Kings Cross — The Bohemians Playground — History Tour

Kings Cross — The Bohemians Playground —  History Tour
From AUD $46.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Potts Point, NSW
  • Product code: Kingscross
Tour Taster:

Once a playground for bohemians, underworld figures & modernist architects in the early 20th century, this bustling pocket of Sydney became renowned as the 'Glittering Mile' — a red-light strip of neon fantasies, nightclubs, strip shows & 24 hour coffee bars, evolving over the 1960s & 70s.

Unpacking the notorious local personalities & the international stars who once visited 'The Cross' during its golden-era, your tour will also wind back the clock to reveal the harbour-side mansions & Victorian villas that proudly remain here despite furious heritage battles that once sought to tear them down.

With Australia's highest concentration of Art Deco architecture and a controversial history of lust, luxuriance & long-nights out, our historical exploration through Kings Cross & Potts Point will be a feast for the senses that discovers why and how this place gained its vibrant reputation.


Your Guide:
This tour is led by a heritage professional with extensive tour guiding experience and a knack for quality storytelling. Expect history with a sense of humour and the kind of juicy details that bring the past back to life.


The Walk will cover:

  • The 'Glittering Mile' of downtown Kings Cross. 
  • Razor Gang street battles.
  • Sly Grog stores & Bordellos of the 1920s.
  • Deluxe Art Deco Apartment Blocks. 
  • The foodies footpath of Llankelly Pl. 
  • The Metro Theatre & Roosevelt Bar. 
  • The Butler Stairs & historic Victoria St. 
  • Extravagant Terraces & 19th C. Villas. 
  • The Yellow House art factory. 
  • Hotel rooms of The Beatles & Stones. 
  • Covert CIA hide-outs. 
  • The old Bourbon & Beefsteak.
  • 1960s drag-show venues. 
  • Underbelly haunts & the red light 'strip'