Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets at Haymarket is located just beside Chinatown’s main street Dixon Street, on the ground floor of the Market City Building. Paddy’s Markets is one of Sydney’s largest markets with a wide variety of goods ranging from fresh produce to souvenirs and cheap imported clothing and accessories.
Paddy’s Markets is a great place to get cheap souvenirs, clothes, imitation bags and gifts. You’ll get lost in the rows and rows of shops all selling similar stuff. In a way, this is similar to the Pasar Malam (or literally night market) we have in Singapore, but in an enclosed and air-conditioned place. As Paddy’s Market is popular with the tourists, remember to bargain with the storeowner to avoid getting ripped off. Nevertheless, it is an excellent one-stop centre to get all the souvenirs you need.
In addition to Paddy’s Market at its ground floor, levels 1 to 3 of Market City Building houses a supermarket, food court, restaurant, cafes and specialty shops. There are also established brand names such as Esprit, Cotton On, and Giordano where we found great bargains. It is excellent for those who prefer a good bargain without compromising on quality.
How to Get to Paddy’s Markets Sydney
By train: Catch the train to Town Hall or Central Stations. If you are staying like us at Mercure Sydney near Central Station, it’s only a five minute walk to Paddy’s!
By bus: The Sydney Explorer stops right outside the door.
By LightRail: Alight at Haymarket, right at the door of Paddy’s.
By car: Parking is available in Wilson Parking Station off Quay Street and in the Entertainment Centre
Paddy’s Markets Sydney
Corner Hay Street and Thomas Street,
Sydney NSW 2129,
Wednesday to Sunday, 9 – 5pm.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.