Area Overview

Kenton is an area of Newcastle and an electoral ward in the city. The local authority is Newcastle City Council and the area is situated North-West of Newcastle City Centre. Other areas bordering Kenton include Gosforth and Kingston Park.

Local Amenities

The area benefits from several convenience stores and nearby supermarkets including Asda and the largest Tesco in the UK which is located at Kingston Park. Kenton Park Sports Centre provides gym facilities and classes, creche services. softplay, mother & toddlers groups and other activities for children throughout school holidays. Kenton Retail centre is home to Greggs, a Post Office, Nisa and Boots. 

The Kenton Centre has a library which offers free internet access, children's storytime and other events for children as well as Councillor's surgeries.

Gosforth is one of the neighbouring areas of Kenton and benefits from plenty of its own local amenities including popular bars and restaurants.

Shops at the nearby Kingston Park include Tesco, TK Maxx, Sports Direct, Halfords, Boots, Matalan, Carphone Warehouse, Springs lite gym, McDonalds and more.

Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges in Kenton

Local schools in the area include Kenton Bar Primary School, Kenton School, Newcastle School for Boys, Westfield School and Gosforth High School.

Bus & Metro Services in Kenton

Kenton benefits from excellent bus services going into Newcastle City centre and the surrounding areas. The closest Metro stations are Fawdon, Kingston Park and Wansbeck Road which are in Zone B of the Nexus Metro Zone map. From Fawdon, it is only 11 minutes on the Metro to Newcastle International Airport.