Entrance to The Colombo in Sydenham.

Once a non-descript part of the mighty Colombo Street, Sydenham has seen a welcome resurgence since the earthquake with the arrival of the popular boutique shopping mall, The Colombo.

With the clever fit out promoting many more visitors to the area, businesses both in the mall and in the surrounding area have seen a huge increase in foot traffic. You’ll know you’ve made it to Sydenham thanks to the vibrant street art, where talented artists have used their skills to light up bare walls and bring some warmth back to the area.

Originally named after a china shop on Colombo Street, Sydenham continues to push the boundaries when it comes to delighting shoppers with its fantastic turnaround from grey and mundane to bright and bustling.