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King Cross Tips (17)

Sin City, but a pure picnic compared to Chicago

Compared to even so-so streets in Chicago, King Cross is a joke of a bad neighborhood. The area does cater to baser desires. There are a lot of sex shops (including some nice ones) and some drugs and prostitution are visible on the street but I seriously doubt most people will face any real danger here. It never hurts to be careful and keep a look out though. The panhandlers are too lazy to be aggressive, preferring to send their girlfriends instead. Even the darker side streets didn't seem to hold much in the way of danger.

The truth is, I didn't even think this was a bad neighborhood until I told a few people I went there and watched their eyebrows go up. I just thought it was the red light district.

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dlandt
Feb 03, 2006

Kings Cross. Ho Bags and crack heads

Try and avoid Kings Cross, it's no more dangerous than any other red light district in the world but it's just plain ugly.

Bucks nights, perverts, drug dealers, prostitutes, drunks, trannies, pimps and thieves.

The train station is renowned for bag snatchings.
Be sure not to photograph bikers without asking for their permission. It is a general rule of thumb to not photograph inside tattoo parlours also.
There are much nicer places to go out in Sydney, but if it is dodgie night clubs full of drunk teenagers then this may well be your place.

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cybergenic
Jul 12, 2007

King Cross

Be careful around the Kings Cross area late at night, particularly around the back alleyways. This is the Red Light district and a place where drug addicts and prostitute generally converge. You may find yourself approached by people for money or trying to avoid drunken louts. Not the prettiest side of Sydney. However if you are into adult entertainment, sex shops, etc, you might be interested in visiting here. It can be quite interesting if you can oversee the seedy side. A popular place for stag/bucks nights.

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SydneyGal
Jan 01, 2003

Wrong place, wrong time

Kings Cross is the place to be for a gang rape experience by maori bouncers and prostitues whilst your partner gets beaten up out the back. I guess you could say we were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Aug 08, 2011
 
 
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Kings Cross basically red light district

I've lived in Sydney my whole life and basically Kings Cross is our red light district. It's a strange and interesting place. It's where the rich meet the poor and they all seem to live happily together. It's also the most densely populated part of Sydney. In general when you walk through this area at night just keep your wits about you. The same can be said for the Darlinghurst area. The areas to avoid in Sydney are Eveleigh Street, Redfern. This street is right near Redfern Train Station. The police do not go down this street and neither should you. The suburb of Waterloo is a no go area particularly at night. Also as you go further in land places such as Cabrmatta, Villa wood should be avoided.

flippedbit
Oct 09, 2004

Kings Cross. At Night

At night the suburb of Kings Cross comes alive. It can become a bit rough and seedy and brings out all kinds people in all kinds of dress. Kings Cross is known for prostitution, the red light district of Sydney, so it may not be the place to take the family.

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Chriselle65
May 06, 2004

Kings Cross

This is a very rough area, especially at night. Muggings and beatings occur here if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. I would not come here alone. I would also try not to stare at people. If you have a sharp tongue, I would recommend keeping your mouth shut and your comments to yourself.

grkboiler
Jan 25, 2004

Sleazy Strip

Although Kings Cross is a must-see for all travellers, it does get dangerous at night - attracting prostitutes, drug dealers and of course night clubbers.

With common sense, you can avoid any incidents or mishaps. If you are not into the flashy, neon, sex/drugs/rock'n'roll, Kings Cross may not appeal to you at night.

Even during the day it is quite depressing as the homeless people walk around in a daze (or sleep in their side-alleys), and the streets are filled with last nights rubbish.

Away from the main strip of Kings Cross are some very trendy night clubs and restaurants - definitely worth checking out!

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Kings Cross is not Sydney's worst area

Kings Cross may feel more unsafe than it really is. It's well lit on the main streets and always populated.

Redfern, near the train station, is a potentially much more dangerous area, especially late at night or on weekend nights, when gangs of youths or small groups of youths can be roaming around .

Kings Cross is lively, Redfern can be deserted and eerie.

Other areas that may occasionally be or feel unsafe include Surry Hills, Chippendale, Woolloomooloo and Waterloo. A taxi driver once told me that drawing a staight line on a Sydney map between Redfern and Kings Cross would show you the potential trouble spots at night. Truthfully, Sydney is largely a safe place, but there are some (a very small number) of less pretty streets, but really only at night.

night-timer
Jul 25, 2006

keep away from kings cross at night

I have heard many reports about females beeing raped in kings cross & gangs targeting young people.

People have been bash & killed in the past.

There is also allot of drug users around town.

you can visit KC during the day but stay the hell out of it at night

marto4bahrain
Aug 21, 2006

For a million inhabitants...


For a million inhabitants city, Sydney is a real safe town. Don't talk about pickpockets because we all know it's a worldwide problem. Everyone who travels knows that and takes precautions about this. I read on VT that some people find Kings Cross unsafe but I never (and I go in Kings Cross a lot if I am in Sydney) had trouble there. Ok, there is a lot of begging, but that we see in all big cities as well. Just ignore that and they leave you. Maybe they will scream behind your back, just ignore it and go your way. More dangerous are the many injection needles spread out in the parks (specially Fitzroy Gardens) and you have just to be careful and take a good look before you lie down in the grass. But really, Sydney is a relatively safe city compared with other big cities.

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Ronald_T
Sep 12, 2002

I lived for some time in Potts...

I lived for some time in Potts Point, near Kings Cross. During the week, it was reasonnably safe in the evening. But on friday and saturday evening, it was definitely best to avoid : there were drunks and groups of bikers.

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Aug 25, 2002

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