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The Ultimate Newcastle Hen Do Guide 2018

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Newcastle - The UK's Hen Party Capital

Overflowing with lively, idiosyncratic nightlife zones, fabulous shopping thoroughfares and more booze than you can shake a stick at - Newcastle is a hen party all-rounder. It's no surprise it's been our number one destination for over a decade. Widespread, yet totally walkable, Newcastle’s nightlife is broken up into several different zones, each with their own unique charm. From Geordie Shore’s renowned Diamond Strip, to the happy hour haven of Jesmond, to the rough and ready Bigg Market – Newcastle nightlife is a hen party playground.

Lots of people drinking in the beer garden of Newcastle Quayside

Quayside

Recently regenerated, Newcastle Quayside reflects the changing face of our Geordie homeland; formerly industry-heavy, it’s now a lavish spot to sip cocktails. After dark, the Quayside is where you’ll find (and become part of) Newcastle’s ‘It crowd’.

Home to iconic landmarks such as The Tyne Bridge, The Sage, The Millennium Bridge and many sophisticated, swanky bars and restaurants – Newcastle’s Quayside is the place for a trendy hen party.


See the Quayside's top 10 hen friendly bars and clubs here.

Livello

Grey/Dean Street

The two lively streets are hubs of activity at all times of the day, all year round - transforming from a shopper's paradise, to a lively nightlife thoroughfare as soon as dusk falls.

Lining the historic pavements of Dean Street and Grey Street, lie several trendy boutique bars and fashionable drinking venues – running from the world-famous Grey’s Monument. These super hip haunts are in a class of their own, and are the perfect place to get in a round of hen party cocktails.


See the Grey and Dean Street's top 10 hen friendly bars and clubs here.

A line of people outside Perdu at night

Diamond Strip

Synonymous with the Geordie Shore lot, the Diamond Strip is one of the most popular nightlife stretches in The Toon. Having hosted many an A-lister's night out - Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Drake and The Saturdays to name but a few - it's the top place to celeb spot.

These massive party venues are the number one spot to slap on your false tan, get canny mortal and tash on with a fittie…


See the The Diamond Strip's top 10 hen friendly bars and clubs here.

People on the dance floor at Filthy

Bigg Market

As far as rowdy, unruly nights in Newcastle go, the Bigg Market is exactly where to head. Bursting with heaving, hen-heavy haunts, enticing cocktail offers and a raucous atmosphere ‘til the early hours – any hen party here is going to be a Bigg one.

Formerly the site of Newcastle's zoo, it's where herds of wild party animals go to eat, drink, mate and repeat - so, nothing much has changed...


See the The Bigg Market's top 10 hen friendly bars and clubs here.

The exterior of Spy Bar, Jesmond

Jesmond

Home to hundreds of rowdy, affluent students and their favourite bars, Newcastle’s leafy suburb, Jesmond, is the perfect place for a night out on a budget. Jesmond’s 'main strip', Osborne Road, has back to back bustling bars with electric atmospheres 24/7.

This district is also home to the very best Happy Hour offers in the whole city - including the opportunity to 'push the button' and get your round for free - meaning that hen party kitty will stretch much further than you think.


See the Jesmond's top 10 hen friendly bars and clubs here.

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Top 10 Hen Friendly Newcastle Bars & Clubs 2018

Newcastle nightlife’s reputation precedes it, with shows like Geordie Shore throwing it into the spotlight – and you won’t be disappointed. From quaint, clandestine cocktail bars to high-end nightclubs, here are the top 10 hen party-friendly nightlife hotspots in Newcastle.

1.

Flares Newcastle

33 Mosley Street, NE1 1YF

http://www.flaresnewcastleupontyne.co.uk/

Image of a white beatle car hanging from the ceiling in a bar

Feel good vibes don’t get much bigger or better than Flares - neon leg warmers, permed wigs and lycra at the ready. Unashamedly bold and brash, this club is an explosive, colourful celebration of cheese-tastic, guilty pleasures and a massive throwback to the glorious 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The infamous DJs, Mr Allen and Lorenzo, throw crowds into uproar every weekend, fuelled by the generous drinks offers and potent trays of shots on offer. Set where the Bigg Market meets the Diamond Strip, and actively welcoming hen and stag parties (as well as fancy dress), it’s the perfect spot to host your last night of freedom. Make sure to hop to the front of that queue with Flares Guestlist Entry – you’ll thank us later.


2.

