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Kings Park, Perth, WA. © Tourism WA

Perth's City Precincts

Discover Perth’s buzzing city precincts.

Beyond its tranquil river and spacious beaches, Perth has lively city precincts humming with great shopping, nightlife and dining.  Soak up business chic in Perth's city centre, browse boutiques along Leederville's stylish Oxford Street and catch live music in Mount Lawley. Discover hip bars and trendy eateries in Northbridge or visit the theatre along the leafy streets of Subiaco.  Clustered around the northern banks of the Swan River, these urban pockets are places to meet the locals and experience its vibrant culture.

Perth's compact city centre is a popular destination for people-watching, afterwork entertainment and shopping, King Street is lined with art galleries and elegant boutiques and eateries. For quality department and fashion chain stores, trawl the malls of nearby Murray and Hay streets. The heritage-listed Edwardian theatre on Hay Street stages a number of large-scale ballet, opera, theatre and orchestra productions. Enjoy a pre-theatre meal in the cafes and restaurants along the riverfront. Don't miss lively Friday evening in the city, when you can go late night shopping or join the local business people celebrating the end of their working week.

The Aviary Bar & Restaurant, King Street, Perth, WA. © Tourism Western Australia

The Aviary Bar & Restaurant, King Street, Perth, WA

There's nightlife every night of the week in Northbridge, which sits just behind the city centre. Between William, James, Aberdeen and Parker Streets you'll find a great assortment of clubs, pubs, bars, cafes, as well as an array of top-value restaurants. Hang out with backpackers in the hostels and budget-friendly party places, or immerse yourself in heritage and culture in the sprawling Perth Cultural Centre.

Not far away is Leederville, where students, families and professional types all hang out.  Enjoy a languid day shopping along funky Oxford Street. Leederville comes alive after dark, when Perth's party people spill between lively Irish pubs, hip underground clubs and late-night eateries.

You can catch some great live music in Mount Lawley, where the art-deco Astor Theatre has hosted many popular Australian musicians. The theatre sits on Beaufort Street, amidst a string of boutiques, delicatessens, bustling bars and pubs, restaurants and casual dining digs. Shop for home wares or a one-off fashion piece, check out the lovely federation and colonial buildings and relax in the small, manicured parks.

Kings Park and Botanical Garden, Perth, WA. © Tourism WA

Kings Park and Botanical Garden, Perth, WA

Head to Subiaco, where Benedictine monks from Subiaco in Italy settled in 1851. Today the area's heritage lives on in the decorative Italian architecture and leafy, lively town centre. Subiaco Museum exhibits memorabilia from the  monks and showcases local Aboriginal culture. Stroll along Rokeby Road and soak up the atmosphere in the various markets. Near Kings Park you can explore the picturesque riverside grounds of the University of Western Australia. See a performance at the Regal Theatre or Subiaco Arts Centre, swan around in the majestic lobby of the Subiaco Hotel, where Perth locals meet before hitting the sophisticated bar scene.

From culture to cocktails, Perth's compact, friendly and energetic city precincts have much to entice you.

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