National Art School
From 1841 to 1912 these sandstone buildings were Darlinghurst Gaol: writer Henry Lawson was incarcerated here several times for debt (he...
Over the course of 30 years and numerous facelifts, the main bar at the Oxford has remained the locus of beer-swilling gay blokedom,...
Christopher’s Cake Shop
At the Darlinghurst end of Bourke St there are some rare reminders of the neighbourhood’s once-prominent Greek community, such as...
cnr Oxford & Bourke Sts · interesting places nearby
Taylor Square information
You know it’s been a rough night if you wake up in Taylor Sq – a vaguely defined paved area straddling the gay hub of Oxford St. The stern Greek Revival Darlinghurst Courthouse (1842) watches the goings-on, no doubt disapprovingly.
Near the courthouse is a heritage-listed Edwardian underground toilet (closed), while on the Surry Hills side a sporadic fountain shoots enemas at unsuspecting passers-by. Continuing the theme are metre-high suppository-like sculptures, housing an outdoor gallery of sorts.