No. 28

Image of a guy in a camoflauge cap serving people at the bar

Voted Newcastle’s ‘Best Late Night Venue’ 2013 and 2014, No. 28 is open until 3am every night of the week and attracts those in the know, from all over the world. We probably shouldn’t even be telling you this (it's one of our best kept secrets, so keep it to yourselves, but if you locate the small and tucked away entrance around the back of Grainger Market, you’ll find an unassuming wooden staircase which leads you right into this true hidden gem. Of course, you’d be forgiven for missing it, but once you’ve been, you’ll never have a Newcastle bar crawl without a pit stop here. Super hen party friendly, with cocktails including Enchanted Forest and the Bond themed Spectre Martini, this Aladdin’s cave is sure to get all the girls talking on your Newcastle weekend.


3.

Pitcher & Piano

Image of the outside seating area with the view of the tyne bridge

Voted Newcastle’s ‘Best Late Night Venue’ 2013 and 2014, No. 28 is open until 3am every night of the week and attracts those in the know, from all over the world. We probably shouldn’t even be telling you this, so keep it to yourselves, but if you locate the small and tucked away entrance around the back of Grainger Market, you’ll find an unassuming wooden staircase which leads you right into this true hidden gem. Of course, you’d be forgiven for missing it, but once you’ve been, you’ll never have a Newcastle bar crawl without a pit stop here. Super hen party friendly, with cocktails including Enchanted Forest and the Bond themed Spectre Martini, this Aladdin’s cave is sure to get all the girls talking on your Newcastle weekend.


4.

Tiger Tiger Newcastle

The Gate, Newgate Street, NE1 5RE

http://www.tigertiger.co.uk/newcastle/

Image of people jumping and cheering inside tiger tiger with confetti coming down onto them

Step off the streets of the concrete jungle and into this opulent maze of a nightclub. Located at the top of the Bigg Market and just outside the glass-fronted Gate entertainment complex, Tiger Tiger is one to watch. Boasting seven spectacular and unique rooms, including the decadent Jewel Bar, the Tiki Kanaloa and even White Island, with more than a nod towards the white sands of Ibiza, there’s plenty to satisfy all tastes. However, what Newcastle boasts in jaw-dropping clubs, it lacks in reliable weather, so make sure you don’t have to queue outside in the rain – get yourselves guestlist entry and queue jump. Careful as you go, it’s a jungle out there…


5.

The Mushroom Bar

82 Grainger Street , NE1 5JQ

https://www.themushroombar.com/

The interior of The Mushroom Bar, Newcastle

This bold and brash club at the top of Newcastle’s Bigg Market doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, it would be fair to say that it doesn't give a single shiitake - making it a fantastic place to end up on your hen weekend. The iconic, domed ceiling sees hundreds of like-minded party animals letting their hair down beneath it every night of the week, and now, your hen do. Mushroom bar even offers the almighty ‘mega round’ – you just try to remain on your feet after one of these.


6.

The Botanist

Image of a bar with worn wooden bar and trees with glasses above the bar on a metal shelving unit

Without doubt the grandest and most impressive bar in the whole of Newcastle, The Botanist occupies the top floor of the old Monument Mall and boasts unrivalled views over Grey Street, Grainger Street and Grey’s Monument. 100% living up to the hype, stepping into The Botanist is like entering a tropical wilderness with a central bar serving weird and wonderful botany-themed drinks in their masses. There’s even a fully sixed tree growing out of the middle of the bar – how’s that for quirky? It’s a little on the pricier side, so don’t expect that hen party kitty to stretch as far as it would in other bars, but it’s certainly worth it to tick The Botanist off your bucket list. When it first opened, we’d heard so much about it that we simply had to try it out. Here’s what we thought.


7.

Revolution Newcastle Upon Tyne

The interior of Revolution, Newcastle

You don’t need us to tell you about Revs; the boozy-chain has over 60 bars to its name, and sure knows a thing or two about throwing the ultimate hen party. Located on Newcastle’s Diamond Strip (of Geordie Shore fame), this particular Revolution is just about as grand as they come, with 30ft ceilings, marble pillars and lots of the buildings traditional features remaining. Whether you’re in for a wild one and start the night with a tray of triple-distilled, handcrafted flavoured vodkas or choose to opt for the cocktail where you get a cute Polaroid memento of your night, Revs ticks everyone’s boxes. You can even get a boozy afternoon tea here, which is a real hen party favourite.


8.

