Glebe is an inner west suburb of Sydney, known for its old architectural houses and a number of various cafes, bars and posh restaurants. This suburb is a magnet to backpackers due to its proximity to Sydney CBD. Besides this, Glebe has a good reputation of being one of the most carefree and hospitable suburbs in the inner west, giving its visitors a more sense of satisfaction and relaxation as compared to other inner west suburbs.
It is a haven for architectural designs that dates back to the 19th century, which is exemplified by the renowned and heritage-listed Bellevue situated at Blackwattle Park. Another heritage-listed buildings are the St. John’s Anglican Church at Glebe Point Road, and the Glebe Court House at St. Johns Road, which were built in 1857 and 1889, respectively. The sandstone building of St. John’s Anglican Church houses a very unique organ, which is still in use at present. These structures are reminiscent of old European structural designs that have been preserved in decades.
Aside from long-standing buildings that have withstood the age of time, modern structural wonders designed by famed, contemporary architects can also be seen. Notable amongst this buildings is the modern edifice of the Glebe Telephone Exchange at the corner of Talfourd Street and St Johns Road.
Glebe is also popular to antique collectors and vintage fashion enthusiasts because of its famous Saturday market at the grounds of the Glebe Public School. Commonly known as the Glebe Markets, it is where contemporary meets the unique and the old, which caters to all ages and genders.