Sin and the City — Kings Cross vice & bohemia Walking History Tour

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9 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This History Tour has been curated by heritage professionals to uncover the notorious secrets, stories & scandals of Kings Cross — Sydney's historic red-light strip.

Once a bourgeois neighbourhood boasting harbour-side mansions & Victorian villas, this bustling pocket of Sydney was transformed by bohemia, entertainment & modernist architecture during the roaring 1920's Jazz Age. Amidst the sparkling lights of its inter-war years, The Cross also became riddled with backstreet bordellos, sly-grog stores, razor-wielding gangs, crime-lords (and ladies), murders, mysteries & martinis.

By the 1960s, the streets teamed with revellers visiting its red-light strip of neon fantasies, nightclubs & local eccentrics — dubbed in the media as 'Sin City'. Crime and corruption continued as new heavyweights such as The Boss of The Cross took the reigns, and by 1975 the neighbourhood was embroiled in one of Sydney's most scandalous cold-case murder mysteries.

Uncover this unique story in style!

What's Included

Special behind-the-scenes entrance into hidden clubs, restaurants and cocktails bars

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Kings Cross
Your guide will uncover the 'Golden Mile' strip and back streets of Kings Cross — a former red light district and entertainment mecca lined with nightclubs, strip clubs, theatres, flashing bill boards and quirky Art Deco architecture.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Potts Point Sunday Markets
Potts Point is the residential neighbourhood of Kings Cross, this tour will visit its eclectic mix of street markets and foodie alleys, Georgian Mansions, Victorian villas, Art deco apartments, Gothic convents, Harbour views, broad leafy avenues and artistic alley ways — while bringing to life the notorious tales of its historic residents and revellers.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Pallidan, 02-04-2022
We did this tour 2 April 2022. Max, the tour guide, was exceptional. The tour was over three hours and was extremely interesting, information very well presented and a truly great experience.
Highly recommended.
An Incredible Tour!
kategreen12018, 17-01-2022
For newcomers and locals alike, this is an incredibly interesting tour of Sydney's iconic suburb, Kings Cross. Max takes you on a truly engaging and scandalous social history tour of Kings Cross and its neighbouring suburbs. Max was an informative and very knowledgeable guide and historical story teller. A 'must do' in Sydney!
Awesome historical tour of Kings Cross
762amandat, 05-12-2020
We spent a fascinating couple of hours with Danica exploring the backstreets of Potts Point. As a local (along with an out of towner) there was history along with some really interesting stories we both learned. Danica was an engaging and passionate tour guide who was super knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and fun. Would highly recommend.
Great experience
journeywalks, 21-11-2020
The tour guide was very well informed and reminded me of many things I had forgotten. The tour was well planned, well executed and highly entertaining. Danica brought the characters of The Cross to life.
Fabulous Experience
jackiewE7604AS, 17-10-2020
I cannot recommend more highly this fabulous experience! Our terrific tour guide D, was passionate, knowledgable and a delight to be with. We will be back for more tours!

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