As you would expect, transport options in the city centre are brilliant. Buses, metros, taxis and trains are in plentiful supply to take you wherever you need to be. Newcastle International Airport is around a fifteen-minute drive away and can be reached via metro from Monument station with a journey time of twenty-four minutes. Living in the city centre often means you won’t need to pay for public transport very often as you can get to university on foot and even walk home after an evening meal or night out.
Things to do close to Northumbria University City Campus
The city campus for Northumbria Uni is right in the middle of the city centre. Students renting accommodation in the area have the pick of some of the very best pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and activities on offer in Newcastle. Northumberland Street is the main shopping street and is just moments away from campus. Walk a little further and you can reach the world-famous Newcastle Gateshead Quayside and see the seven bridges crossing the Tyne.
- Pubs & Bars: City Tavern is just a few steps away from Northumbria University and serves up some great pub grub. Also close to campus is the Town Mouse Ale House, a charmingly named micropub with plenty of local North East beer on tap. The Hancock pub is a strong choice with students from both Northumbria Uni and Newcastle Uni thanks to cheap food & drinks, live sport, pool tables and a heated beer garden. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a nice cocktail, head to No.28, The Botanist, Pleased to Meet You, Alvinos or MSA.
- Cafes & Restaurants: Newcastle city centre is full of popular chain cafes and restaurants but there is also plenty of great local businesses that are definitely worth checking out. Head down towards Central Station and the Quayside and you’ll find gorgeous pizza at The Herb Garden, tasty chicken grilled over a fire-pit at Coop Chicken House and Red House which serves up the classic British combination of pie and mash. Bubble Cha at St Mary’s Place offers traditional Taiwanese bubble tea as well as authentic Hong Kong waffles. Another Asian inspired favourite with students in the city centre is Shijo in Haymarket Metro station which offers noodle and rice dishes, famous for it's Katsu curry. The latest trend of cat and dog cafes hasn’t escaped Newcastle so check out CatPawCino or Dog & Scone cafes if you fancy grabbing a cuppa with some furry friends.
- Food/Shops: Eldon Square shopping mall has every high street store you would imagine and also holds student night events offering extra discounts! The Grainger Market is home to amazing food vendors (we recommend the pizza by the slice!) as well as local butchers, greengrocers and plenty more. The biggest supermarket in Newcastle City Centre is Tesco Metro but there are plenty of smaller convenience stores close to the Northumbria uni campus including Sainsbury’s Local on Northumberland Street which is open from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week.