Found off Darlinghurst Road in Kings Cross, this laneway is one for the history buffs. This laneway has been home to fruit shops, delicatessens, bakeries owned by European migrants, as well as theatres and nightclubs that the area has been renowned for in recent years. It also was the site for Sydney’s first 24-hour restaurant aptly named Hasty Tasty, a diner which was said to be popular with American servicemen during WWII. If it was a commercial hub back then, it is now a slightly quieter version of its past, with just a couple of businesses and cafés with seating tumbling onto the pavement, including modern offerings Room Ten and Joseph Hyde. There’s also wine bar Dear Sainte Éloise on the corner of Orwell Street, housed in a black and white Victorian-style terrace. As well as those culinary delights, there is the Cross Arts Project, an art gallery which specialises in local and Indigenous art. The street lights lining the path continue the arty theme, providing a colourful art installation during the day. This laneway and adjoining Springfield Mall were done up by the council in 2003, making for a more subtle tribute to the colourful past of Kings Cross.