We have gathered our favourite ways to enjoy your time in Newcastle during the week in this blog post. So, if you are staying at one of our Newcastle serviced apartments, why not have a read and gather some more inspiration for your mid-week adventures?
1) Have dinner at Trakol
Träkol is part of the brand new autonomous container community By The River Brew Co., which is located on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne. It includes an open fire kitchen that serves nose to tail cookery using only rare and British heritage breeds. The meat is sourced directly from farmers and cooked using fuel and various types of wood from the Oxford Charcoal Company. You can order a variety of tiny snacks or start with something modest and then upgrade to a larger course. You can order meat, fish, or vegetarian for the main course, as well as a variety of side dishes.
Address: Hillgate Quays, Gateshead
2) Side Gallery
Side Gallery is nestled away in a side street alley, and if you're seeking free things to do in Newcastle, it should be at the top of your list. The gallery's offices are on the ground floor, therefore you'll need to climb the stairs to the first and second-floor galleries. These are devoted to documentary photography with a humanitarian angle.
Amber, a film and photography group that also organises educational programmes and administers Side Cinema, manages Side Gallery.
Address: 5-9 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne
3) Grey Street
If you are a tea connoisseur and admirer of Earl Grey tea, you will be delighted to find that this street was named after the one and only previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Earl Grey. There are several bars and restaurants in this area, as well as the Theatre Royal and Grey's Monument, which is located at the top of the street.
4) Grainger Market
The Market is an indoor market hall located on Grey Street that sells everything from apparel to gifts and cuisine. It even boasts – prepare yourself - the world's tiniest Marks & Spencer.
Grainger Market opening times: Monday – Saturday from 6.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m.
5) Take a stroll through the beautiful Central Arcade
The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, a lovely arcade with stores within, is located in Brussels. Newcastle has something similar, except the businesses, which are only accessible from the street outside the Central Arcade. However, you may walk through the gallery, which is exactly what we did.
I think you can see from the shot that the architectural elements alone are worth a visit. The original structure was built in 1837, but it was destroyed by fire in 1906 and rebuilt.
Need more ideas for your trip to Newcastle? Check out our previous blog on what you could get up to mid-week in Newcastle.