Newcastle is one of the most exciting cities in the UK. If you’ve chosen to study here, you’ve got a great few years ahead of you!
Home to the both Newcastle University and Northumbria University, Newcastle is a modern, bustling city with a personality as distinctive as its accent. Museums, art galleries and libraries make this one of the most enjoyable cities in the north of England in which to spend your leisure time. Of course, if you’ve opted for outstanding student accommodation like Jesmond Apartments, then you’ve also got one of the most enjoyable homes in which to live!
Newcastle is a great city to explore on foot, with a wealth of shops at your disposal, including intu Eldon Square and the original Fenwick department store. There’s also the four storey flagship John Lewis store and popular shopping areas like Team Valley Retail Park, Trinity Square and the huge intu Metrocentre shopping mall, as well as a wealth of independent stores.
If all that shopping makes you thirsty, there are plenty of quirky coffee shops on hand in which to grab a drink. Pink Lane Coffee and Flat Caps Coffee are two that are definitely worth a visit. If you want something stronger then Newcastle is packed with bars, from traditional pubs that are perfect for a pint to glamorous cocktail bars. Check out Centurion for the experience of drinking in the snug of a former first class railway passenger lounge, or Hood Street Club for a bit of New York style sophistication. Cocktail lovers will adore Jam Jar, while Livello is perfect for a seriously swanky night out.
Newcastle is also home to some excellent restaurants, including several with Michelin stars. The Lebanese fare at Beirut Lounge is not to be missed, while Luigikhan’s is the perfect place to satisfy your craving for a curry. If you like food that looks as good as it tastes, head to Artisan to indulge in a spot of fine dining or to Peace and Loaf Jesmond for a hearty plateful.
As night falls, Newcastle is home to one of the liveliest club scenes in the UK, so grab your dancing shoes and enjoy the whirlwind of nightlife in this lively city. Head to Florita’s for a tropical themed night out, Digital for the latest beats or House of Smith for an evening of elegance.
If you still haven’t booked your Newcastle uni accommodation, there’s no time to lose. Book today, while there are still apartments available!
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