Living in Newcastle

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Considered one of the UK’s core cities, Newcastle is often celebrated for its vibrant personality.

A city perfectly suited to the adventurous and creative homebuyer so, we guarantee that you will never run out of things to do in Newcastle.

This is in large part due to the city’s size and status - allowing it to enjoy the benefits of having a beautifully diverse community.

Indeed, the eclectic collection of bars and restaurants in Newcastle, as well as its healthy mix of both globally recognised and smaller indie entertainment venues, is a testament to the city’s cultural impact on the rest of the UK and wider Europe.

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Catching Shows in Newcastle

When it comes to live entertainment, Newcastle is comparable to the likes of London, Manchester and Liverpool. Firstly, there’s the Theatre Royale – the largest theatre in Newcastle.

The Theatre Royale is known for putting on big touring productions with several West End hits and Royal Shakespeare productions having taken place in this beautiful Grade I listed building.

Other slightly smaller theatres in Newcastle include the likes of The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, The Northern Stage Theatre, The People’s Theatre, Gosforth Civic Theatre, The Live Theatre, and The Jubilee Theatre.

There are also a number of independent cinemas in Newcastle, with the most famous of which being the Tyneside Cinema - one of the oldest cinemas in Newcastle (having been built in 1937) and the last surviving news cinema in the UK.

Other cinemas in Newcastle with a strong cult following include The Side Cinema and The Star and Shadow Cinema.

Additionally, there’s also the popular entertainment venue, The Gate, which regularly features incredible local bands and is home to a video gaming lounge, a casino, an escape room, an axe throwing venue, and a Cineworld.

Going Shopping in Newcastle

Eldon Square is the primary shopping centre in Newcastle and is one of the biggest in the city.

Being home to a number of famous retail brands including the likes of Apple, Boots, Clarks, EE, Game, H&M, HMV, John Lewis, New Look, and Poundland, Eldon Square has a bit of everything. The shopping centre is also home to popular restaurant brands like Caffé Nero, Chiquito, KFC, Millie’s Cookies, and Nando’s.

In terms of high street brands, Northumberland Street is the place to be, boasting several designer retailers including Fenwick and Marks and Spencer’s.

When it comes to doing your groceries, you can’t do much better than Kingston Park, Home to the UK's largest Tesco, you'll find everything you need here.

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Getting Around in Newcastle

Newcastle has its very own international airport, the Newcastle International Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the North East. The airport offers flights to destinations all over Europe as well as places like Australia, Dubai and Egypt.

There are also a number of regular and direct train services from Newcastle Central Station to the likes of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Yorkshire, The Midlands, as well as a service to London King’s Cross every 30 minutes.

The other major railway station in Newcastle is Manors Railway Station, which exclusively runs routes managed by Northern Trains – offering a number of direct services to the likes of Morpeth, Chathill, Alnmouth, Widdington, and Carlisle via Hexham.

In terms of getting around Newcastle itself, the city has its own metro system – the Tyne and Wear Metro – providing a tram service for the locals to use to get around.

Restaurants in Newcastle

Making a strong argument for being the foodie capital of the North East, Newcastle has contributed plenty to the UK’s national food scene – namely being the city that introduced the world to Greggs. Indeed, Newcastle has more Greggs per capita than anywhere else in the world!

However, beyond the warm, pastry-filled world of Greggs, Newcastle also boasts culinary delights from all across the globe, with restaurants specialising in every cuisine, from Greek to Moroccan and Japan to Italian, in Newcastle. The city even has its very own China Town, boasting some of the very best oriental cuisine you will ever experience!

If you are not sure where to start, Osborne Road, in particular, has a stellar reputation amongst foodies for its exceptional selection of restaurants.

And if you are thinking of grabbing a drink with some friends or trying to find somewhere fun for a date, the famous Bigg Market has some of the best bars in Newcastle and comes highly recommended!

If you are interested in any of our new homes in Newcastle - whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move with one of our great schemes, such as part exchange – please get in touch.

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