Paddington is a pretty residential area, which was restored in the 1960's after it had been reduced to slims after the Second World War. Now it is full of Victorian terraces worth a small fortune. Oxford Street runs through Paddington which is the main shopping and eating area, although it continues North towards Double Bay and Edgecliff.
Paddington also hosts a number of art galleries, which are worth a visit as well as a number of cinemas. The Chauvel, which is in the town hall, shows new fringe films and is well worth checking out.