Glebe is a charming inner city suburb located three kilometres south-west of the Central Business District of Sydney, New South Wales. The city’s creative vibe, cafe culture and global eateries attract visitors from all over Sydney. From browsing vintage markets and bookstores, sipping espresso in pavement side cafes, to barbeques by the foreshore, Glebe has a laid-back lifestyle everyone will love.
The main hub of Glebe is around Glebe Point Road, as it’s a great place to begin exploring the vibrant suburb. The streets are filled with lively coffee shops, restaurants, independent stores and some of the best bookshops in the city. Glebe Markets are popular with locals and tourists and is the ideal place to shop for gifts and handmade crafts. Foodies will adore the countless dining opportunities in this suburb as it caters to all tastes and budgets. Visitors can sample delicious cuisine ranging from Thai and Nepalese to Indian, Lebanese and seafood. Some of the best walks and views of Sydney can be found in the Glebe foreshore parks. Jubilee Park is ideal for dog walking, playing cricket or hockey and contains a children’s playground. Bicentennial Park overlooking Rozelle Bay at Glebe Point, proffers grassy landscapes with incredible views of the Sydney skyline. Those who wish to stretch their legs or cycle along the water’s edge will prefer Blackwattle Bay Park. Historical structures pepper the foreshore, and there are several barbeque areas for al fresco dining.
Glebe is accessible less than 10 minutes by car from Sydney’s Central Station and 30 minutes for visitors preferring to walk. Buses operate from the city centre, stopping on and around Glebe Point Road. Sydney’s Light Rail Network also runs through the suburb. The L1 Dulwich Hill Line travels to the edge of Jubilee Park. Taxis are essential in some areas of Sydney. Uber, iHail, GoCatch and InGoGo are some of the main taxi services in the city.
The name Glebe comes from the land on which the area once stood. The land was originally owned by the Anglican Church and the area was called a “glebe”. The suburb is well known for its relaxed vibe, cafe culture, shopping and bayside views.