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Kings Cross in a New Light

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Published December 27th 2015
Rediscover Kings Cross for food, shopping and things to do
Kings Cross is often labelled as Sydney's red light district, party location or drug destination. It is actually none of those labels in whole. Of course on a Friday and Saturday night the small village like area turns into party chaos but that is not all it is about. Since the introduction of lock out laws, the area has improved and it could be for the better and create opportunity for new growth.

During the day, walking around Kings Cross and through to Darlinghurst, Potts Point or Elizabeth Bay, the area feels like a village. So many small businesses, parks, young and old and families. Visiting Kings Cross is not about strolling the strip that is 400 metres long.

Coca-Cola billboard, Kings Cross, Sydney
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Getting around Kings Cross

Kings Cross has a train station which is convenient for the surrounding areas. Central, Town Hall and Bondi Junction stations are the main train hubs into Kings Cross. For more information about transportation services to Kings Cross visit Transport Sydney Trains. The best thing about getting around Kings Cross and surrounding areas is that you can do it all on foot.

Here are a few ideas for you to check out Kings Cross and surrounds:

Something to eat and do

1 Try sweet or savoury treats at Croissant D'Or, only a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross train station and then walk a little further down Macleay Street to find many cafes along the way, up side streets and lanes. I don't drink coffee, but I am told that Coffee, Tea & Me is a treat for coffee lovers

2 Elizabeth Bay is also a short distance from Kings Cross. Check out Beare Park which is tucked away on the water down a road among unit blocks. Bird & Bear Boathouse is great to enjoy a bite by the water. You won't even know how close you are to Kings Cross!

Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross, Sydney, Cafe
Photo credit: Bird and Bear Boathouse Facebook

3 Kings Cross farmers market works a treat for fresh produce, food and local finds

4 In the evening, check out the many bars and restaurants (don't be shy, there won't be hordes of drunk people!)

Popular places

1 Check out Fitzroy Gardens and the famous El Alamein Fountain. Near the fountain is a sign pointing in various directions to different cities around the world

El Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross, Sydney
Photo credit: Wikipedia El Alamein Fountain

2 About a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross, you will discover Rushcutters Bay. Amazing views of the Harbour Bridge can be found when you follow the shore line of Rushcutters Bay Park which will join onto Yarranabbe Park

3 Finally, don't forget the famous Coca-Cola billboard pitched up on the intersection of Darlinghurst Road and Victoria Street. It has been there since the 1970's. Although undergoing restoration it will be restored in 2016.

There is so much more to see and do, but I will leave this up to you for more discovery.
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