Newcastle’s Top Ten Best Kept Secrets

'For some reason, it is always thrilling to spot your home town in the news' - Craig Brown There are many things Newcastle is known for: Grey’s Street, which has been voted one of the best streets in Europe, being a nightlife hotspot and, of course, being home to the mighty Newcastle United. But among … Continue reading Newcastle’s Top Ten Best Kept Secrets

My Year on the Metro: A Review

Since starting the blog I've always been looking for new and interesting things to write about. A lot of the local stuff I've done like the Newcastle upon Tyne walking tour and Ouseburn pub crawl have both done consistently well and I enjoy creating content that people find useful. Back in 2013 someone actually started … Continue reading My Year on the Metro: A Review

Hebburn

Had we done our research properly or put anything thought whatsoever into the order of which we were going to review all the pubs on the metro line, we probably might have decided to end in Newcastle City Centre or at the Coast to create some kind of celebratory atmosphere. We have no such organisational … Continue reading Hebburn

Simonside

Ever notice that the North East seems to have lots of places that are similarly named simply just to cause confusion? I was quite excited when I knew there was a Simonside on the metro line. I’d been wanting to climb up that big hill for ages. Imagine my disappointment when we alighted the train … Continue reading Simonside

Brockley Whins

I’ll make no secret of the fact the Brockley Whins may as well be on the moon as far as I’m concerned and has always been one of those stations that I’m always just passing through on my way to somewhere else so I was fully prepared for there not to be anywhere to grab … Continue reading Brockley Whins

Jarrow

The metro station in Jarrow was originally on the network’s green line before the South Shields and Sunderland lines were swapped over and first opened in 1984. Like many stations on the network it is home to some local art and a statue dedicated to the famous Jarrow March is displayed inside the station. Town … Continue reading Jarrow

Fellgate

One thing I never realised is how many metro stations there are in Jarrow, which aren’t serviced by the Jarrow metro station, what do they think they are Jesmond or something?!  Fellgate is a relatively new station in terms of the Metro Network and was opened in 2002 along with the rest of the Sunderland … Continue reading Fellgate