Newcastle Centre

The heart of the regional capital has lots to offer and as the city centre is so compact you can walk just about everywhere, but for ease on the more details pages we list the nearest metro stations. That's how we roll!

02 Academy


Live music venue. Mostly pop and rock



A restored 13th C friary. After serving for 300 years as a Dominican friary then spent the next 400 years as a home for the city's craftsmen and guilds.

Boiler Shop

Get down to the music in the converted workshops where the world's first railway engines were made. A truly historic venue


An eye-poppping night out. Musical shows with a drag twist. Life is a cabaret old chum...and this is it!

Castle Keep


Feel the power of the Norman invaders who built the first castle and which has seen lots of action in the centuries since

It's in our Top 10!

Central Arcade


An Edwardian shopping mall of its time. Beautiful architecture. Although a small arcade it is a gem that most visitors never know is hiding right under their noses.

China Town


Chinatown is alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the orient. Stowell Street has an incredible number of restaurants to choose from.

City Hall

The City Hall is a concert and comedy venue where lots of big names appear.

Cumberland Arms

Traditional pub with great beer and live music

Discovery Museum

A fabulous museum with lots for kids to  enjoy - and the adults will be amazed at the range of exhibits charting Tyneside' industrial and social heritage

Eldon Square


Covered shopping mall that connects different parts of the city centre.

All the major retailers and some niche shops. Food court.


A trendy place to hang out, chat or chill. It does it all; food, music, dance, art. Sits in the up and coming Shieldfield / Ouseburn district.

Free Trade Inn

One of Tyneside's more unusual pubs with great views down the river Tyne

Grainger Market


A traditional indoor market which oozes history but is also retro chic. Not to be missed as it's hidden away!

It's in our Top 10!

Grainger Town


Walk around Grainger Town, the historic heart of the city, and keep looking up! Some magnificent classical architecture and don't miss the jewel in the crown - Grey Street.

It's in our Top 10!

Great North Museum


Newcastle's museum of natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures. Formerly known as "The Hancock".

Grey's Monument


Earl Grey stands proud on top of a huge column in the heart of Newcastle - And yes they named the tea after him. On rare occasions you can actually climb to the top.

It's in our Top 10!

Hatton Art Gallery


The Hatton’s gallery is nestled in the University quarter but seek it out for its diverse collection of over 3,000 works from the 14th – 20th centuries.

Holy Jesus Hospital

There was an Augustinian friary on the site from the thirteenth century, then a soup kitchen was built next to Almshouse in the nineteenth century..

Laing Art Gallery


The gallery is home to an internationally important collection of art, focusing on British oil paintings, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware.

Leazes Park

Popular city centre park with lake, tennis and bowls

Life Science Centre

A great place for kids -  Lots of exhibitions and science aimed at the younger generation but adults will love it too.

Northern Stage


Regional theatre that stages work that is innovative and collaborates with regional, national and international theatre companies.

Northumberland Street


The main pedestrian shopping street of Newcastle. Always busy.

Saint Thomas the Martyr Church


A church right in the heart of the city with an award winning fairtrade shop

St Nicholas Cathedral


The Anglican Cathedral is in the heart of the medieval part of the city. Mainly 14th Century, with a striking 15th Century Lantern Tower.



Gay Bar in Newcastle's Pink Triangle

The Biscuit Factory


This independent commercial gallery has a real reputation for not only exhibiting the unusual but also for having items for every budget. Not that you have to buy.. just have a wander round its 2 floors.

The Centurion

You will be astounded when you walk into this bar for the first time. Originally a first class lounge for rail well-to-do passengers, its plush surroundings now make for a marvellous bar in the heart of the Central station.

The Cluny


Live music venue with lots of up and coming acts taking to the stage.

The Forth

Hidden away watering hole in the city centre

The Stand Comedy Club


You're having a laugh! You are sure to be at Newcastle's popular comedy venue that attracts the best in the business.

The Strawberry

One of Newcastle's most famous pubs as it's an homage to Newcastle United Football Club and is about as close to the stadium as you can get!

Theatre Royal


A gloriously grand and recently refurbished theatre. Built in 1837 it is the most well known of Tyneside's dramatic venues. Travel FREE on the Metro with your theatre ticket.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House


This grand old theatrical dame is a Grade 1 listed building and a fantastic venue for theatre, musical and comedy shows

Tyneside Cinema


Fabulous art-deco style art-house cinema. Stylish and classy venue to watch films with fellow aficionados.

It's in our Top 10!

Victoria Tunnel


Guided tours lead you along a victorian underground waggonway that originally took coal from a northern part of the city down to the Tyne.