Livello

Lower Dean Street, NE1 3JE

http://www.barlivello.co.uk

Image of the outside view of livello with seating and marques with standing electric heaters and lighting

Located in an enviable spot on Dean Street, Livello’s clientele are half classy Quayside drinkers and half dressed-to-the-nines Diamond Strip regulars. The hot haunt has even seen the likes of Cheryl Cole, Floyd Mayweather and many more through its doors, meaning your hen party will be among the social elite. Basically, if you’re heading to Livello for your hen do, make sure you’re kitted out in your finest (not that you wouldn’t be already, we know what you’re like), but if you’re wearing trainers, you ain’t getting in. And what a night you’d be missing out on – with chic interiors, space-age neon lighting, backlit wine racks, a huge cocktail list and some of Newcastle’s best DJs. On a scorcher day in Newcastle (we think it’s the 8th July this year), you can’t get moved in Livello’s beer garden – watch out for the huge gorilla, too.


9.

Florita's Bar

28-32 Collingwood Street, NE1 1JF

http://www.floritasbar.com

Image of the bar with spritis and glasses on the back of bar with the floritas logo on the wall with two blue doves and two lamp shades

Frequented by the Geordie Shore lot, as well as having Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Fergie in its hall of fame, Florita’s Miami-inspired paradise is a tropical, A-list haunt on the Diamond Strip. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be met with quirky, Tiki-themed paraphernalia as far as the eye can see – we’re talking indoor trees and drinking out of actual coconut shells. The only thing missing is your Hula girl lei and grass skirt – we’ll leave that part up to you.


10.

House of Smith

26 Collingwood Street, NE1 1JF

http://www.house-of-smith.com

Image of brick walls with velvet curtains opened showing the mirrored bar with a huge chandelier above the bar

There’s only one house rule in House of Smith: ‘have the time of your life’. Conveniently connected via a snaking staircase to Florita’s, House of Smith is another hen party must. You and the girls can delve into a world of luxurious 1950s glamour, with a Great Gatsby-esque vibe and a truly decadent ambiance. You’ll be right in the heart of Newcastle nightlife with a night at the Smith’s joint, and may even brush shoulders with an A-lister or two. If you want to jump the queue, why not get yourselves on the guestlist and raise a glass to Mr Smith.


Hen Friendly Bar Crawls in Newcastle

Newcastle nightlife has earned itself a huge reputation in recent years, and deservedly so. Whether it's swanky, sophisticated cocktail bars, or bouncing Geordie Shore clubs - we've rounded up the best places to celebrate your hen party in Newcastle.

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Best Hen Party Activities

From a classy day at the races, to a racy night of cocktails on the notorious Diamond Strip – our hen party activities in Newcastle will leave you screaming for more.

Three cocktails and a cake stand, with two women in the background Six Baltic - Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Take your hen party to dizzy heights with a sumptuous afternoon tea at the top of the iconic Baltic art gallery. Panoramic views of Newcastle with dainty treats and champagne? Don’t mind if we do.

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A long row of martini glasses being filled from a metal cocktail shaker Diamond Strip Cocktail Workshop

Synonymous with the Geordie Shore lot, The Diamond Strip is one notorious district to party. Start your hen night the way you mean to go on, and learn all the tips and tricks of the mixology trade, in one of The Diamond Strip’s top bars.

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Horses and jockeys racing down a dirt track Newcastle Racecourse - Ladies Day Premier Enclosure Tickets

Prepare to don your finery – Newcastle Ladies Day is one classy affair. Sip champagne with the elite, have a flutter on prize winning racehorses and top up the hen party kitty with your winnings.

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A woman having her hair touched up by a male stylist Geordie Shore Style Hair & Make-up Session

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em… Prepare for a night out in Newcastle, Geordie Shore style. Think big lashes and even bigger hair – you are going to look propa mint.

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Two people in suits with detachable heads 'Geordie Games' logo over the top Geordie Games

Think It's a Knockout meets The Highland Games, and you're halfway there. From Kebab Shop Duels to Geet Massive Sumo Marras, you're going to be fully fledged Geordies in no time. Whey aye.

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A blue and white pleasure boat on the River Tyne, with the Millennium Bridge, Sage and Tyne Bridge in the background Club Cruise

Take your Newcastle hen party to the waters, with a three hour party cruise along the picturesque Tyne. We’ll even get you on the Diamond Strip’s Madame Koo guestlist, when you return to dry land.

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A man bowling a ball down a lane at Lane7 Lane7 - Bowling Mega Package

Bowl, eat, drink, sing karaoke and even try your luck at a spot of beer pong, in Newcastle's very own retro American haunt. Lane7 blows every other sports venue out of the water - come and see for yourselves.

