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Make the most of your trip to our size? Newcastle store with our guide to the city

We’ve reached out to the team at size? Newcastle and got them to share their local knowledge on the sights and sounds of their city.

So, if you’re planning on heading over to our all-new size? Newcastle store and want to make the most of your trip to the North East city, then keep on reading.

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Where to visit

Grey Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6BR.

The heart of ‘Grainger Town’ boasts 450 buildings of which 244 are listed. Historic!

Quayside

From the Tyne bridge to Spillers Wharf and beyond to St Peter’s Basin. This area houses the Baltic Art Gallery, the Sage music centre, the famous ‘Blinking’ Millennium bridge. There’s a pretty great market here on Sunday’s too. 

The Coast 

If you fancy taking in the sea breeze, a simple 30 minute Metro ride takes you to South Shields and its award-winning Sandhaven Beach. Or alternatively, take the Metro north of the Tyne and end up at North Shields, and soak up the sites of Whitley Bay and the Tynemouth Longsands.

Grainger Market 

Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5QQ

Winner of ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’ in the Great British Market Awards 2020, Grainger Market is home to hundreds of local traders, sits directly opposite size? Newcastle and has a history stretching back to 1835.

Fancy a bite to eat?

Fat Hippo 

2-6 Shakespeare St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AQ

Ask anyone in Newcastle where to get a good burger and you’re guaranteed to hear Fat Hippo mentioned. It’s located just a stone’s throw away from size? Newcastle and packs some seriously good grub.

The Big Mussel 

15 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a seafood specialist then this joint’s for you. Oh, and rumour has it whatever time you order after 5:30pm is the price of the dish – decent!  

Slice 

187 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5QW

Massive slices of pizza that won’t put a dent in your wallet. What more could you want?!

The Naked Deli 

97 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EG

Feeling healthy? The Naked Deli offers a tasty bite to eat without being filled with enormous guilt immediately after. It’s vegan friendly as well if you’re into that stuff.

Quay Ingredient 

4 Queen St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG

They say good things come in small packages, and this tiny coffee house comes with a huge reputation.

Where to go out

Stack

Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

Shipping containers, street food and a surplus of alcohol – Stack is a creative social hub for entertainment, culture, work and play. 

TheCUT 

7 St Nicholas’ St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RH

Picture Berlin squat parties and New York loft parties, TheCUT is one of Newcastle’s greatest inner-city club spaces and is designed with a distressed industrial aesthetic. 

Billy Bootleggers 

28 Nelson St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AN

Anyone for a spot of moonshine? Billy Bootleggers is inspired by the dive bars of America and boasts some great DJs and live music. 

Old George Inn 

Old George Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EZ

A proper classic watering hole, The Old George Inn proudly holds the title of Newcastle’s oldest pub with an origin dating all the way back to 1582. 

The Strawberry 

7-8 Strawberry Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SF

Another one of Newcastle’s oldest pubs… The Strawberry faces St. James’ Park and is filled with Newcastle United memorabilia, making it a match day favourite for NUFC fans. 

Anything else?

Anarchy Brew Co. 

Benfield Business Park, Unit A1, Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NQ

An award-winning local brewery. Its taproom is open every weekend and plays host to tap takeovers, brewer meetups, gigs, DJ sets and more.

Wylam Brewery

Palace of Arts Exhibition Park, Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ

Wylam Brewery is a 30 barrel micro-brewery that offers the best in craft beer both on keg and cask including their famous Jakehead IPA. Its grand hall serves up some great live music and pop-up events too. 

Cobalt Studios 

10 Boyd St, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AP

Cobalt Studios take part in key cultural events that play an important part in Newcastle’s cultural landscape. The non-profit project, nurtures, facilitates and showcases culture by developing space to host artists and audiences. Its 14 studios help self-employed artists make a living and all ticket sales from all Cobalt events go directly to the artists performing. It’s a true community hub. 

‘Invader’ artwork

If you’ve ever been to Newcastle you might have spotted a few rogue Space Invader mosaics high above shops and bars. The city’s alien invasion began in 2006 and is the work of an anonymous French artist known only as ‘Invader’. There are currently 25 Invaders spaced around Newcastle for you to hunt down – it’s kind of like Pokémon GO for the analogue age.

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