We've compiled a handy guide with the most popular areas for Newcastle students. Find out about each area and why they're so popular in the videos or information below.
Jesmond is one of our most popular locations for students. The main reasons are that it is close to both university campuses - with either a two-stop metro journey or a 15-20 minute walk. There is a range of shops including a small Waitrose, a Boots, and a Tesco Express, while Osborne Road is full of bars and pubs. Brentwood Avenue has many food outlets including favourites such as Arlo, Dabbawal, and Cake Stories. Francesca's on Manor House Road has the well-known half-pizza half-pasta meal. Jesmond Dene is also beautifully picturesque all year round, with its waterfall and petting zoo, drawing in students and families alike.
Heaton has some fantastic green spaces and is a great place to be. It's only a 30 minute walk to the universities and access to the city centre is good, with the metro stop at Chillingham Road, and no.1 bus taking you straight into the city centre. There are many large supermarkets including Lidl, Morrisons and Asda, all within walking distance, and many cafes like The Butterfly Cabinet, and Estate Tea Co. Heaton Park is also easily accessible, with a pizza restaurant at the entrance. There are a range of pubs on Chillingham Road including The Chillingham, and a range of takeaways available.
Sandyford is a 10 minute walk away from both universities and Northumberland Street. The area is located in between Jesmond and Heaton, so it is great for seeing friends in either area. There are also some bars including As You Like It and The Holy Hobo, which are very popular with students. Starbeck Avenue boasts beauty salons, restaurants, and takeaways, including the great, Scream For Pizza. Sandyford is one of the quieter locations the city, where you can often get more space for your money.
Spital Tongues is a bit of a hidden gem, and is only a stone's throw away from the city centre. It is a great place to be, with a 5 minute walk to Newcastle University and a 10 minute walk to Northumbria University. Spital Tongues is also very close to Newcastle medical and dental schools, and has very easy access to University Sports Centre. Spital Tongues is also home to Leazes Park, which has a big lake and cafe, as well as tennis and basketball courts. The area is very close to St. James' Park and the city centre itself, with easy access to nightlife, shops, and bars like The Cozy Dove, and The Trent House, which are firm student favourites.
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