Newcastle is the fifth largest shopping destination in Great Britain with over 40 million people visiting our shops each year. You will find everything from haute couture and urban streetwear to high street chic all within easy access. For serious retail therapy you can head to the Metrocentre Gateshead, Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre which is a 10 minute train ride away.
Music and bands
Newcastle is at the forefront of the modern music scene in terms of venues and concerts, from the Metro Radio Arena holding 10,000, to the O2 Academy which hosts a great range of gigs including well known bands and up-and-coming talent. Newcastle City Hall also plays centre stage to world renowned rock and pop bands, comedians and popular musicals. This vibrant music scene has something to suit all tastes.
Newcastle benefits from a low cost, quick transport link - the Metro, so you can see everything the local area has to offer. Newcastle also has its own international airport and major train station both with excellent links.