Newcastle Upon Tyne's main centre is an ideal northern location for a weekend city break in the United Kingdom. It's compact, there's a thriving local food and drink culture, and the Geordies take pride in their extreme friendliness. If you are looking for a weekend break in Newcastle, why not stay at our Serviced Apartments? We offer affordable yet luxurious serviced apartments in two central, desirable locations.
Things to do During your Weekend Break to Newcastle
Are you going to Newcastle this weekend? Whether you're arranging a hen or stag do with a mixed-age group and need alternatives for both partygoers and more laid-back, relaxed guests, if you're a lone traveller or a loved-up couple, Newcastle won't disappoint.
This Newcastle city break guide will show you where to eat, drink, and have fun in the North East's most famous city. There's a reason Newcastle is frequently awarded the best city in the UK for nightlife, so we have included some of the top bars in Newcastle for both daytime and late-night partying.
1) Start with a scran
If you get off the train at Central Station early in the morning, you'll most likely be 'clamming,' as they say up here.
With its quaint and comfortable ambience and delicious comfort food, Violet's has become something of a Newcastle morning institution. Both Quay Ingredient and Olive & Bean are also excellent options.
Are you looking for a boozy girls' day out in Newcastle? Your best chance is to start off strong with a bottomless brunch. There are several in Newcastle, but we consider the best is at No 28, Aveika, and Malmaison.
2) Shopping hotspots
If you'd rather spend your time shopping than seeing Newcastle's tourist sites, you'll be relieved to hear that the city's best retail areas are all within walking distance of one another. We suggest starting at Eldon Square and working your way along Northumberland Street or the other streets radiating from Monument Station, where you can spend your money on a variety of high street and premium designer labels. Grainger Market offers a more distinctive shopping experience in Newcastle. It's a covered market with 114 businesses established in 1835. It is arguably the best area for locals to have some retail therapy.
Central Arcade is another must-see, and it is considered a Newcastle destination in and of itself. The huge Edwardian arcade features a few stores that could be of interest, but it's truly worth looking into just to admire the architecture.
Make Fenwick one of your stops in Newcastle. If it's Christmastime, you'll notice the store window display, which has become associated with the start of the holiday season in the North East.
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