Guide to Student Accommodation & Properties close to Osborne Road

Osborne Road is the place to be as a student in Newcastle! Loads of great bars, restaurants, cafes and high quality student accommodation. Scroll down to read our top tips or search our list of flats and houses to rent in Jesmond.

  • Jesmond is the most popular area of the city and home to a large number of students from Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
  • Osborne Road is the main commercial street in Jesmond with lots of local amenities as well as high quality student accommodation.
  • Rents on Osborne Road and in the surrounding streets are in the region of £65 per person per week to £125 per person per week.
  • Properties range from apartments to large homes over three floors and up to eight or more bedrooms.
  • Osborne Road is super close to West Jesmond and Jesmond metro stations so it's a quick journey into Newcastle or Northumbria city campuses.


The easiest mode of transport for getting into Newcastle city centre is probably the Metro. The closest stop to the top of Osborne Road is West Jesmond, which is just two stops into Haymarket. Jesmond station is closer to those living at the South end of Osborne Road and is just one stop to Haymarket or an easy walk.

Things to do close to Osborne Road

As one of the most popular areas for students in the city, Osborne Road is a busy place and has a great atmosphere with lots going on. Read on below to find out about some of the best spots to eat, drink and hang out on Osborne Road.

• Pubs & Bars: As the most social street in Jesmond, Osborne Road is full of bars loved by the Newcastle student population. Osborne’s shows live sports, has a large outdoor terrace and runs regular drinks promotions. Other popular venues are Spy Bar, Billabong, Bar Blanc and 97&Social.

• Cafes & restaurants: You’ll find authentic Persian cuisine at A Taste of Persia where you can eat in the fully-licensed restaurant or take away. One of the newest restaurants to land on Osborne Road is El Paso, a Latin American bar and grill inspired by street food. If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine you can try SoHe for Asian tapas dishes or if you just fancy a pizza, head to Pizza Express.

• Food/Shops: Little Waitrose is the main supermarket on Osborne Road although there is also a Tesco Metro, Boots and Oxfam Bookshop nearby on Acorn Road. Jules B ladieswear on Osborne Road offers the latest collections from top designers.

• Other things to do: Treat yourself at the City Retreat spa on Osborne Road to a massage, facial, manicure or a range of other beauty treatments. The Town Moor is a massive open area not far from Osborne Road and most Saturdays you can join hundreds of runners on a 5k Parkrun. If running isn’t your thing, every year the Town Moor is host to The Hoppings, Europe’s largest funfair which brings every fairground ride you can imagine to the city.