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A black and white image of three women posing in leotards and heels Single Ladies Dance Class

If he liked it then he shudda put a ring on it... except he did, and that's exactly why you're in Newcastle on this hen do. Celebrate with all things bootylicious Queen Bee, with a Single Ladies Dance Class.

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A women lying on her front on a dark towel having brown cream spread on her back by a pair of hands Village Newcastle - Spa Day

When Newcastle nightlife has taken its toll on your minds and bodies, take a moment to indulge in some 'you' time at the Village Spa. With a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room - it's a hen do paradise.

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Actors dressed up as scary characters including zombies and evil scientists Zombie Experience

Play tactical as you and your mates tackle the zombie apocalypse, single-handed. This activity is totally unique, and will be a real talking point for your hen group.

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Best Hen Party Hotels

With over 20 hotels, apartments and hostels dotted around the city centre - we're super proud of our Newcastle hen party accommodation.

A spacious double room in Ramada Encore Gateshead Quays, with wood paneling and wooden floorboards Ramada Encore Gateshead Quays
3 Star Rating

On the Quayside, a short stroll from The Baltic

Situated on Newcastle’s iconic Quayside, the 3-star Ramada Encore is sleek, modern and classy. You’ll have plenty of dining and nightlife options just a stones’ throw away, too.

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The bar area with an illuminated blue star on the wall Sandman Signature
4 Star Rating

Five minutes walk to Eldon Square shopping centre

The high-end, 4-star luxury Sandman Signature is a smart, stylish and sophisticated hen party base. Right in the heart of all the action, you’ll have bars, restaurants and nightclubs literally on your doorstep.

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Two red sofas around a coffee table, with a kitchenette in the background Premier Suites Newcastle
4 Star Rating

Five minutes from the notorious Bigg Market

A real home from home, these comfortable 4-star apartments are located in the heart of Newcastle – making getting about on your hen weekend a piece of cake.

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Tables and chairs and bar stools in front of the bar at Jurys Inn. Newcastle, to a blue backdrop Jurys Inn Newcastle
3 Star Rating

A 10 minute walk to the glistening Quayside

Just minutes from The Diamond Strip and Central Station, Jurys Inn is a swish base for any hen party wanting to stay within the heart of the city.

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The exterior of Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express City
3 Star Rating

A five minute walk to The Diamond Strip

Just a short stroll from the centre of the city, this hotel is perfect for your hen do – with a 24-hour reception, bar, restaurant and WiFi available for your comfort.

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A double bed in front of a black and white mural on the wall, topped with a throw, with black chairs in the foreground Hotel Indigo
4 Star Rating

Five minute walk to The Bigg Market

Located in Grainger Town, just a stone’s throw from the Bigg Market, this lovely boutique hotel is just two minutes from Central Station and even boasts spa-inspired rainfall showers.

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Exteriof of the Hansen Hotel sign and door Hansen Hotel
2 Star Rating

10 minute walk from city centre

Located in Sandyford, just a 10 minute stroll from the city centre, and a 20 minute drive from the airport, Hansen Hotel’s location is in the perfect for a hen party to remember.

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The grand entrance hall of The County Hotel in Newcastle The County Hotel
3 Star Rating

Opposite Central Station, two minutes from The Diamond Strip

Along with offering the perfect location for a Newcastle hen do, The County Hotel boasts traditional, yet stylish rooms and a fabulous in-house bar and restaurant.

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Exterior of the Euro Hostel, Newcastle, at night Euro Hostel Newcastle

Seven minutes' walk to Grey and Dean Streets

This is truly one of the classiest hostels you'll ever have set eyes upon, and it's well within walking distance of central nightlife zones.

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Image of a room with a double bed and a big open window looking out to the river and a small wooden round table with two grey chairs Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 Star Rating

Overlooking the River Tyne, just a 10 minute taxi from Central Station

Nestled on the Quayside, The Copthorne boasts spectacular views of the River Tyne – and is also super close to all those glamorous Quayside bars.

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Tick the Cultural Box on Your Newcastle Hen Do

More than just its wild nightlife zones and huge shopping centres, Newcastle has a rich history and wealth of cultural things to see and do. Why not take a (10 min max.) break from drinking and see for yourselves?

1.

