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 Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2019 will be held from 24th May until 15th June 2019. Sydney Harbour once again illuminated. Now in its 11th year it is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the southern hemisphere, lighting up Sydney from 6pm each night for 23 nights. Visit their website

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

At the Capitol Theatre, Haymarket in the City. 6 May to 7 July 2019. Experience the wonders of Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl’s great tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and MORE!

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.

The Circus is coming to town!

ZIRK, the first time this Russian circus has been to Australia. Regarded as the best of international circus. At The Showring, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from July 3. Just a 15 minute walk from Mrs Banks Hotel!