With availability of buses and taxis at the door, all of Sydney’s premier attractions including the Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Chinatown, the Capitol Theatre, and Central Railway Station are just a few minutes away.
Within the local area of Glebe there are also many interesting things to see and do…
Fringed by Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays, Glebe was first settled in the late 1820s. Modern Glebe has retained many of the original grand Victorian homes, Federation houses and modest workers’ cottages. These contribute to the unique character of the suburb. As a peninsula community, Glebe has a village environment with which residents very strongly identify and which tourists very much enjoy.
Discover the local area. Stroll along the harbour’s edge, or wander along tree lined Glebe Point Road, marvelling at the federation architecture, and visiting the numerous cafes and restaurants, local art & craft galleries, antique stores, music stores, famous bookshops as well as the historic sandstone campus of Sydney University.
Local attractions within easy walking distance include:
THE GLEBE MARKETS – Stall-holders offer shoppers an eclectic range of alternative products, ethnic clothing and entertainment at weekends and public holidays.
BROADWAY SHOPPING CENTRE AND CINEMAS – the Hoyts cinemas at Broadway offers 12 screens. Upstairs you’ll find huge screens and enjoy digital sound while watching the latest blockbusters. Downstairs you can visit the great little Hollywood Bar and Cafe and catch the best new art house releases in the intimate cinema.
Included in Broadway’s 120 specialty stores, fashion has a particular emphasis, including Urban Edge, Cruise, Just Jeans, Portmans, Review, Tree of Life, Urban Equipment, Lin & Barrett and many more.
A visit to the 500 seat international food court “Stars on Broadway” is a must when visiting Broadway Shopping Centre. Here 15 delicious food stores provide a cornucopia of fantastic food for every taste.
SYDNEY FISH MARKET (SFM) – the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan, SFM auctions over 100 species daily. Sourcing product both nationally and internationally, SFM trades more than 15 million kg of seafood annually.
If you are looking for the ultimate seafood experience, combining a vibrant market atmosphere with Sydney’s lifestyle, there is only one place to be – Sydney Fish Market in Blackwattle Bay on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.
An authentic fishermen’s market, SFM incorporates a working fishing port, wholesale fish market, fresh food retail market, food and beverage outlets, a seafood cooking school and provides visitors with an entertaining and stimulating harbour side experience.
Back on Glebe Point Road…..
GLEEBOOKS is Australia’s favourite independent bookseller and has been for over 25 years. It has been “Australian Bookseller of the Year” in 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000.
THE INNER CITY CLAYWORKERS GALLERY – this is a vibrant and exciting experience, not only for its customers, but also for its members, who share the sense of ownership, pride, enjoyment and participation derived from a group venture. The gallery provides individual clay workers with, not only the opportunity to exhibit their work, and play a part in the decision making process inherent in running a commercial venture, but the same chance for interaction that the original group sought and which helped their work to flourish.
GLASS ARTISTS GALLERY – this is Sydney’s single source for functional and architectural glass art. You will find over 60 of the finest glass artist professionals nationwide.
CHINESE TEMPLE – hidden in the heart of Glebe among the Victorian terraces and architecturally imposing residences is the Sze Yup Chinese Temple. For 100 years the Sze Yup Temple in Edward Street has been a spiritual and cultural centre for the Chinese community in Sydney. One of only four temples of this type in Australia, it is protected by a Permanent Conservation Order.
VALHALLA CINEMA – the Valhalla Glebe screens a range of art house and current release movies in the lovely old 1937 art deco suburban cinema originally known as ‘The Astor’.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY – the university, founded in 1850, is Australia’s first university. Over the past 150 years, it has built an international reputation for its outstanding teaching and as a centre of research excellence.
GLEBE LIGHT RAIL SERVICE – the Metro Light Rail is Sydney’s newest transport system. It is the environmentally sound transport system of the future. Safe, efficient and quiet, Metro Light Rail transports passengers quickly to key destinations around the city and to Glebe and Lilyfield.
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE – for the best selection of architectural antiques, you cannot go past this wonderful shop located on trendy Glebe Point Road. Choose from leadlight windows, iron lace, fire grates and surrounds, lighting, garden artefacts and a range of Australian-made, reproduction fountains. This is serious restoration territory while the friendly staff will go out of their way to find the right element for the period under consideration. The constantly tinkling fountains are another bonus.
The above is just a sample of the many and varied things to do and see right here in Glebe. On arrival at the Haven Inn, please do not hesitate to enquire, regarding the many other items of interest throughout Glebe and Sydney