The Central Arcade in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is an Edwardian covered shopping exchange, originally built in 1837 as a newsroom and commercial space. Following a fire, the arcade was rebuilt in 1906 and today you can still marvel at the vaulted glass ceiling and original tilework. The arcade is home to the Newcastle Tourist Information Centre and shops including Space NK and Neal's Yard Remedies. Those looking for accommodation in the heart of the city centre, within walking distance of its shops and malls, will find a wide range of hotels to choose from, including chain hotels, spa hotels and serviced apartments.
Affordable Hotels near Central Arcade
You don't want to spend all your hard-earned cash on accommodation when the purpose of your short break is some serious retail therapy! Couples, families and groups of friends visiting Newcastle for its shopping will find an excellent range of affordable hotels within walking distance of Central Arcade. For a wider range of amenities, such as laundry services and spa facilities, choose a chain hotel. If it's a more personal level of service you're looking for, then a guest house or independent hotel may be a better option. Groups of friends here to experience the city's nightlife might prefer serviced apartments, giving you the freedom to prepare your own meals and set your own timetable.
Indulge in Some Retail Therapy in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
When it comes to shopping, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the North-East's premier destination, thanks in part to the vast Metro Centre in Gateshead, the largest shopping centre in Europe. But there's plenty of retail therapy to indulge in in the city centre too, with Central Arcade, Eldon Square and the legendary Fenwick department store. For vintage finds, quirky gifts and records, head for High Bridge, where you'll find an array of independent stores, or check out Attica, one of the best stores for vintage fashion outside London.
Relax and Unwind on Your Break in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Spa hotels and chain hotels with indoor pools and fitness centres are the perfect place to relax after a day pounding the pavements, and you'll find hotels with full-service spas where you can enjoy a range of face and body treatments. You'll also find affordable two and three-star independent hotels with their own restaurant, so you could treat yourself to a meal at your hotel before your night out.