Newcastle upon Tyne city life
Newcastle upon Tyne has a rich cultural heritage and a unique charm made by the combination of the remains of the medieval buildings and the modern architecture. In Newcastle, you can spend your free time by visiting some of the local attractions, by going shopping at some of the finest stores in UK or by watching sport events and attending many festivals.
Newcastle upon Tyne is abundant in green spaces and parks, like Leazes Park and St. James' Park. You should not miss Town Moor in the north of the city centre, which is larger than London's famous Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath put together.
Notable attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne:
- Tyne Bridge
- Grey's Monument – commemorates Prime Minister Earl Grey and his Reform Act
- The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
- The Discovery Museum
- Great North Museum
- Hancock Museum
- The Gallagher and Turner Gallery
- The Laing Art Gallery
Sports fans can watch a game of the Newcastle United F.C., a Premier League football team, or the Newcastle Eagles basketball team.
In terms of nightlife, Tyne is renowned as Great Britain's number one tourist attraction. You can find plenty of pubs, bars and nightclubs around the Bigg Market and the Quayside area of the city centre. Go to Collingwood Street, popularly referred to as the 'Diamond Strip' due to its concentration of high-end bars.
International atmosphere in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne does not have a large multicultural environment except the incoming student population, but the city is home to several minorities, such as: Polish, Czech populations, Bolivians – as the largest Bolivian population in any UK city and Asian – particularly Chinese, Pakistani and Bangladesh people.
Several international enterprises have set their offices in Newcastle and the city council is providing a range of free business and start-up support, to build a prosperous city.
Weather Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne has a general mild weather due to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. As one of the driest cities in the UK, winters are milder and summers are cooler. The average high temperature in December – January is 7 C (45 F) and during the hottest summer months of July – August 18 – 19 C (65.5 – 66 F).