Top Choice Art in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst


Step into a world of mesmerising dots and swirls at this small gallery devoted to Aboriginal art. Artery's motto is 'ethical, contemporary, affordable', and while large canvases by more established artists cost in t…
Books in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst


Focusing on distinct pop-cultural streams, seemingly determined at random (but probably at the owner’s whim – very High Fidelity), this offbeat little store is well-stocked with glossy hardbacks (everything from roc…
Adult in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Sax Fetish

No, it’s not a bar for jazz obsessives, but rather a sexy, dark-hearted shop selling high-quality leather and rubber gear. All genders are catered for, and the ‘accessories’ range goes a little further than your sta…
Art in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Watters Gallery

Since 1964 this funky institution in the seamy lower reaches of Riley St has been pumping out quality. James Gleeson, Ken Whisson, Tony Tuckson and reformed rock-star Reg Mombassa are just a handful of the iconic Au…
Arts & Crafts in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst


This ample corner space is an innovative idea that lets local artisans and designers sell their products in a single space. There's an excellent range of everything from jewellery to candles to clothing; it's always…
Art in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Robin Gibson Gallery

Housed in a beautiful three-storey terrace behind a lush stand of palm trees, this long-established gallery represents a coterie of Australian artists, and also stages the occasional exhibition by international supe…
Books in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst


This well-loved bookstore has moved down the road from Paddington. It's an eclectic, savvy place that's particularly good on art and design and is also a fine spot to pick up an offbeat gift for someone.
Books in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Bookshop Darlinghurst

This outstanding bookshop specialises in gay and lesbian tomes, with everything from queer crime and lesbian fiction to glossy pictorials and porn. A diverting browse, to say the least.
Clothing in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Baby Likes to Pony

Stunning avant-garde lingerie, corsetry and accessories are on offer in this friendly store just off Oxford St where Darlinghurst blends into Paddington.
Clothing in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Route 66

The name says it all. This store has been around for decades, furnishing Sydney with new and pre-owned jeans, cowboy boots and other essential Americana.