Annandale/Leichhardt

Laid-back and lovably quirky, Annandale and Leichhardt are inner-west Sydney suburbs with palpable charm.

Next to one another and sharing a feeling of community connectedness, Annandale and Leichhardt are long-standing suburbs that have settled into their inner-west Sydney niche. Annandale's leafy flora cascades over small cafes patronized by non-fat, half-caff latte drinkers while Leichhardt's reputation as the city's "Little Italy" draws crowds in the mood to twirl carbohydrates around their forks. Arthouses, bookshops, and ambling musicians along Booth and Norton streets complete Annandale and Leichhardt's irresistibly docile charm.

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On the Map

Annandale/Leichhardt is bordered by Forest Lodge, Lewisham, Summer Hill, Stanmore, Petersham, Camperdown, Glebe, Haberfield, and Lilyfield/Rozelle

International Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 10 minutes by cab or 15 minutes by bus
Opera House / Circular Quay: 25 minutes by bus
Bondi Beach: 45 minutes by bus

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Laid-Back Village Vibe In Sydney's Inner West

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Twirling pasta and twirling dancers converge in Annandale and Leichhardt, suburban inner-west areas with delectable Italian influence and an unpretentious atmosphere.

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Annandale and Leichhardt share an affinity for laid-back lifestyles where bike riding is common and taking it slow takes precedence.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt
Laube Annandale Leichhardt

Leichhardt is home to Sydney's "Little Italy."

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Annandale is home to one of the city's favorite music venues, The Annandale Hotel.

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Both Annandale and Leichhardt have a penchant for cafe culture.

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They have a penchant for neighborhood notice boards.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt
Laube Annandale Leichhardt

They have a penchant for on-the-street expression.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt

In Annandale and in Leichhardt, merchants and uniform-clad youngsters populate Norton and Johnston streets.

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Park spaces and memorials also populate the area.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt

Pioneers Memorial Park and Hawthorne Canal Reserve offer peaceful green escapes.

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Leichhardt combines a vibrant retail and residential life, thanks largely to the Italian community that is the suburb’s soul. There are countless cafes and restaurants to discover all within walking distance."

Heritage Homes and Repurposed Residences

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Annandale residents continue to renovate the area's Victorian era homes. Their efforts to preserve the area's architecture imbues its residential streets with bewitching charm.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt

The homes are called "Witches Houses" because their rooftops resemble peaked witches hats.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt
Laube Annandale Leichhardt

Annandale and Leichhardt are especially fond of repurposing old structures into new residences.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt

Fire stations and churches convert into modern family homes.

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Quiet Streets In Sydney’s Inner West

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Picturesque residential streets steal away from Annandale and Leichhardt's main roads.

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Laube Annandale Leichhardt

Geometric sign posts rise quietly from the ground beneath the shade of Annandale and Leichhardt's trees.

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One brick. Two brick. Red couch. Green leaf.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Wade Laube

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Wade Laube is a commercial photographer based in Sydney. He shoots for a variety of editorial and commercial clients, and has worked on assignment in numerous countries. His work has been exhibited nationally.