But First, Coffee
Known as a nation of tea drinkers, the Newcastle coffee consumption and consequential cafe and coffee shop market are not to be ignored on your visit. Of course, the city is home to popular chains such as Starbucks, Costa and Cafe Nero but, we also have something far better brewing with wonderful independents worth seeking.
Check out ‘A Coffee Drinker’s Guide to Newcastle’ here for some top picks https://sprudge.com/a-coffee-drinkers-guide-to-newcastle-142877.html
Stroll the Quayside & Sunday Markets
Newcastle is famously separated from Gateshead by the River Tyne, but connected once again with its seven bridges. Just a small wander down Dean Street from the Grey Street Hotel, guests can stroll and take in the scenery towards the popular Quayside.
In the stretch between the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, you will find the Quayside Marketing from 9:30am and 4:00pm every Sunday. Enjoy food trucks with delicious, local offerings, and a plethora of stalls selling things like clothing, jewellery, handcrafted items, ceramics and more.
Top Tip: the 7 bridges are particularly impressive on an evening when they are illuminated and are a fantastic spot for local photographers.
Visit Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts
As you approach the Millenium Bridge (and the end of the Quayside Market) you reach the view of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary arts. This award-winning gallery was built initially as a flour mill in 1950 until the mid-1990s when it was re-opened as an arts centre. Exhibitions range greatly at this location and you can find out what’s on during your visit here https://baltic.art/whats-on/
Top Tip: If art isn’t your thing, don’t worry – the BALTIC is always worth a visit to the outdoor viewing platform on Level 4 with spectacular views of the city.
Soak up the City Centre History
Grey Street was conceived, designed and built by the builder and visionary, Richard Grainger as the centrepiece of Newcastle City Centre, and nestled in the heart, lies the Grey Street Hotel. Newcastle has a long, rich history and heritage for which visitors can indulge on their visit. Upon your visit, there is a great choice of City & Historial Tours to choose from.
Dine from Divine Sunday Lunch Menus
Is there anything better than a hearty Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings? Newcastle proudly boasts a great choice of roast spots to suit all tastebuds. Whether you’re looking for a post-stroll meal or dining to energise for a day of shopping be sure to check out the latest Sunday Lunch recommendations by Newcastle Gateshead https://newcastlegateshead.com/business-directory/food-and-drink/sunday-lunch
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