Theatre Royal

100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Theatre Royal

Nothing screams ‘culture vulture’ like an awfully refined night in a 19th century theatre. With everything from musicals, pantomimes and comedies, to high-brow Shakespearian plays on offer, Theatre Royal is the most popular and well supported theatre in the city. Situated on Grey Street (that’s not the last you’ve heard of him) and well within walking distance of all main nightlife areas and transportation hubs, if you’re after a night at the theatre, there’s no better, or grander way to spend your evening. With palatious interiors and a deceptive capacity of 1,249 seats across four levels, it’s worth having a look into the auditorium, even if you’re just passing through the day.

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Grainger Market

Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5QQ www.graingermarket.org

Grainger Market

Nestled in the centre of Newcastle, close to the world-renowned Eldon Square shopping complex, the Grade I listed, dome-covered building of Grainger Market is a slice of Newcastle history. First built in the 1830s, this was the largest of its kind and even housed Marks and Spencer Original Penny Bazaar, the world’s smallest M&S. Now, you can get everything from clothing and footwear, to devilish cupcakes and coffee shops in Grainger Market. It’s also been the set of many TV shows and films in its time, as well as a bomb shelter in WWII. For retail therapy with a local twist, it’s all about Grainger Market.

3.

Grey’s Monument

150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF

Grey’s Monument

There’s only one Mr Grey you’ll need on your Newcastle hen weekend… Slap-bang in the centre of town, it’s a Grade I listed monument, a central meeting point, a metro stop and a guardian watching down over the bar-lined Grey Street. Towering over the city at 40 metres tall, if Grey’s could talk (and, y’know, wasn’t made of stone), he’d sure have some stories to tell. This monument has even earned its place in our Newcastle’s Best Kept Secrets – as only those in the know realise that you can actually climb the spiral staircase and get 360 degree views over your host city.

4.

Jesmond Dene

Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

Jesmond Dene

A peaceful haven just out of the city centre, Jesmond Dene is an excellent place to take a breather from the hen party antics and take in a spot of scenery. Home to lots of nature, greenery and even the luxurious 19th century mansion, Jesmond Dene House, it’s the ideal spot for a breather (and Osborne Road is just a stone’s throw away, should you want to keep yourselves topped up). There’s even a pets corner on certain days of the month – nothing cures a hangover more than cute animals.

5.

Bigg Market

Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UN

Bigg Market

Famous not only for its cheap, cheerful and more than a little bit rowdy nightlife scene, Bigg Market is the site of Newcastle’s former zoo - not much has changed there then… Dating back to the Middle Ages, when it was the site of a thriving marketplace, Bigg Market is named after a course type of barley known as Bigg barley, which was sold from the stalls. The good thing about ticking this historical site, is that you can neck a few shots along the way. It’s a win-win.

6.

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG www.tynesidecinema.co.uk

Tyneside Cinema

Opened in 1937 as a newsreel theatre, this Grade II listed building is home to Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle’s finest independent cinema. From Hollywood silver screen offerings, Oscar-nominated movies, independent films and the best of world cinema, the 1920s Art Décor style venue is a hotspot on Newcastle’s cultural scene. You can even grab a coffee or alcoholic bev in the adjoining Tyneside Cafe, or Vicolo next door.

7.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA baltic.art/contacting-baltic

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Located on the banks of the River Tyne, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is housed within a completely renovated flour mill and is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world. There are ever-changing installations and exhibitions in the Baltic, and when you’ve had enough of being culture vultures, you can take in the views from SIX Baltic at the top – and even have a sparkling afternoon tea.

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Angel of the North

Durham Rd, Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 7TY

Angel of the North

Newcastle’s very own guardian angel looks down upon The Toon from her 20 metre vantage point. Her wingspan is a whopping 54 metres, so you definitely won’t miss her; if you’re driving up from the south into Newcastle, you’ll spot her from the road (and stop for an obligatory selfie, obvs), and you can even catch a glimpse of her from the train. She’s a sight to behold and a must see on any Newcastle hen weekend.

9.

Tyne Walk of Fame

Quayside

Tyne Walk of Fame

Newcastle’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the banks of the glistening Tyne are lined with bronze plaques dedicated to local heroes and heroines. The long and ever growing list has the likes of Sting, Ant and Dec and Dame Margaret Barbour. If you’re having a few drinks or enjoying a cocktail class along The Quayside, why not see who you can spot?

10.

