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Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Northumberland Street is a major shopping street in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England. It is home to a wide range of different retailers, banks and cafes, and in terms of rental per square foot, Northumberland Street is the most expensive location in the UK outside London to own a shop. There are currently over 51 retailers including pubs on Newcastle's Northumberland Street.LocationThe street runs from the Haymarket Interchange Metro station and The Newcastle Civic Centre in the north, towards Pilgrim Street and the Monument Metro station at the south. It encompasses the entrance to the Eldon Square Shopping Centre It also houses the entrance to the Monument Mall Shopping Centre.South of Blackett Street, Northumberland Street ends at the junction with Pilgrim Street which runs to the Tyne Bridge. From the opening of the bridge in 1928 until the opening of the Tyne Tunnel in 1967, Northumberland Street was part of the A1 between London and Edinburgh. It is now pedestrianised.Until 1999, the most northerly section of Northumberland Street from Northumberland Road onwards was still open to traffic and a busy bus route, which led to the shops in this part of the street being much less popular than those farther south. This section is now pedestrianised in keeping with the remainder of the street. However, some electronic maps still show this part as an accessible road.
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  • Walked down there today. Array of shops from chemists to department store. Food shops and lots of architecture. Street buskers and entertainers. Clean and well kept.  more »
  • The atmosphere on the street is fabulous, the street performaners are fantastic and give the street a great atmosphere. The shops were very well looked after, the structure of the buildings were fanta...  more »
  • This place..I just can't forget..This place is the best hangout and shopping place in Newcastle city. You get all the branded shops and best this is that you see the flavor of local culture over here....  more »
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  • Simple browsing shop all laid out for easy viewing. Helpful staff.
  • We arrived almost at closing time but were well looked after. Unfortunately the costume that was listed on their website as available was not in the shop. But could be ordered in for us.
  • Great staff....very helpful. Lots of costumes and bits to go with em. Can try them on before you buy.
  • Cool
  • Best place in Newcastle for fancy dress items.