The map above shows how close our student properties in Jesmond are to Newcastle city centre, both universities and the new business schools.

About Newcastle upon Tyne



Newcastle upon Tyne, with a population of 300,000, is the main city in the North East of England and was voted the Best City in the North. For retail therapy look no further than Eldon Square or a short trip to the Metro Centre which was the largest shopping center in Europe when it was built.
Although a city there are many green areas:



The quayside has long been a place to enjoy a night out and admire the river crossings including the Tyne Bridge and the Millenium Bridge.



There are two universities — Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
Newcastle University is now one of the UK’s leading international universities, largest for research and won the “Best University” award by The Sunday Times
Northumbria University was voted ‘Best New University’ by The Times and  also won the “Most IT enabled organisation”
Newcastle is one of the first cities in the UK to have its city centre covered by wireless internet access.


Northumbria and Newcastle Universities - best in UK

Newcastle is home to a large student population with Newcastle and Northumbria Universities in the local area. There are several areas that cater to students but the most popular by far are Jesmond and Sandyford.



Almost everyone knows about  Newcastle United and St James’ Park now holds more than 52,000. The city also has the Newcastle Falcons who play in the northern suburb of Kingston Park and Newcastle Eagles basketball team who play their home games at the new Sports Central complex at Northumbria University. The  Newcastle Diamonds are based at Brough Park a venue that is also home to greyhound racing. A famous athletic event is the 5.9-mile Blaydon Race which has taken place on 9 June, to commemorate the celebrate the horse racing.



Newcastle has a thriving music scene with many venues including:



The Geordies are renowned worldwide for their friendliness and hospitality and in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Destination Awards for European Nightlife destinations Newcastle was awarded 3rd Place behind London, and Berlin. Newcastle also came in seventh for the World category.
There are many areas of pubs and restaurants including the Bigg Market, the QuaysideCollingwood Street, Neville Street, the Central Station area,”The Gate” a new indoor complex consisting of bars, upmarket clubs, restaurants and a 12-screen Empire multiplex cinema
The city has a wide variety of restaurants such as
French, Mongolian,
Thai food,
Lebanese, and has a
Chinese village with many
Chinese restaurants on Stowell Street.

Festivals and fairs


January/February – Newcastle’s Chinatown celebrates the Chinese New Year.
March – the NewcastleGateshead Comedy Festival
April – the Newcastle Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA
May – Evolution Festival, a music festival held on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides
May – The North East Art Expo, a festival of art and design from the regions professional artists
June – EAT! Newcastle Gateshead, a festival of food and drink
June – The Hoppings, the largest travelling fair in Europe
June – The Northern Rock Cyclone, a cycling festival
July – The ‘Northern Gay Pride’ Festival and Parade is held in the city’s ‘Gay Community’
August – Newcastle Mela, is an annual two-day multicultural event, blending drama, music and food also
September – International Arts Fair in the Norman Foster designed Sage Gateshead Music and Arts Centre
September – the Great North Run – worlds most popular half marathon
October – the Design Event festival, an opportunity to see work by national and international designers
October – The SAMA Festival, an East Asian cultural festival