Ultimo, Chippendale, Redfern and Surry Hills. These four suburbs are at the cultural heart of Sydney; they’re utterly inner-city, and far, far from the bustling ‘burbs where so many of us Sydneysiders live.
There’s a massive regeneration of these suburbs going on, with some really interesting buildings rearing high over the older streets and houses. An invitation to join Sydney Architecture Walks Four-Suburb Tour was accepted in an instant… it’s always good to escape the North Shore.
Central Station is where all four suburbs meet, and that’s where our walk starts.
Many thanks to Mercure Central who hosted this architecture tour of Central, showing a group of travel writers how this area has rejuvenated to become a centre for the arts, architecture… and energy! You can read my review of the Mercure Central here.
Read more about Sydney Architecture Walks here. I know NOTHING about architecture and learned heaps on this walk – most enjoyable. This would be a great gift for a Sydneysider or visitor to the city.
And another day… I shall be taking my copy of the free map Urbanwalkabout and exploring more of the fascinating streets, galleries, cafes and galleries of these four suburbs… wonder if my teens would enjoy that too?
Have you had a look around Central recently?
Do you know these suburbs well?