Lifestyle | Top 3 Places to Visit in Newcastle


Growing up in the North East I spent my weekends taking trips into Newcastle to spend my hard earned money (most likely in Space NK) and wander around finding new places to eat. So when Travelodge challenged me to pick the best places to go in Newcastle this gave me the perfect chance to jump on the train and find somewhere to eat cake, all in the name of blogging of course! 

Newcastle is the perfect place for a weekend away with so many things to see and do, so today I’m sharing my top 3 places across the 3 different categories of attraction, drinks & food.

The Attraction. For the attraction category I went for the Quayside! There’s absolutely tons to do down there, whether it’s snapping pics of the famous Newcastle bridges, grabbing a bite to eat, listening to amazing music at the Sage or browsing the latest exhibition at the Baltic. Plenty to keep you busy for a day out in the Toon.

The Drinks. Now this might be cheating a little bit as I’m yet to make a visit to The Botanist myself but with views over Monument and Grey Street, super fancy looking drinks and some delicious looking food, I need to make a trip down there myself soon!

The Food. Here’s where it gets good, I’m talking cake! The Great British Cupcakery is the most quaint little cafe nestled down by the Quayside, serving the most delicious cakes. I took a trip there with my sister and her friend, we all went for the hot chocolate which was delicious, however we regretted not getting their new milkshakes as they looked beyond incredible. Cakes were of course ordered, and I can personally recommend both the victoria sponge and the chocolate & raspberry cupcake! With beautiful interior decor and a fab playlist on in the background, I could easily spend the whole afternoon there.

So there we have it, enough things to see, eat and drink to keep you busy while out on the Toon. Someone please take me back for a milkshake ASAP!



  1. 4th September 2015 / 10:28 am

    ah we have a botanist in Manchester, it is incredible and the cocktails are very ‘instagrammable’. You need to visit!

    • Lucy
      4th September 2015 / 10:57 am

      I definitely do! They look absolutely fab! x

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you so much Emma! It really was delicious! x

  2. 4th September 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Such great picks, you’re making me want to go for a cupcake and a stroll down the quayside! :D xxx

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you so much Beca! xxx

  3. 4th September 2015 / 4:02 pm

    How have I lived in Newcastle for 2 years and not been to the Great British Cupcakery!!! Need to get myself there, pronto! x

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:35 pm

      Ahh you’ll have to go, it’s absolutely delicious! x

  4. Caterina
    4th September 2015 / 5:07 pm

    beside the fact that your photograph style is on top, i really liked the suggestions and if i get to newcaslte one day ill definitely check at least one out(:

    xx from Italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | youtube

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Aww thank you so much Caterina! xx

  5. 4th September 2015 / 10:24 pm

    For someone who literally lives along the road from Newcastle I never go! I do love the Botanist though, they do amazing cocktails! Those cupcakes look amazing. I keep meaning to try the new dessert place opposite the O2 x

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Oooh a new dessert place?! I’ll have to check that out too! x

  6. 5th September 2015 / 4:22 am

    Your photos are gorgeous! I’ve never been to Europe (or the UK), but I’m going next year for a week with my school. This post has gotten me pumped way ahead of time, all over again! <3

    Akino |

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:33 pm

      Aww thank you so much Akino! I hope you have a fab time next year, its never too early to get excited! x

  7. 5th September 2015 / 11:39 am

    Those milkshakes do look absolutely amazing, I think the mason jar makes it look even better haha… all in the presentation (and whipped cream)

    Jade x
    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Lucy
      6th September 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Mason jars do make everything look so much better! x

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