The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, or simply ‘Newcastle,’ is one of the most famous cities in the United Kingdom, known for its industrial history, distinctive brown ale, vibrant nightlife, and unique regional ‘Geordie’ accent and very own slang. It is also much known for its stunning bridges, which is a must see if you are visiting there. What makes Newcastle unique is that it is the “smallest big city in the world”, where you can find everything you will need from essentials to leisure within a walking distance. Most importantly, it is said to be one of the friendliest cities in the UK where you will feel welcomed by all the locals in the city.
Unfortunately, Newcastle is not the safest place to live in. Compared to all towns and cities in Tyne and Wear, Newcastle is considered to be the most dangerous city. Compared to all UK cities and towns, Newcastle ranks as the 5th most dangerous city.
Due to its excellent amenities and education life, the city has mainly families and students living in it. Newcastle is also expensive, especially for undergraduates. So, if you are planning to live in Newcastle mainly for studying, budgeting should be a crucial part of your considerations.
Newcastle’s employment rate was 76% lower than the national employment rate, with more than 8000 businesses in the city offering jobs to the residents.
Newcastle is often referred to as a “student city” due to its many schools and four universities shaping a huge part of it.
Amongst all primary schools in Newcastle, Brandling Primary School and Brighton Avenue Primary School have an Ofsted inspection rating of “outstanding” whereas Ravenswood Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School have an overall Ofsted rating of “good”. If you are looking for secondary schools, Newcastle’s St Mary’s Catholic School and Sacred Heart Catholic High School have an inspection rating of “outstanding”.
Ranked the 134th in the world, Newcastle University is a widely known university offering many different courses, but it is very popular with medicine and science, you can trace its origin to a School of Medicine and Surgery. Other courses, including media, business, and engineering also rank very well in the university.
Northumbria University was originally 3 colleges and has developed into a unique regional, national, and international university. It is ranked 57th in the UK university rankings in 2021. It has also a good reputation for being an international university that attracts many international students and diverse cultures.
Eldon Square is the main shopping centre for Newcastle where you will find your favourite fashion retailers and big brand names as well as many different options for food and drink! They host several events, make sure you follow their latest news and updates here.
A further option is Central Arcade, which will provide you with a very unique shopping experience due to being a tourist attraction. Even if you are not planning to do some shopping, it is worth popping up to visit. You will find more luxurious brands and very unique fashion retailers there along with some of the best dining experiences in the city.
Royal Station Hotel – very unique location as it is in the heart of the city centre and right close to Newcastle Train Station and Metro System. A perfect choice if you are travelling to explore the city.
Maldron Hotel Newcastle – also with a unique location in the city centre, the hotel has a private courtyard and city views in most of the rooms. It is a perfect choice for whatever your travel purpose is.
Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle – if your main concern is leisure, look no further! This hotel has a sports bar, grill restaurant, fitness centre, and modern rooms with a cool unique design. It is also within a walking distance from Newcastle’s famous Eldon Square!
- Victoria Tunnel
- St James’ Park
- The Quayside
- Jesmond Dene
- The Discovery Museum
- Newcastle Castle
- The Biscuit Factory
- Theatre Royal
- Grainger Market
- Grey Street
- Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
- Simla Restaurant
- Saray Jesmond Turkish Grill House
- Branches Jesmond
- Sushi Me Rollin’
- Aidan’s Kitchen
- Boquerón’s Tapas and Cocktails
- The French Quarter
- Knights by the Burn Coffee House
Where is the hospital in Newcastle?
The two main government hospitals in Newcastle are Newcastle Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary, which provides an emergency department that operates 24 hours for any emergencies.
What is the closest airport to Newcastle?
Newcastle has its own airport, Newcastle Upon Tyne (NCL) Airport/ the second closest airport is Leeds Bradford (LBA) Airport.
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