The Sage

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR www.sagegateshead.com

The Sage

Not just an eye-catching landmark on Newcastle’s Quayside, The Sage is the gig venue dreams are made of. This iconic, almost cloud-shaped venue is built for its acoustics and has seen huge performers grace its stages, as well as the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival hosted within its impressive walls. Any and every kind of music is played here; indie, rock, pop, classical, acoustic, country, folk, jazz, electronic and dance, and what’s even better is that you’ll be just steps away from many bars and restaurants on the Quayside. It's even earned its place in our Top Live Music Venues in Newcastle

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Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle Airport to City Centre

Set just outside of Ponteland, approximately seven miles out of Newcastle city centre, getting to and from Newcastle Airport is easy, too. There’s a convenient airport Metro service taking 25 minutes, as well as a taxi rank just outside the terminal.

Service Approx. Travel Time Price
Metro If you’re getting the Metro into the city centre (to Haymarket, Monument or Central stops), it’s going to take you around 25 minutes. Trains depart every 12 minutes, from 5:37am on weekdays and Saturdays, and 6:26am on a Sunday.

£4.70 - Single Ticket

£5.00 - Daysaver

Bus There are several buses from the airport, heading into Newcastle city centre. Among those, the 74, X77, X78 and X79 operate several services throughout the day. You can also purchase a Network One Day Rover, costing a mere £7, which covers the Metro, bus and even the ferry.

£4.70 - Day Ticket

£5.00 - Network One Day Rover

Taxi It’ll only take you 20-25 minutes to get into the centre of Newcastle if you take a taxi. The airport’s booking desk, located just outside Domestic Arrivals, will call you a taxi if you require. Alternatively you can call Blueline on 0191 262 6666, LA Taxis on 0191 287 7777 or ABC Taxis on 0191 232 3636.

£12 - £15 - Approx.

Getting Around Newcastle

Whether you use the extensive, reliable Metro system, or decide to brave the Baltic North East climate and walk (pack flats, ladies) – once you’ve arrived in The Toon, getting about on your Newcastle hen weekend is seriously easy.

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Metro

Metros start their regular journeys bright and early, some around 5am (we don’t expect to see you there, don’t worry) and terminate around midnight. The Metro is also cheap, with a single journey starting at £1.70 and all zone DaySaver costing as little as £5.

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Bus

Covering all areas within the North East and even further afield, the extensive bus network has connections in and around the city – as well as to the shopping Mecca, the Metro Centre. Most day passes will cost you around £7 – leaving plenty money in that all-important hen party kitty.

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Taxi

There are multiple prominent taxi ranks peppered around the city, including large ranks by Grey’s Monument, Haymarket Bus Station, Pilgrim Street and Central Station. Journeys in and around the city will cost as little as £5 (saving painful feet later in the night), and we can recommend companies such as LA (0191 287 7777), Blueline (0191 262 6666) and ABC (0191 232 3636). If you’re arriving into Newcastle International Airport, there’s a taxi rank just outside Domestic Arrivals for your convenience.

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Walk

Should you have packed like sensible hens and brought a pair of flats for your bag – Newcastle is totally walkable. Most of the nightlife zones are mere minutes from each other, and the city’s fabulous shops and iconic sights are easily accessible by foot.

Average Prices in Newcastle

The general rule is that the further north you head, the cheaper things become, which is good news if you're heading up to Newcastle for a hen party. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised with how hen-kitty friendly everything is; why not take a look for yourself...

Average Price of a Tray of Shots

£8 Average Price of a Tray of Shots

Average Price of a Cocktail

£5 Average Price of a Cocktail

Average Price of Nightclub Entry

£10 Average Price of Nightclub Entry

Average Price of a Takeaway Pizza

£5.50 Average Price of a Takeaway Pizza

Newcastle Weather

Geordie lasses regularly brave the Baltic North East climate with nee coats or tights – whether or not you decide to join them on your hen weekend is up to you – before you decide, here’s what you’ll be in for…

July 2018

Temperatures rocket up to 18°C in July. But, don’t pack your buckets and spades for Tynemouth beach just yet – monthly rainfall is still averaging at 52mm.

JAN
6°C
FEB
6°C
MAR
8°C
APR
11°C
MAY
13°C
JUN
16°C
JUL
18°C
AUG
18°C
SEP
16°C
OCT
12°C
NOV
8°C
DEC
5°C

Random Toon Facts

LNOF in Newcastle

Based in sleek and trendy offices on Newcastle’s Quayside, we are proud to know our Geordie hometown like the back of our hands. And, as we’ve thoroughly tested each and every one of our activities in The Toon, we know just how fabulous they are. Cocktail class on a Monday, strippers on a Tuesday... It’s a tough life at LNOF HQ.

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 07/06/2017. Probably.

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