The inner-west Sydney suburb of Leichhardt was named after the Australian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. The fashionable suburb is full with luxury European retailers and stylish restaurants and cafes. Leichhardt is popular with students and young business people alike.
Leichhardt has a distinct Italian feel to it and the best olive oils, Italian salamis and olives can be brought at the Norton Street Markets. This street is home to a magnitude of Italian shops, restaurants and homeware stores. As a suburb it is the place to go for gelato and Italian pastry.
Leichhardt was one of the first suburbs to utilise outdoor areas for dining and is renowned for accommodating late meals.
Other attractions include the Palace Cinema, Aquatic Centre and the Italian Festa held at Norton Street usually during late March or early April. You can take bus numbers 436 or 440 from the city to reach Leichhardt.