Newcastle is home to a number of different markets where you can find everything from your food shop essentials to food stalls and vintage clothes. Let us take you through the best markets in and around Newcastle!
Tynemouth Market has a great location, and is located inside the Victorian Metro Station at Tynemouth. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3.30pm. There is also a Farmer’s Market held on every third Saturday of the month with some fresh local produce.
The market has over 150 stalls that vary from food to vintage clothes and even handmade gifts. You can support local artists/businesses, grab a gyros or take home a new plant all in one place! The fact it’s undercover makes it a perfect destination even for the gloomy British skies.
Jesmond Food Market
Jesmond Food Market is held every fortnight and is located on the Armstrong bridge. Jesmond is a popular area with students so you can have a nice day out with your flatmates exploring the food stalls on offer.
You can grab some baked goods from Pink Lane Bakery and enjoy it with a local caffeine kick from Ouseburn Coffee. The market also offers stalls of fresh fruits and vegetables so you can even have a cooking competition with your friends using locally sourced ingredients. Find out more about the market dates and times here.
Quayside Market takes place every Sunday between 9am and 4pm and stretches along Newcastle Quayside. You can explore the stalls whilst taking in the gorgeous views of the River Tyne.
There are stands selling ceramics, jewellery, handmade crafts and much more. You’ll always be able to find souvenirs representing the North East and the Geordie culture. You can also grab a bite to eat at the different food trucks whilst enjoying the performances of local street artists and buskers. Explore the regular vendors of the market here.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the Grainger Market. The historic indoor market opened to the public on 24 October 1835. The market is known as Newcastle’s first supermarket and holds special memories for many local residents to this day. It’s open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5.30pm. Since it’s so close to the campus, it’s great for grabbing a quick lunch between lectures.
The size of the market means it has a variety of vendors selling fresh produce, crafts, food and much more. Perhaps the most famous stall amongst students is Pizza Slice where you can get a massive slice of pizza for less than £2.50! Dumpling and Bun is another renowned stall where you can enjoy freshly made dumplings when you need some warm comfort food.
Each market has its own unique charms and quirks that you need to explore and we recommend you visit all these markets at least once during your time at Newcastle. You can take out a day for each one or even challenge yourself to explore a few in a day. Either way, it’s a perfect way to get to know the city and start exploring!