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Offline Aphrodite

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Day in Newcastle
« on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:00:37 PM »
Planning a day in Newcastle with someone who's never been before and want to give them a flavour of the city - do you think this would make for an achievable day? And is there anything that you think I might have missed? Some questions in brackets - thanks in advance!

Quayside/Millenium Bridge/Baltic modern art

Bridge tilt: 12 noon

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Lunch: Grainger Market

Chinatown

Central Arcade/Grey’s Monument

Northumberland Street/Fenwick’s

The Biscuit Factory /Laing Art Gallery/Discovery Museum [which would you recommend here?]

Dinner: Blackfriars Restaurant

[Where's good to wander around after dark? Maybe not for clubbing but just to see atmopshere]
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Offline TRC

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:05:38 PM »
Walk down Grey Street?

Offline joeyt

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:16:42 PM »
I've never been inside the Biscuit Factory but it sounds like you're staying quite centrally so Discovery Museum or Laing Art would be best as Biscuit Facotry is a bit of a walk away from the centre.  Not miles away but still

Offline Disco

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:17:32 PM »
If the weather is nice have walk though the uni and into exhibition park via the end of Queen Victoria road. Stop for a pint in Wylam if it’s open and then back out the park under the bypass and into town via Brandling Park.

Discovery museum is about Newcastle and it’s history so if it’s about learning and seeing as much as possible I’d go for that. Side gallery is decent and worth a visit too, if you’re a bit arty, free n all. If you do the above the Hatton and the Hancock are both free also.

Also, a walk round the outside of the stadium?

Offline Aphrodite

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:24:31 PM »
Getting train up so will be arriving into Central station - thanks for tip on Discovery Museum - would you rate it as a place to visit?
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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:25:24 PM »
4:00pm: Photobomb OpenC's street photo on Pudding Chare.

4:30pm: Quick spice break round the back of Haymarket.

Quintessential Newcastle.

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:25:54 PM »
Grey Street is a must but probably at it's best at Dawn. I'd drop  Chinatown if not eating and getting from Quayside to Grainger Market has to be via the Side/Keep/Black gate.
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Offline Disco

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:27:09 PM »
Getting train up so will be arriving into Central station - thanks for tip on Discovery Museum - would you rate it as a place to visit?

I’ve not been for years but again I think it’s free so easily f***ed off if it’s not.

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:28:32 PM »
4:00pm: Photobomb OpenC's street photo on Pudding Chare.

4:30pm: Quick spice break round the back of Haymarket.

Quintessential Newcastle.

One day I'll get that place with a silhouetted figure and no cars :sweetjesus:

Offline neesy111

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:32:33 PM »
Getting train up so will be arriving into Central station - thanks for tip on Discovery Museum - would you rate it as a place to visit?

I’ve not been for years but again I think it’s free so easily f***ed off if it’s not.

Yeah it's still free.

Offline neesy111

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:34:15 PM »
Could go and see dippy the dinosaur at the hancock museum.

https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/dippy-on-tour

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:42:24 PM »

[Where's good to wander around after dark? Maybe not for clubbing but just to see atmopshere]


Head down Grey Street, follow it down onto the Quayside and head over the Swing Bridge to By The River Brew Co. Good place to grab a drink and see the Tyne and Quayside lit up.

Oh and I wouldn't bother with Fenwicks. It's only special at Christmas because of the window display. It's just another department store the rest of the year.



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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:47:06 PM »
If the weather's nice, I'd 100% say try and grab a drink down at ByTheRiverBrewCo (under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side). Shows the area around the river off absolutely beautifully.

EDIT: TBG's trumped me, and agree with him it's just as nice on a night. If you're coming on a weekend, I'd recommend it for lunch ahead of the Grainger Market tbh: https://www.bytheriverbrew.co/hawkers-market/

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Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:48:11 PM »
4:00pm: Photobomb OpenC's street photo on Pudding Chare.

4:30pm: Quick spice break round the back of Haymarket.

Quintessential Newcastle.

One day I'll get that place with a silhouetted figure and no cars :sweetjesus:

 :lol:

You will, and what a picture of patience & persistence it will be.

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 08:55:50 PM »

I wish they would turn the sign back around, the one that says "supervised private car park".  Really added to it :lol:

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 09:29:18 PM »
If the weather's nice, I'd 100% say try and grab a drink down at ByTheRiverBrewCo (under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side). Shows the area around the river off absolutely beautifully.

EDIT: TBG's trumped me, and agree with him it's just as nice on a night. If you're coming on a weekend, I'd recommend it for lunch ahead of the Grainger Market tbh: https://www.bytheriverbrew.co/hawkers-market/



Class, I'll be bringing the wife back to Newcastle this summer so I'll be taking her here.

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 09:37:26 PM »
Grey Street is a must but probably at it's best at Dawn. I'd drop  Chinatown if not eating and getting from Quayside to Grainger Market has to be via the Side/Keep/Black gate.
Found it mad that there was a Chinatown when I was over a few years ago :lol:
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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 09:42:25 PM »
Grey Street is a must but probably at it's best at Dawn. I'd drop  Chinatown if not eating and getting from Quayside to Grainger Market has to be via the Side/Keep/Black gate.
Found it mad that there was a Chinatown when I was over a few years ago [emoji38]

Well, it's only a street.  Why is it mad?  :lol:  Most cities have quarters related to a ethnicity.

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 09:46:36 PM »
Grey Street is a must but probably at it's best at Dawn. I'd drop  Chinatown if not eating and getting from Quayside to Grainger Market has to be via the Side/Keep/Black gate.
Found it mad that there was a Chinatown when I was over a few years ago [emoji38]

Well, it's only a street.  Why is it mad?  :lol:  Most cities have quarters related to a ethnicity.
Well tbf I was mostly surprised by how central it was, also didn't think "Chinatown" was really a thing in the UK and Ireland
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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 09:49:14 PM »
Grey Street is a must but probably at it's best at Dawn. I'd drop  Chinatown if not eating and getting from Quayside to Grainger Market has to be via the Side/Keep/Black gate.
Found it mad that there was a Chinatown when I was over a few years ago [emoji38]

Well, it's only a street.  Why is it mad?  :lol:  Most cities have quarters related to a ethnicity.
Well tbf I was mostly surprised by how central it was, also didn't think "Chinatown" was really a thing in the UK and Ireland

Birmingham, Liverpool, London and Manchester all have one.


Offline ponsaelius

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 11:48:58 PM »
Chinatown is quite surprisingly prominent and established considering the scale of the Chinese population in Newcastle to be fair. Like you say, only 5 cities have them in England, and they all have more significant Chinese populations especially historically due to migrational patterns. With the number of Chinese students present in the city these days it doesn't seem so weird and it adds a cosmopolitan feel to the city centre.
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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 12:26:46 AM »
Go down Shields Road too if you want to give them a real flavour of the city.

Offline Doctor Zaius

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 02:25:39 PM »
If you have more than a day and its decent weather get out to the coast as well. Tynemouth way.

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Re: Day in Newcastle
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
Go down Shields Road too if you want to give them a real flavour of the city.
Although this is quite clearly said in jest, a wander up Shields Road takes to you Chucho's. There aren't too many better places to end up.