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Kings Cross

Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #179 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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London, United Kingdom
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821 reviews 821 reviews
487 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Kings Cross district is an old & historical neighbourhood in Sydney. It is now probably best known for it's nightlife. Adult entertainment abounds here - if that is your sort of thing. Worth a visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great food great service and a great price family run cafe if froth can't belive how quick the son cooks the food ,if you go to kings cross eat here

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Melbourne, Australia
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190 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kings Cross has had a mixed reputation since the 1970s when hard drugs and associated criminality became prevalent. For decades before that it (and adjoining East Sydney) were known for their pubs and alternative lifestyles and European eating places and brothels but the area was not so scary and seedy. That said, I stayed near the Cross (on the Darlinghurst... More 

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Pitea, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The train station is easy to find and are located in the centrum of Sydney. The train station is clean, and you can find a lots of arenas to buy food.

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The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Kings Cross has the reputation (and rightfully so) of having many bars and a lively nightlife. However, it's also close to trendy Potts Point and a good place to select a hotel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I enjoyed King Cross the two night spots I checked out were Oscar's where on Sundays they have $5.00 (AUS) cocktails and meh music. The place is nice and has a cool vibe and the drinks were pretty yummy too!! Another place I enjoyed was the Goldfish, the unisex bathroom was odd but all in all a fun time and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I remembered when somebody told me this before we went to Kings Cross : When in Sydney, visit the Cross, be sensible, but relax and enjoy what is one of Australia's special places - raunchy, exciting, beautiful people, very in your face and ultimately, just bloody good fun! Well we finally went there once on the day time (just because... More 

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Still a place to avoid even with the added security and police presence. Expensive and nothing spectacular, and far removed from days gone by; indeed it is a disappointment and quite sleazy in some areas.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Back in the 70s and 80s the scene was quieter, now the danger of getting seriously injured any night of the week is to high. The Sex area of Sydney is now dirty and nasty and recommended not to go there.

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Townsville, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

That's all it is. A mix of good and bad clubs and bars, you just need to go where to go. Not necessarily the best place to go for partying as it gets pricey quickly and the crowd and bouncers can get aggressive. Then again, its a nightclub district and that's what you come to expect.

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