So much happens in Sydney it’s hard to keep up. In partnership with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, here’s our guide to exploring your city with the excitement of a tourist and the knowledge of a local.
Sydney never rests. While its attractions remain reliable – the bustling azure coastline, culture-packed fringes and internationally renown dining and bar scene – tracking the ebb and flow of each is a full-time affair.
But that also makes it ripe for re-exploration. Whether you’re an inquisitive regular to the inner-city or just looking for inspiration to have a local staycation, we highlight some of the most interesting new spots in and around our city .
Welcome to A New City Guide to Sydney
A new pub at the beach, a three-storey behemoth and a bistro with a new lease of life.
Spend time in a tiki bar with a Twin Peaks feel, and get around a big selection of natural wines.
An iconic photographer. antique shopping – but not as you know it – and a luxury cinema.
Palace Central Cinema
Out with sticky carpet and threadbare seats, in with leather reclining armchairs and a platter of mini choc tops. That’s the new look at Palace Central on Broadway in Chippendale. Come early to fully appreciate the new luxury: waiters will even bring a wine to you mid-movie if you so desire.
If you thought antiques were outdated and suitable only for classic homes, The Vault will make you think again. Started by partners Phoebe Nicol and Jeremy Bowker as an online store for architects, interior designers and other design aficionados, the duo has expanded their offering with a bricks-and-mortar shop in Rosebery that’s all about bringing antiques into the 21st century. The large store has two main rooms stocking everything from French and Italian furniture to contemporary Australian-made lighting, 1680s Spanish consoles and modern works of art.
Escape to a new interior of comfort and modernity right in the action.
A Weekend in Sydney
A city staycation to reignite your local sense of adventure.