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Paddington is a suburb of contrasts – cutting edge architecture blend in with old workers cottage colonials, modern fashion stores mix with second hand clothing and furniture shops, cafes next to high end restaurants. And who can look past the unique and sometimes downright quirky boutique shops, art galleries and specialty stores. A huge variety of retail therapy dots the main roads (terraces) that meanders through the suburb. Starting at the city end – Caxton Street turns into Given Terrace, which turns into Latrobe Terrace at a halfway point, and carries on westward taking you on a coffee lover, food or shoppingSunshine Coast Region Markets. Read more … » lovers adventure.

Paddington is the jewel in the Inner West of BrisbaneThe Whitlams with Symphonie Des Femmes. Read more … »‘s crown. It is about 2km from Brisbane’s CBD.  The blocks in this area tend to be small, with workers cottages and Queenslanders being the main styles of housing. In fact you are hard pressed to find a housing block larger than 405 square metres, and even harder pressed to get council approval to build anything outside ‘character residential’. It is not a suburb for the unfit bicycle owner as Paddington is one hell of a hilly suburb, with some of the steepest streets in Brisbane.


History Of Paddington


The suburb was originally settled by white people in the 1860s and was firstly called “Ti Tree Flats”. Prior to the white invasion, it was home to the Turrbal Aborigines who were forced into camps on a site that is now Armstrong Terrace, near the old tram depot on Enoggera Terrace.First land sales occured in 1859 and 1860 with the sale of fifty-five lots. The area was named after the borough in England named Paddington. The lower town-end of Paddington was used for gold mining, and the higher area’s of upper Paddington were used more for pasture, timber and gardens in the flatter areas.

Shopping And Dining In Paddington

Paddington is one of Brisbane’s most popular suburbs for eating out, boutique shopping and bars. One of Brisbane’s older suburbs, it’s close to the city and still boasts many beautiful old homes. It’s well worth spending a day, or even a weekend, strolling and exploring the length of Paddington and taking rest breaks at some of the ambient watering holes.

Paddington is peppered with an eclectic mix of specialty stores and award-winning restaurants and cafés, with the main shopping precinct running along Given and Latrobe terraces. Always a popular antique and second-hand shopping spot, Paddington delights with its quaint cottages-turned-irresistible store-fronts. Take your time browsing for quirky collectables, vintage and designer fashions, retro wares, home furnishing and artwork – among other finds. Vintage clothing, antique shops and boutiques make browsing and shopping in Paddington a great experience. You find things you never know you needed! For groceries and your day-to-day needs, head up to Latrobe Terrace where you’ll find Paddington Central or to the Bardon Markets on a Sunday morning. Some other great shops include:

BardonBardon Markets Brisbane. Read more … » (Rainworth) MarketsSunshine Coast Region Markets. Read more … » are new to the Paddington area, boasting fresh and high quality produce. These markets are fast gaining popularity and art and homewares stalls are popping up at a rapid pace.

Thousand Island Dressing 137 Latrobe Terrace (see image)

Biome Cnr Latrobe & Given Terrace

Cocoon Petite Living 2 Latrobe Terrace

Petrol 5 Latrobe Terrace

Nest Nappies 15 Latrobe Terrace

Wallflower Suite 209-211 Given Terrace


Don’t forget The Green Precinct in Paddington. There website says the Paddington Green Precinct is a popular destination for eco-friendly and organic shopping, living and learning. We are a group of small, independently owned businesses in Paddington, Brisbane, aiming to foster a greener, more sustainable economy and hoping to inspire people to reduce their ecological footprint.

Other shops include:- Katie Pye, Living Silk, Mary Rose, French & English, Retro Metro, Mood Paddington, Boudoir Chic, Paddington Antique Centre, Cocoon Petite Living, Kidzone, Little Workers, Wallflower Suite, Presents of Mind as well as many many more imaginative and unique boutiques.

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Paddington Shops

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