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Living in NewcastleNewcastle is a great place to be a student. Cosmopolitan and vibrant, it is fast becoming an important cultural centre attracting tourists
from all over the world. But don't just take our word for it, be a part of it - live it
ShoppingNowhere in the North East can beat Newcastle for its massive selection of shops - whether it's haute couture, vintage, urban street wear,
or high street chic you're after, Newcastle is the capital of style. Northumberland Street, Monument and Eldon square are the main shopping
areas whilst streets like High Bridge have stylish boutiques and vintage shops.
The MetrocentreThe Metrocentre in Gateshead is one of Europe's largest shopping and leisure centres with over 300 retailers and 50 cafes and restaurants-
just a short bus or train journey from Newcastle city centre.
MarketsEvery Sunday there is a traditional street market on the Quayside selling everything and anything, and an Arts and Crafts market on the
Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond. Farmers markets are run on the first Friday of each month at Monument, where you can buy meats, cheese,
confectionery and other local produce.

Entertainment
Pubs and clubs
The Rough Guide hailed a night out in Newcastle as the best of British – and we agree. With several areas around the city centre where the nightlife
is bustling, you’ll never be limited for options. There’s the infamous Bigg Market, popular Quayside and new chic establishments around Central
Station. And then there’s The Fate 0 a £75million city-centre entertainment venue willed with bars, restaurants, a club, casino and multi-screen cinema.
A short metro ride away is the lively Osbourne Road in Jesmond with a good choice of bars and restaurants, and lots of student life.
Eating outAll tastes and budgets are catered for at the hundreds of restaurants and cafes in and around Newcastle. Spanish, Italian, Mexican, French,
Japanese Portuguese, Polish, Mongolian and Indian as well as a la carte or a simple burger. For an authentic Chinese meal, head for Chinatown.
You could even dine in the UK’s oldest dining room at the city’s first –class Blackfriars Restaurant.
Cinema and theatreThere are three major theatres in Newcastle - the Theatre Royal, the Tyne Theatre and the Newcastle Playhouse. All play host to touring plays
and local acts. There is a multi-screen cinema complex at The Gate where you can catch all the latest releases, as well as the Tyneside Cinema
which shows art house films as well as cult movies. Whatever your cultural taste, there will be something to wet your appetite.
Music
Music venues and concerts
There are plenty of music venues in and around the city, from gig venues such as the Carling Academy, to larger concert venues such as the City
Hall, the Sage and the Metro radio Arena. Recent guests have included Beyonce, Take That, Lady Gaga and Michel Buble. Newcastle is also host to
annual Jazz, Asian and Irish festivals.

Music ShoppingNorthumberland Street is the place to find the large record chains, HMV and Virgin. Newcastle also boasts a range of smaller independent stores
specialising in dance, blues, country, jazz, hip hop, reggae and more! The bargain hunter should head for Steel Wheels for a wide selection of
second hand records and CDs. If playing a musical instrument is your passion, Windows stocks a varied range of sheet music instruments and quality
hi-fi equipment.
Art & cultureNewcastle is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, with stunning architecture throughout. Most notable is Grey Street which was voted the
best street in Britain by radio 4 listeners, the Quayside development and the landmark Tyne Bridge.
For a day out with a difference head to the redeveloped south bank of the River Tyne, which is home to an array of cultural venues;
stroll across the award winning Millennium Bridge and discover the BALTIC art gallery and the Sage Music Centre - an international home for
musical discovery.
There are also many art galleries and museums located throughout the city. The Discovery Museum is a two-minute walk from the College's Rye Hill
Campus, whilst the Hancock Museum and the Laing Art Gallery are in the city centre. The Side Photographic Gallery, the Biscuit Factory and the
Waygood Gallery are also worth a look. Of course no tour of Newcastle is complete without a trip to Antony Gormley's stunning Angel of the North
which looks out from 65 feet high across the A1.
SportSt James' Park is the home of Newcastle United, one of the most famous and best supported football teams in the England.
Sport plays an important part of city life: goal and see Newcastle United, as well as rugby, basketball and ice hockey teams. Whatever sport
you're interested in, even WWE, we are sure you'll find it here!
For a more leisurely day out, take a walk in the beautiful Jesmond Dene Park, or walk along the Quayside... go to the coast or the beautiful
countryside around Newcastle.



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