The precinct provides a fascinating haven for the great diversity of its inhabitants: from young families to academics, professionals, students and retailers to restauranters, digital media supremos to punks, poets and artists, all alongside its original post war European immigrants.
The precinct’s spirit of acceptance and tolerance has produced a unique culture in Sydney and created a diverse street life of these myriad cultures. This unique atmosphere has become a magnet for visitors, tourists and other Sydney-siders.
The Newtown Precinct is centred on famous King Street, part of a thoroughfare which stretches from Broadway to St Peters. This streetscape, listed on the Register of the National Estate is Sydney’s largest and best example of 19th century commercial street architecture and includes a vast array of styles from high Victorian gothic, Queen Anne revival and Italianate. This colonnade of buildings now houses Newtown’s restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, retail stores, book shops, fashion designers and food shops.
Come and explore our Precinct; learn why we love it. Discover our Retail Neighbourhoods and Creative Quarters, our Pocket Precincts, Parks and Playgrounds. Enjoy the most eclectic and unique entertainment, shopping, eating, drinking and creative expression in Sydney.