Marrickville is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, 7 kilometres from the Sydney central business district
It is the largest suburb in the Inner West Council local government area. Marrickville sits on the northern bank of the Cooks River, opposite Earlwood and shares borders with Stanmore, Enmore, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park and Petersham. The southern part of the suburb, near the river, is known as Marrickville South and includes the historical locality called The Warren.
Marrickville has a number of live music venues. The Factory Theatre hosts an array of live music and performances - from international rock concerts to cabaret shows, film and dance. There are also a number of smaller, more intimate entertainment venues such as The Newsagency, Lazybones Lounge, the Red Rattler and the Camelot Lounge.
The main shopping strip runs along Marrickville Road, west from Sydenham to the town hall. Typical businesses include cafés, grocers and clothing stores. Marrickville Road is well known for commercial artworks that feature on awnings of some of its businesses which gives the strip a unique style. The shopping strip also extends south along Illawarra Road, past the railway station, to 'The Warren' locality.
Marrickville is a diverse suburb consisting of both low and high density residential, commercial and light industrial areas. Transport includes Marrickville train station and a range of buses direct to the city and local areas.