Paddington Markets

Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine. Started as a market to encourage local fashion designers craftspeople, jewellery makers and artists, the market has over 150 unique stalls. Just a 5 minute walk Mrs Banks, a highlight for locals as well as tourists.


A pleasant 20-minute walk from Mrs Banks Hotel, Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. The first race held at Randwick was in 1833. Race meetings are held regularly at Randwick. For the next and future events, see


Just a 7-minute walk from Mrs Banks Hotel, no other space boasts a larger line-up of sporting and entertainment events than the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust venues. Check out the scheduled matches for Test Cricket, One-Day Cricket, T20 Cricket, AFL, NRL, Super Rugby and A-League games as well as concerts.

The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Just a 15-minute walk from Mrs Banks Hotel is the twice weekly Cambridge Markets, Fratelli Fresh, Hoyts cinemas, many eating venues . Close by is The Hordern Pavilion which hosts many popular gigs. Check these out at

Paddington Town Hall

The Paddington Town Hall is a heritage-listed former town hall located just 2 minutes from Mrs Banks Boutique Hotel, in Oxford Street. The foundation stone was laid in 1890 by Sir Henry Parkes who is known as the Father of Federation. The building remains a distinctive example of Victorian architecture. Today the building is a setting for a wide variety of events. It is especially exciting for our guests who love to shop as the building hosts regular sales events by various companies, fashion designers or groups of labels.

The Capitol Theatre

The beautiful heritage-listed historic theatre is host to world class musicals, theatre and ballet. The theatre is in Campbell Street, Haymarket (city).

Hidden Oasis on Oxford Street

The Paddington Reservoir Gardens, located on the corner of Oatley Road & Oxford Street, 100 metres from Mrs Banks Hotel. A true oasis with interesting history. The site was part of the original water supply to a young Sydney from 1866. Now restored and beautifully landscaped, the gardens are free and open to the public. 251-255 Oxford Street.

Bondi Beach

A visit to Bondi is a must! Explore the beach, visit Bondi Junction, learn to surf, do the Bondi to Coogee walk. There is a regular bus service (Circular Quay to Bondi Beach) which passes by Mrs Banks Hotel on Oxford Street.