Martin Place

A sweeping vista of buildings in the High Victorian and Art Deco styles line Martin Place all the way to Macquarie Street. Chief among these notable buildings is the old GPO on the corner of Martin Place and George Street, which was designed by colonial architect James Barnet and has been gloriously transformed into the Westin Sydney, a five-star hotel with stunning interiors. The lower ground floor contains an up-market food hall along with a carefully preserved part of the old Tank Stream , which until recently was thought to be irretrievably lost below the streets of Sydney. Once a major source of water for the Eora people, it was also a deciding factor in the choice of Sydney Cove as a settlement site.

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