Sydney’s Majestic City Centre

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Sydney’s Majestic City Centre

Walking tour of the city centre’s shopping and business districts. Beginning at St James Station the tour weaves throughout the city streets and finishes in George Street.

Starting the tour

St James Station, city

Section 1:
Directions:

Turn right out of St James Station and you will see David Jones Department Stores to your left.

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David Jones Department Stores

Section 2:
Directions:

continue along passing The Old Supreme Court on your right (just before the King St x-road.) and The Former Sun Building futher down again on your right.

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Old Supreme Court…Former Sun Building…

Section 3:
Directions:

To the left after The Former Sun Building is Martin Place (pedestrian only access.) Along Martin Place you will encounter; Commonwealth Savings Bank, Mutual Life and Citizens’ Assurance Building, Commonwealth Trading Bank and Headquarters and The GPO (General Post Office.)

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Martin Place…Commonwealth Savings Bank…Mutual Life and Citizens’ Assurance Building…Commonwealth Trading Bank and Headquarters…GPO (General Post Office)

Section 4:
Directions:

Reaching the end of Martin Place turn right into George Street and then right again into the narrow lane, Angel Place where you will see The City Recital Hall, The Former Palings Warehouse and The Societe Generale House

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City Recital Hall…Former Palings Warehouse… The Societe Generale House

Section 5:
Directions:

Turning back around and to the top of Martin Place and George again you will see The Westpac Bank and (former) National Australia Bank opposite.

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Westpac Bank…(former) National Australia Bank

Section 6:
Directions:

Cross George St and up Barrack St (pedestrian access only.) Turn right into York St and you will find The AWA building on your left.

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AWA Building (miniature Eiffel Tower)

Section 7:
Directions:

Turn back around down York St passing Beard Watson Co on your left.

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Beard Watson Co.

Section 8:
Directions:

At the intersection with King Street turn right and you will see The Grace Hotel.

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The Grace Hotel

Section 9:
Directions:

Turn back in the other direction down King St to see Forbes Hotel on your right.

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Forbes Hotel

Section 10:
Directions:

Turn right into George St where The Darrell Lea Shop is on the corner followed by The Strand arcade to your left. Then, The Block (Dymocks Building) and Myer.

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…Darrell Lea Shop…Strand Arcade…The Block, Dymocks…Myer…

Section 11:
Directions:

Turn left onto Market St where Gowings is on the corner. Then The State Theatre to your right.

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Gowings…State Theatre…

Section 12:
Directions:

Turn left into Pitt St Mall if you feel like perusing the shops. Otherwise turn right into Pitt St and you will find City Tattersall’s Club on your right, and further down to the left is The Arthouse Hotel.

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City Tattersall’s Club…The Arthouse Hotel (former School of Arts)…

Section 13:
Directions:

Take the first right to Park St (where at the intersection across the road you will see Criterion Hotel.)

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Criterion Hotel

Section 14:
Directions:

Continue along Park St where you will see Sydney Town Hall to the left across the road.

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Sydney Town Hall

Section 15:
Directions:

Opposite Town Hall is the QVB another shopping precinct.

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QVB

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