Kings Cross

A colourful inner city area, Kings Cross is home to cutting-edge theatre and comedy, hip bars and cafes, stylish restaurants, food markets and intriguing history. Two Sydney landmarks are in The Cross, the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Memorial Fountain and the giant neon-lit Coca-Cola billboard.

All the attractions in this entertainment precinct are near Kings Cross Station. The Griffin Theatre Co. performs at the intimate SBW Stables Theatre, where many famous actors have performed, including Cate Blanchett. Kings Cross Theatre puts on plays at the classic Kings Cross Hotel.

Kings Cross, Sydney

For great laughs try the Happy Endings Comedy Club, on the corner of Brougham and William streets. You can dance the night away at the Cali Club and the Flamingo Lounge, both in Bayswater Road.  Galleries in Kings Cross and nearby neighbourhoods hold regular exhibitions.

Discover the notorious history of The Cross on a guided walking tour. Sydney Urban Adventures offer the riveting Kings Cross Crime and Passion Tour, which explores the razor gangs of the 1920s. You can read a potted cultural history of the Cross in bronze plaques set in the footpath on Darlinghurst Road.

Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo

Complementing the thriving arts and cultural scene are innovative restaurants, such as ACME on Bayswater Road. You’ll find plenty more delectable experiences, including the Kings Cross food markets on Saturday, and great options in neighbouring Potts Point, Woolloomooloo and Darlinghurst.

Accommodation in the Cross caters to a range of budgets and preferences, from boutique holiday hotels and business hotels to serviced apartments for longer stays and budget-friendly options, including backpacker hostels in grand old terrace houses on Victoria Street.

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  1. Learn to make cocktails!

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Sunday 23 March 2025 , Darlinghurst

    Learn to make a variety of cocktails, with guidance from some of Sydney's best mixologists. Master the classics and try the exotics. Drink as you go and have a fantastic evening out that you won't forget, no matter how much you end up…

    20 Feb - 23 Mar
  2. Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Saturday 09 March 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a three-year nationally touring survey exhibition organised by Bundanon Trust, will premiere at National Art School Gallery, Sydney from 10 January until 9 March 2019 before touring regional institutions…

    20 Feb - 09 Mar
  3. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Starring Caroline O'Connor. A poignant and riotous musical comedy. Little Voice hides away in her bedroom surrounded by her late fathers’ precious record collection of the great 20th century divas. She escapes into the glamorous world…

    20 Feb - 24 Feb