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.


A 20-minute walk from Mrs Banks Hotel, Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. The next race meetings on 2, 6, 9, 10, 20 March and 6, 13 & 20 April and 4 June 2019.


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 AFL, NRL, Super Rugby and A-League games.

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

2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Now in its 41st year the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will be held on 2 March. Almost 200 floats will make their way along Oxford Street in front of an estimated 300,000 people. Born from political unrest in 1978 the parade has grown into one of the biggest LGBTQI+ parades in the world. This year’s theme is “Fearless”!

Moonlight Theatre

Located at Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park. This Summer Season runs from 29 November to 31 March 2019. For your night under the stars, go to for program and ticket purchase.

Hidden Oasis off Oxford Street

Our neighbour! 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.