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Paddington is one of the suburbs in eastern Sydney, just three kilometres from the CBD. This inner city suburb is straddled by two local government areas, namely the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Woollahra, fondly referred to as ‘Paddo’.

Neighbouring suburbs include Darlinghurst, Rushcutters Bay, and Moore Park. Historically, the suburb was associated with people from the Cadigal community, who also belonged to the Dharug language group.

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Oxford Street, on which part of the suburb lies, was used as a walking track by Aborigines a few years before the arrival of the First Fleet.

One of the most exciting aspects of life in Paddington is that its commercial zones can be divided into several precincts. These include Paddington Markets, Oxford Street, Five Ways, and William Street. Paddington Markets is perhaps one of the suburb’s most famous landmarks.

Held every Saturday on location at the Paddington Uniting Church, the market was established to give the community a chance to shop for locally produced goods. Whenever you purchase anything at the market, you can contribute to the work of the Eddie Dixon Centre. You can find everything from jewellery to arts and crafts and even fashion items here.

On the other hand, Oxford Street is a popular destination for shoppers. The kilometre-long strip features many specialty stores and clothing boutiques, a cinema, bookstores, hair salons, and nail spas. Massage services are also available, the perfect way to unwind after a long shopping day.

Two prominent galleries worth checking out for art lovers are the Olsen Irwin Gallery and The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation. Nature lovers will enjoy spending time at the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, which have completely transformed this part of the suburb into a thriving green space for the public.

Other landmarks worth exploring include Victoria Barracks, Paddington Town Hall, the Paddington Reserve, and Allianz Stadium.

Paddington has so much to offer, so make plans to discover its hidden gems and natural beauty. Click on the link below to find quality accommodation in Paddington.

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