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Things to do in Paddington

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Paddington. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Paddington attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Paddington to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Paddington.

  • Collette Dinnigan

    She began her career working in costumes for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, but in 1990, Collette started out on her own with a lingerie l... More
  • Kirrily Johnston

    Kirrily Johnston exemplifies the laid-back Down Under aesthetic with her earthy-urban, feminine clothes (think billowy red skirts with high cinched... More
  • Paddington Markets

    Every Saturday, Sydney’s fashionistas make a beeline for this sprawling collection of market stalls, known for showcasing the work of up-and-coming... More
  • Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

    Exhibiting edgy and often controversial Contemporary art is the mission of this Paddington gallery, which opened in 1982. In particular, Roslyn Oxl... More
  • Roy

  • Sass & Bide

    Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, the Aussie duo behind this young, hip women’s wear label, first made their name with jeans (in particular, t... More
  • Scanlan & Theodore

    Clean lines and simple designs layer on each other, forming the complex and feminine looks that are the hallmark of Scanlan & Theodore. This Paddin... More

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