This area was also targeted for inner city regeneration. Newtown is dedicated to cultural activities and the arts. It offers theatres, art galleries, museums, craft markets and clubs all easily accessible from the nearby M1 motorway.
The Mary Fitzgerald Square is the area's focal point, especially when live performances are on offer. Newtown is a melting pot and is home to MuseumAfrica, as well as the popular SAB World of Beer with its restaurant, bar and conference facilities. Newtown Junction is one of the newer additions to the areas with retail space, movie houses and restaurants tailored to the urban lifestyle.
At the nearby Oriental Plaza many bargains are to be found - whether you're looking for electronics, textiles, clothing, jewellery, watches, food or want your mobile phone repaired.