Marrickville

Creative arts emerge among this inner west neighborhood's steadfast hole-in-the-wall restaurants and wholesale bakeries.

Flavors from around the world sidle up alongside each other in Marrickville, an inner west Sydney suburb that recycles and upcycles. Nibble Vietnamese pork buns and sample sticky Baklava before heading to a late-night underground music venue that plays until one of Marrickville's churches open its doors the next morning. As cooly scrupulous cafes move in next to endearingly disheveled hole-in-the-wall eateries, Marrickville minds the gap between the new and the old—a dichotomy which only increases its appeal.

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On the Map

Marrickville is bordered by Lewisham, Wolli Creek, Hurlstone Park, Stanmore, Petersham, St Peters, Tempe/Sydenham, Dulwich Hill, Newtown/Enmore, and Earlwood

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

International Airport: 20 minutes by train
Central Station: 15 minutes by train
Opera House / Circular Quay: 20 minutes by train
Bondi Beach: 15 minutes by bus

Marrickville: Multicultural In Sydney's Inner West Suburbs

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Marrickville joins live-work spaces with lively work-play attitudes in Sydney's inner west suburbs.

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Terrace homes shield ground-floor shops from the sun in this down-to-earth neighborhood where industry, artistry, and practicality collide.

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Marrickville's diverse community supports local cafes and strong Asian and Greek flavors along its commercial thoroughfares.

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Its center plazas and main roads enliven during the weekends as locals run errands and hang out patio side and park side.

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Marrickville is one of the most multicultural suburbs of Sydney, just 15 minutes out of the city centre."

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Hosts Petersham cottage

Marrickville's Buzzing Cafe Culture

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Marrickville's cafe culture is as strong as the drip coffee it consumes.

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Locals are its coffee shops' most common patrons.

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As new spots brew, they support each addition.

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Marrickville is a fabulous area to walk to everything (restaurant heaven and cheap!). Sydney Uni and the many shops, restaurants, and bars on King St in Newtown are just minutes away."

Independent Venues, Artists, and Purveyors

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Artists and musicians tend to make Marrickville their home.

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Its invigorating combination of vaulted industrial space and diverse community members attracts expressionists to Sydney's inner suburb fringes.

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So does the annual Sydney Fringe Festival that it hosts.

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Grassroots movements and music continue to grow at venues like Factory Theatre and Addison Center.

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Coops, community centers, and cultural spaces continue to sprout in the neighborhood, too.

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Wholesome Diversion at Enmore Park

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Green relief takes the shape of Enmore Park along Addison Road.

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Pluckers, strollers, and pups take advantage of the neighborhood's open space.

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Diverse Houses of Worship

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Marrickville's myriad churches and temples reflect its multicultural roots.

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Greek Orthodox churches, Catholic churches, and Anglican houses of worship share the neighborhood.

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Marrickville: Many Architectural Styles

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Simple terrace homes, suburban bungalows, and surviving relics that hint at industry pervade Marrickville's modest streets.

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Photography

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

Carly Earl grew up in the bush before moving to Sydney to pursue photography. She is a photojournalist for News Ltd, shooting features and front covers for publications, but still finds time for a range of freelance projects. Carly has developed a natural style to her imagery that captures the essence of the subject in a unique way. She loved discovering a new side of Sydney while exploring her suburbs for Airbnb.

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