Surry Hills Comes To Life

Surry Hills is an inclusive and celebratory social hub bar none, with iconic world-class events like the Mardi Gras on its doorstep, and centred among a vast selection of arts, wine and food events. 

Every single day, the Surry Hills landscape comes alive with businesses opening their shutters and greeting the new day. From coffee houses and delicious breakfasts through to the sparkling lights of inner-city nightlife, Surry Hills has an upscale social life. 

Rich with options for the arts aficionado, Surry Hills is host to many famed art galleries, including TAP Art Gallery, which is one of Australia’s best un-curated visual arts spaces, plus the m2 Gallery and Michael Reid Gallery Sydney. 

There are over 130 galleries scattered throughout the main roads and laneways in Surry Hills, ensuring the arts scene is alive with plenty of fresh new art shows and events. 

Inspired by this hub of creativity, new developments such as The Rathbone are designed to offer a sophisticated canvas to showcase artwork and personal taste. Here is a unique launching pad for high culture, fine cuisine and the effortlessly cool lifestyle that Surry Hills has to offer. 

When the clocks tick over and it’s time for a crisp cocktail or glass of vintage red, just a short trot from The Rathbone the doors open to upscale wine bars including Vasco, Trinity Bar, Bar Cleveland, The Whisky Room, Button Bar, Tokyo Bird, and The Winery. 

These glamorous wine bars live alongside more than a dozen boutique pubs and bistros, so whether you’re after a late night meal or a raucous group outing, you’re spoilt for choice. 

The day-to-day Surry Hills lifestyle is safe, inclusive and buzzes with eateries on every street and laneway. It’s also fair to say that Surry Hills also knows how to step out of its comfort zone and deliver on major events. 

The Surry Hills Festival has been lighting up this dynamic urban community every September for many years now and has evolved into a spectacular 11-day arts festival. 

Featuring films projected onto buildings, street art, pop-up installations, custom craft brews, and more, the heart of Surry Hills is transformed into a trail of discovery.  

Then, when it comes to truly switching on the lights of a city, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras truly delivers. 

Held in March every year, what started out as a protest march has become a world event that sees over 300,000 people gather in the heart of Sydney for parties, a parade, and a festival that celebrates the LGBTQI community. 

The design of each apartment at The Rathbone has been inspired by the culture, cuisine and style of the Surry Hills community. With big events, tiny galleries, bistros and bars all moments from home, here is a place to enjoy a lifestyle that is truly extraordinary.

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