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Paddington Markets

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Address: 395 Oxford Street | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 93312923
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I went into this market expecting something akin to some of the worse stalls at Paddy's Market, eg: mass produced phone cases, tacky souvenirs, etc. Instead, Paddington markets are an oasis of creativity and individuality amongst a sea of disappointments. No two stalls were alike, and the food on offer was as varied as everything else. It was a joy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is one of the best outdoor community markets that I've been to anywhere. I always visit when I can visit Sydney over a Saturday. The main thing is that you get a sense of the community, people who are making things from Australia. Yes, there was a German guy selling trinkets from China (I bought a set of cufflinks)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

These markets are fantastic, full of unique and quirky items from local designers!!! The live music is great to listen to as you sit in the courtyard and have some lunch, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I loved this market so much I wished it were twice as big. Lots of handmade things, like jewelry, soaps, and other crafts. Prices seemed reasonable overall; I got a cocktail ring for $10. Also plenty of delicious food choices and coffee, although it's not easy to find a place to sit and eat. It's on the grounds of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the Paddington markets. Lots of lovely artisan stalls- jewellery, clothes, art work, leather bags, handmade soaps. The authentic food stalls are great- we had Himalayan, delicious :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

What fun, what a great feel, great selection of stalls. I liked it. Good food, quite good variety, a few clothes stalls were really expensive and not very 'market' level but the rest was great. Coming back again next week!

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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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