Cosmopolitan Darlinghurst is the centre of Sydney's gay scene, home to Sydney Mardi Gras. Darlinghurst's main shopping strip is Oxford Street stretching from Hyde Park to South Dowling Street. Here you'll find everything from alternative clothing boutiques, late-night book shops and music stores to supermarkets,pubs, clubs and bars. It's also a great place for people-watching.
Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, is famous for its coffee and Italian-style cafes, but there are also some good Indian, Thai and other restaurants. Nearby Crown, Burton and Liverpool streets are packed with fashion boutiques, bookshops, art galleries, music shops, cafes and restaurants including Brett Whitely Studio and Object, Australia's centre for Design and Craft. On Saturdays you'll find superb organic produce at the Sydney Sustainable Markets at Taylor Square. At night Darlinghurst really comes alive with clubs, cocktail bars, live music and gay bars offering late night entertainment.