Taking on the same name as one of London's main thoroughfare and high-end shopping strips, Oxford Street, Paddington doesn't stray too far from its namesake.
With plenty of boutique stores running along the strip, it's home to some of Australia's top fashion designers including Akira Isogawa, Alannah Hill and Leona Edmiston. International brands such as Diesel, Ben Sherman and Ed Hardy can also be found along here.
On Saturdays, Oxford Street is buzzing with the Paddington Markets which has over 250 stalls selling a range of goods from handmade jewellery and fashion items to gifts and home wares.
Be inspired by the artistic nature of Oxford Street by dropping by the Australian Centre of Photography for awe inspiring photographs. Find out which artist may be the talk of the town in the next few years by heading to the galleries at the College of Fine Arts (also known as COFA).