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Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst

August 4, 2014 by David Herd

Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst may not be as well known as other Sydney icons, however it’s the area where I like to stay when I visit Sydney.

Town Hall Sydney

Town Hall SydneyIn fact this is not in any of those districts mentioned in the title, it is right in the city centre, Chinatown is 3 blocks further down George St.

Relax among the skyscrapers around Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst

Chinatown Hyde Park DarlinghurstWalking from Town Hall to Chinatown nestled among the tall buildings are many places where people can relax & eat lunch.

China Republic World Square Sydney

  China Republic World SquareUpmarket Chinese restaurant in the World Square.  

View from the Laughing Buddha bar.

  Chinatown Hyde Park DarlinghurstI would sit in this bar at happy hour and watch the passing parade before wandering down to Chinatown for dinner.  

The Laughing Buddha.

  Chinatown Hyde Park DarlinghurstFriendly little bar next to Chinatown on the corner of Liverpool & George St Sydney.  

Corner Campbell & George St Sydney.

Capital Square HotelCapital Square Hotel is in this building and is very good value, rooms are quite good and there is a Starbucks downstairs where you can access free wifi. The hotel charges an outrageous amount for their wifi.

Pensione hotel in George St.

Chinatown Hyde Park DarlinghurstPensione is another good value hotel with free wifi and a good bar on the ground floor. Rooms are rather small but the location is terrific, you walk out the back door and you are in Chinatown.

Railway Square in Sydney.

  Railway Square SydneyGeorge St beside Central Station.  

ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park

ANZAC War Memorial The ANZAC War Memorial, completed in 1934, is the main commemorative military monument of Sydney, Australia. It was designed by C. Bruce Dellit, with the exterior adorned with monumental figural reliefs and sculptures by Rayner Hoff.   

Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park

Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst

The memorial is located at the southern extremity of Hyde Park on the eastern edge of Sydney’s central business district, and it is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on Anzac Day, Armistice Day and other important occasions.  

Hyde Park Sydney


Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst

It certainly is a nice oasis in the heart of the city.

Hyde Park Sydney

Hyde Park Sydney

 A beautiful park to relax an eat lunch in the middle of the city.

Stanley St Darlinghurst.

  Stanley St DarlinghurstThere are many great little restaurants & pubs in Stanley St, and in fact all around Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst.

Bar Reggio Stanley St Darlinghurst.

Bar Reggio

This trendy bar restaurant has been a popular Sydney meeting place for many years.

Bar Reggio cnr Crown & Stanley St Darlinghurst.

  Bar Reggio DarlinghurstBar Reggio is very popular and usually packed for lunch on Fridays.  

My friends at Bar Reggio

  Bar Reggio Stanley St DarlinghurstKen Shelly & Justine and on the right is Richard, aka Mr Stingy. Sydney was my last stop on my seven super cities tour in March 2014.  

The Herd clan at Dixon st Chinatown

Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst

Sadly on January 5th 2016 we lost Michaels partner, our great Björn Lüders, we will miss him.

Chinatown duck

  Chinatown Hyde Park Darlinghurst

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