One of Glebe’s main attractions is its village charm. This is one of the oldest areas in Sydney, with more than 20 heritage-listed buildings and rows of 19th century terrace houses. Delight in exploring its colonial architecture and enjoy the atmosphere of the lively weekend markets.
Things to do
Glebe Markets, held every Saturday at Glebe Public School, attracts Sydneysiders far and wide. Rummage through second hand stalls and unearth a bargain. Gleebooks, also on Glebe Point Road, is an institution that hosts regular author talks, check out the events calendar to see what’s coming up, plus other festivals and fairs.
The Glebe Foreshore Walk from Bicentennial Park to Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Market is one of the main attractions of this vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhood, with spectacular vistas and 27 hectares of open space. Reward yourself for the walk with lunch at the acclaimed Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay overlooking the water.
Stroll to the Nicholson Museum, part of the University of Sydney, and discover Australia’s biggest public collection of archaeological treasures. There are more than 30,000 artefacts and as Australia’s first university museum it has everything from Egyptian mummies to Greek vases.
Eat and drink
Heritage pubs and small bars are plentiful in Glebe. Sip a pint in the English-style Nag’s Head Hotel, visit the art deco Friend in Hand and say hi to its resident cockatoo George, enjoy comedy at the Harold Park Hotel and flex your general knowledge with trivia at The Toxteth or The Glebe Hotel.
Glebe Point Road is lined with cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. Different Drummer is great for cocktails, Little Guy for craft beer and peruse books while drinking at Sappho Books, Cafe and Wine Bar. See a flamenco show over dinner at Spanish Tapas, enjoy Lebanese cuisine at Thievery and turn up the heat at Spicy Sichuan.
The lovingly restored Tramsheds Harold Park is the latest food precinct in the area. This delicious destination in the former Rozelle Tram Depot once housed 200 trams, today it’s home to 11 restaurants plus a supermarket and gym that services the local community.
Southern Glebe Point Road, near the university, is a short walk or bus ride from Central Station. Alternatively, take the light rail from Central Station or Darling Harbour and alight at Jubilee Station for Tramsheds.