Living in Spital Tongues

Spital Tongues isn’t immediately well-known by newcomers to Newcastle but it’s a lovely area with a ‘village-feel’ just on the outskirts of Newcastle city centre.

Living here gives you all the perks of being close to transport links and the benefits of city centre living but at a lower cost and in a quieter community. It’s ideal. 

Students and professionals alike love Spital Tongues due to its great location – so close to the city centre without the city centre price tag.

The area is also great for families thanks to the village feel and the nearby green spaces such as the Town Moor and Leazes Park.

Living in Spital Tongues 

Spital Tongues is a residential area in Newcastle upon Tyne, located to the west of the city centre. Over the years, the neighbourhood has transformed into a primarily residential area. The area’s historic architecture, with a mix of Victorian and Georgian-style buildings, lends  a unique character to the area, attracting those interested in the city's history and heritage.

Spital Tongues is situated near Newcastle University’s main campus, making it a popular choice for students and university staff. The neighbourhood's close connection to the university contributes to its vibrant and diverse atmosphere.

Food Spots and Local Amenities

Morpeth Street boasts the convenience of a well-situated Londis, providing residents with easy access to daily essentials. For those seeking a welcoming spot to unwind or socialise, The Cosy Dove pub offers a welcoming atmosphere alongside a diverse selection of beverages and is a popular haunt for students. Meanwhile, Hunters Road is home to Hunters convenience store which offers a range of convenience items for the local community.

The proximity of Spital Tongues to the city centre means that there is also a huge range of restaurants and takeaways to choose from, and you’ll easily be able to find something that suits your fancy.

Recreational Spaces

A close neighbour of  Spital Tongues, Leazes Park is one of Newcastle's oldest and most well-loved parks. It is separated from Spital Tongues by the student accommodation, Castle Leazes. Spanning 25 acres, it features a picturesque lake, open green spaces, tennis courts, and a Victorian bandstand. 

The park is easily accessible from the city centre and Newcastle University, it sits directly opposite the RVI  in the shadow of St. James’ Park. There are frequent community events and the Friends of Leazes Park actively contribute to its conservation, ensuring it remains a beloved green space in Newcastle.

Transport Links

The location of Spital Tongues offers the convenience of reaching Newcastle city centre on foot in less than fifteen minutes, presenting an excellent opportunity to save on transport expenses. This proximity not only facilitates cost savings but also ensures easy access to the vibrant heart of Newcastle with its myriad of shopping, dining, and nightlife.

For those who prefer the flexibility of driving, Spital Tongues is easily accessible by car, providing residents with the convenience of navigating the city and its surrounding areas with ease. 

Additionally, the neighbourhood is well-connected through local bus services, offering an alternative and more eco-friendly mode of transport. The bus network provides residents with reliable options for commuting within Spital Tongues and connecting to other parts of Newcastle, further contributing to the accessibility and convenience of the area.

Discover Spital Tongues with Seekers 

You can count on our dedicated team to help you find the perfect accommodation in Spital Tongues, tailored to match your lifestyle and preferences. Whether you’re a student, or professional, why not explore our available properties and schedule a viewing with Seekers today? Get in touch with us to kickstart your journey.