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Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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3.2/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
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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  • A wide high street with plenty of shops in the very centre of Newcastle. It's hard to imagine that the A1 ran along Northumberland Street. 
  • Always stop here once a week for a coffee with my mam . Crowds of people loads of shops this is the main street in Newcastle 
  • Love Northumberland street love old buildings to look at and great no traffic plenty of shops Fenwick being a favourite with M&S . 
  • You know what you're getting, it's a McDonalds. Attracts funny characters later on, so be wary after a night out. However, unlike the other McDonalds in town, this offers seating late at night and sees much less drama.
  • Very large and thus has large queues. Hard to find a seat but it's fast food so you can't expect claridges. Huge size means you see in cleaned tables and tribes of young kids messing about throwing stuff. So pick your seat after checking for local militia and mess.
  • Totally hectic! As a disabled person who can't use the stairs and there's no lift I find it ridiculous that there's no designated seating reserved for disabled people. There's more seating downstairs than up but its not accessible to wheelchair users and able bodied people don't use it so you have to fight for a seat upstairs. Don't think I'll be back!
  • Been there for me throughout my late night study sessions. Tends be filled with drunk people late night but the security is good.
  • i don't like it beacouse it is very buisy and i don't like it's kechup sorry
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