As a cultural and scientific hub, Newcastle upon Tyne has reinvented itself into a cultural hot spot built for the modern era. This makes it a fascinating destination, where an industrialist past and Victorian architecture intersect with trendy coffee shops, innovative art displays and experimental theatre. Discover all this intriguing city has to offer when you stay in one of our well-appointed Newcastle Upon Tyne boutique hotels.
Once considered a sleepy corner of Northeast England, Newcastle first became a thriving city during the Industrial Revolution. Explore this history and even more at the Stephenson Railway Museum and the Great North Museum, which also contains fossils and mummies. Or, if it's art you crave, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the Hatton Gallery and the Shipley Art Gallery provide an ample dose of interactive and modern displays. For kids and kids at heart, the one of a kind National Centre for Children's Books is an excellent look at this beloved art form, both classic and new.
For a breath of fresh air, stroll along the River Tyne, or simply take a walking tour around this highly pedestrian friendly city. On your wanderings, be sure to stop by Northumberland Street, the Old George Yard, Grainger Market, Eldon Square, the Metro Centre or the Royal Quays for a good shopping session. From high-end boutiques to department and outlet stores, the Newcastle shopping scene is undoubtedly one of the best in the Northeast.
When the street lamps light up and your stomach starts rumbling, you'll be spoiled for choice in terms of cuisine. Italian bistros, Asian buffets, chic cafes and wine bars offering elegant nibbles are all just a short stroll away. Combine your culinary adventures with a trip to a pub or club in the Bigg Market, Central Station, Quayside, Ouseburn or Jesmond areas to sample the local world famous beer or a trendy cocktail. Alternatively, a night at the theatre is always an excellent option. The Theatre Royal, Journal Tyne Theatre, Live Theatre and People's Theatre always have something good going, from experimental shows to stand-up comedy and more.
As a port city, Newcastle upon Tyne is well connected to the rest of the UK by boat, plane, bus and train. Make the most of your time in this growing and vibrant region when you book into a boutique Newcastle upon Tyne hotel, where attentive staff are prepared with local knowledge and a host of tips. With comfortable, well-appointed rooms and a prime location, you'll be sure to have a trip for the ages when you stay with Hotel Indigo. Book your Newcastle home away from home today.