This exclusive neighbourhood; turned bohemian hub; turned entertainment mecca; turned underworld playground — has earned itself every reputation in the book over the last two centuries.
From its bourgeois beginnings, The Cross soon became infamous for its wild nights & neon lights — evolving into a strip where murders & martinis often came hand in hand; much to the profit of its local Crime-Lords & Ladies. A place that Sydney grew to bear “with a mixture of disapproval and delight” (The Glittering Mile, 1964).
Delving into the local stories, structures & somebodies of The Cross, this tour will unpack the unique blend of sin, sophistication, creativity & crime that have marked its many years in the spotlight!
WHEN : 2:30 pm Fridays + 11:00 am Saturdays (Spring Schedule)
COST: $46 per person — Discount available for Sydney Lodges hotels guests
WHAT: 2.5 hr small group walking tour (max 10 guests) with a delicious drink included at our final spot.
WHERE: Meeting in the lobby of Springfield Lodge (see exact location on map below) we’ll then explore the back-streets, premier views and broad leafy avenues of Kings Cross & Potts Point.
WHO: You are in good hands — this tour has been crafted by heritage professionals who have a passion for local history and a knack for great storytelling.
WHY: To bring the eclectic sights and stories of this fascinating neighbourhood back to life and ensure that this unique pocket of Sydney’s heritage keeps on shining!
Springfield Lodge, 9 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point NSW (see picture and map below)
Meet your guide inside the Springfield Lodge lobby or check in with hotel staff at the front desk upon arrival