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Paddington Markets

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Address: 395 Oxford Street | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

A large-scale arts-and-crafts market featuring more than 200 stalls of...

A large-scale arts-and-crafts market featuring more than 200 stalls of Australian-made goods. Open every Saturday starting at 10 a.m., Paddington also offers a showcase for up-and-coming Aussie designers.

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The Market is open every Saturday from 10am onwards and starts closing about 4pm. A great place to go if you like browsing around craft markets. There were lots of unique crafts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a fun place to visit between trips to the beach and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the shops. We bought a gorgeous pair of pink sapphire earrings, a lovely olde worlde warratah print and two unique Sydney tea towels and a latte. There were lots of unusual Sydney style nick-knacks and souvenirs. And there was... More 

Thank AppleEva
Port Elliot, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled by bus from the city to visit this most interesting of markets. So many great artisans selling their wares and an undercover coffee shop selling good coffee and interesting food. The egg and bacon bombs are beautiful.

Thank larraine2016
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A refreshing and unique market place. Many diverse stalls with unique flavours in foods and items for sale. Worth the wander.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Oxford Street Paddington is fabulous on Saturdays because of the historical markets which span over the school grounds of public school. The food stalls are brilliant. I had the bao bun with pork. There was entertainment and lots of people. Lots of handmade goods; vintage; crockery; leather; jewellery; clothes; records; plants; paintings.... it goes on and on it's exhausting. Allocate... More 

Thank spiceylulu
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

When it opened decades ago it was very funky and cutting edge but these days there are much better markets. Also parking is a complete nightmare.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Market is open every Saturday from 10am onwards and starts closing about 4pm. A great place to go if you like browsing around craft markets. There were lots of unique crafts on sale from jewellery, clothing and cakes etc. There is a small area of eateries which all looked very tasty. We chose the freshly cooked egg (to our... More 

Thank Loucha2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Omg, this market is amazing, it is huge so make sure you rest up day before to reserve all your energy. Lots of good cheap bargains, heaps of clothes, shoes, CDs, labels, dvds, lingerie, hats, jackets, makeup, sunglasses, all types of food, drinks, seafood, desserts, cakes, furniture, everything all at one place. I enjoyed this market and was happy at... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is said to be the oldest market in Sydney. It includes quite a variety of food stalls, jewellery, and clothes. It also has a number of stalls with different items such as paintings, minerals, sculptures and more. I went with my wife and kids and we all a pleasant time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This community market is open every Saturday from 10 am. There are many stalls, and the day I went it was so windy the sellers had trouble keeping their tents / umbrellas grounded. Expect to buy quality and unique items at Paddington Markets. The succulent aromas of cooking food can be had, also. I particularly liked the German Pretzel stall,... More 

Thank Kay P
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a great time mingling in the streets with locals buying food and tourists buying anything from jewelry to didgeridoos. It was our first day of a two week trip through Australia and I couldn't buy much because I would have had to schlep it through airports and hotels til I left. But I would definitely have lingered longer... More 

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Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
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