Subiaco is famous for shopping with the focal points being Rokeby Road and Hay Street. There are over 70 fashion stores so you will be treated to a good selection of shops presenting ladies fashion, jewellery, accessories and homewares. The fashion stores are mixed in well with a variety of banks, chemists, doctors, dentists, optometrists, hairdressers, newsagents and the grocery stores of Coles, Woolworths and Farmer Jacks. The Saturday morning Subiaco Farmers Market at Subiaco Primary School adds another shopping dimension.
PARKS AND GARDENS
Perth’s most famous park, Kings Park, borders Subiaco. It comprises over 400 hectares of gardens and bushland, and includes walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Spectacular views of the city and river can be found on the eastern side of the park together with the attractive botanic gardens and war memorials.
There are many other parks throughout Subiaco including Market Square Park near the train station; the tranquil Theatre Gardens on Bagot Road; Mueller Park with its beautiful old trees and Subiaco Common with its exotic species, water features and artwork.
Other smaller parks include Richard Diggins Park on Park Street and Rankin Gardens on Rokeby Road with its fragrant old roses and Norfolk Island Pines. Century old Moreton Bay Fig trees line Roberts Road near Subiaco Square.
ART AND CULTURE
For art and culture buffs, Subi has art galleries such as Gallery 360, Lister Gallery, Indigenart, and Linton and Kay. Subiaco Museum on Rokeby Road, showcases the rich history of Subiaco and provides walking guides for visitors. The art deco Regal Theatre and the Subiaco Art Centre have a continuous variety of shows for those keen for entertainment. Shows range from comedy, dance, contemporary and classic plays to music concerts. If you are here in early December, the street festival sees Rokeby Road closed for the evening and a variety of food stalls, novelty goods and entertainers are on show.
During the summer months, Sunday evenings (between 5-7pm) are filled with a selection of free community music concerts held at various parks around Subi. On winter afternoons from 2pm there are similar concerts in the Subiaco Art Centre.
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