Kings Cross is a melting pot of strip clubs, gangsters, streetwalkers and pimps, with cool bars, excellent restaurants and posh hotels. Kings Cross is an inner-city locality of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located approximately 2 kilometers east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Sydney. It is bounded by the suburbs of Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Darlinghurst. The Cross, as it’s known locally, has always maintained its risqué, ready-for-anything reputation, luring an intriguing mix of backpackers, sailors, down’n’outs, hip inner-city types and suburban party animals. There are many upscale and budget hotels in King Cross, however the Oaks Hyde Park Plaza is one of the best luxury Hotels in Sydney CBD. The Oaks Hyde Park Plaza is located on the fringes of Hyde Park, and offers fabulous views of the most famous and oldest Park in Sydney. This luxury hotel is ideal for both luxury and business travelers. Apartments at the hotel are tastefully decorated with elegant and chic furnishing. The apartments are spacious and has a fully-equipped kitchen, and a separate living, kitchen and a dining area.
Nightlife at King Cross Sydney swings from cozy wine bars like LL Wine and Dine to cocktail bar/clubs such as The Piano Room, 21 and Goldfish. For fine dining, guests can head down to Bays water Road to Concrete Blonde or Bistro Ortolon. Cheap eats run the gamut enjoy the quality, seasonal fare at Wilbur’s Place on Llankelly, or Mexican at Barrio Chino on the main strip along Bays water Road. The Cross was a bohemian area in the early 20th century, home to artists, musicians, poets and journalists. As alcohol prohibition came into force in the 1920s, sly grog bars that illegally sold alcohol became a major profit source for the unsavory characters of The Cross.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.