Hindley Street Heritage Trail


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Walk the Hindley Street Heritage Trail

The West End has long been synonymous with wining, dining, culture and good times.

With built heritage playing such an integral role in Adelaide’s identity, it’s no surprise that many of our favourite current-day spots have long-reaching histories.

Hindley Street is one of the original public streets of Colonel Light’s designed city of Adelaide. In colonial tradition, the street is named after Charles Hindley, a member of the House of Commons in the British Parliament and the original director of the South Australian Company in 1835. The South Australian Company provided crucial financial support for the founding of the colony.

Hindley Street through the 20th century was a genuine mixed-use street. It had industry, retail, cinema, theatre, restaurants, cafes, car yards, hotels, strip clubs, night clubs, brothels, roller skating, ice skating and amusement arcades, plus people lived on the street. Explore the city’s earliest ‘entertainment’ street and all it has had to offer over time.

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