the events calendar for incredible plays, music and dance at the Seymour Centre, part of the University of Sydney.
Your tastebuds are in for a treat, too. Chippendale is a dining hotspot, with innovative chefs creating moreish dishes. You’ll find a delectable range of restaurants to suit various budgets. The award-winning Automata is in the beautifully restored Old Clare Hotel on flavoursome Kensington Street.