Known for its heritage Victorian terraces with cast-iron lace detailing, Paddington is where you'll spot the latest trends in fashion, food and wine, and art.
Bustling Oxford Street is lined with fashion and shoe salons, as well as homeware stores, cafes and restaurants. Just up the road in upmarket Woollahra is Queen Street, known for stunning antique shops, art galleries and jewellery shops.
The Intersection, at the corner of Glenmore Road and Oxford Street, is home to a strip of great Australian fashion boutiques. Paddington Markets, held on Saturdays, are a Sydney institution with some of the city's top designers starting out here. There are also plenty of pubs offering great drinks and pub fare.