What to do in Newcastle

Wednesday 21 January 2015 by Leila Wright Newcastle is the most northerly city of the UK, hosting some of the best shopping, culture, landmarks and beaches in the country.

We’ve created this guide to give you some tips on what to see and do during your visit to the North East.

What to do

If you’re after a bit of culture, head over the bridge to Gateshead Quays and explore the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art – the biggest gallery in the world of its kind. Presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art through innovative and interactive exhibitions, you’ll be inspired with fresh new ideas from local artists in the community.

The Theatre Royal is a landmark of Newcastle and is one of only nine Grade I listed buildings in the UK. The theatre hosts more than 380 performances each year, to over 300,000 people – it is home of the Royal Shakespeare Company! Spend an evening here enjoying a musical, comedy or drama performance.

Want to entertain the children? Take them to Life Science Centre for an afternoon of interactive fun that’s designed to bring out their inner scientist. Highlights include the 4D motion ride, planetarium, live theatre shows and, from now until February, an outdoor ice rink!

In the summer, grab your bucket and spade and spend a day at one of the North East’s blue flag beaches. Visit the white sands and beautiful coastlines of Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Long Sands and King Edward’s Bay, and enjoy some of the UK’s premier beaches.

Newcastle’s Chinatown is one of only five in the country – it lies in the historic Grainger Town part of the city. You’ll find both authentic and upmarket Chinese restaurants lining the street here, whilst the Chinatown arch is quite a spectacle of its own and a worthy photo opportunity; if you can get the right angle, you'll capture Newcastle United’s St James’ Park Football Club in the background.

Want to find out more?

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SACO serviced apartments Newcastle are located in the heart of the city and along the quayside - exploring the shops, restaurants and culture of the city couldn’t be easier.  

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