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NCL @ Night: The City’s Brightest Spots

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On these cold winter nights, you might be fooled into thinking the city has lost its sparkle now Christmas is over. But that’s not the case; I took to the city’s streets to find Newcastle’s prettiest spots after dark.

Central Station


Always full of hustle and bustle, the sights outside Central Station are easy on the eye as you return to the Toon, even in the late hours of the evening. Grab a cup of coffee to warm up at the Starbucks across the road and listen out for the tinkling of ivories on the free piano inside the station.

The Gate


Thanks to its recent refurb, The Gate lights up in an array of colours every night; visit during the weekend to witness the atmosphere of a night out on the Toon, featuring restaurants and bars such as Players, Beyond, and Opera Cocktail Lounge.

The Quayside


An obvious choice due to the multitude of lit up bridges and the colourful Sage building. Whilst views on a wander along the river towards the Tyne Bar never get old, go up to High Level Bridge for the best view of all the bridges

Tyneside Cafe and Cinema


Hidden between Pilgrim Street and Grey Street, Tyneside Cafe is possibly the prettiest place to enjoy a drink or nibbles after dark, with a bed of fairy lights running across the whole alley. Sign up here for discounted cinema tickets too!

Theatre Royal


A stone’s throw from Monument, the Theatre Royal is a grand old building, lit up every night with colourful banners advertising current shows. Pop along to Zizzi’s down the road and get 25% off food with your Theatre Royal ticket. 

For more fun during the day, check out Newcastle’s Top Spots. 


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