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 big event is on Australia Day – 26 January. Then 6 & 13 February, followed by The Star Chinese Festival of Racing on 16 February to celebrate Chinese New Year. Following, there are meetings on 2, 6 and 9 March and 6 & 13 April 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

New Year's Eve

Another year coming to an end, and nowhere in the world does a city celebrate like SYDNEY! Something different? An all ages vintage circus themed night of fun for friends & family, viewing fireworks from the lawns of the Royal Botanic Garden Gardens, Sydney Harbour Hoopla. From 6pm-1.30am you get exclusive access to Tarpeian Way; a picnic box, snacks, bottle of water; licensed bars; live DJ and dance floor and multiple entertainment options. Mrs Macquarie’s Road, Sydney. Further details:

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.