The short answer is YES! Kings Cross does have a colourful past and the infamous name ‘Golden Mile’ doesn’t help give it any credit. So much has changed in Kings Cross that the old ideas of partying, strip clubs and drugs have long moved on. Lock out laws prevent all night binge drinking which has controlled a large percentage of alcohol fuelled street violence.
In the aftermath of the notorious label associated with Kings Cross, there is an underlying village filled with small businesses waiting to thrive. Most people avoid Kings Cross, but I can assure you that there is so much to discover.
Check out my recent article here emphasising a new light on Kings Cross and surrounds. I think you will enjoy the village life it has to offer.
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