Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is definitely proof that there is life outside of London. Based in the very North-East of England, it was once one of the UK’s most important industrial cities. In recent years it has evolved and emerged to become a vibrant and stylish destination, with a reputation as the party capital of the UK. However, the bars and clubs of Newcastle are just the tip of the iceberg – art galleries, museums, theatres and numerous other leisure activities make it an ideal destination for you to visit on your UK working holiday.
Accommodation isn’t in short supply in Newcastle – from basic B&Bs to boutique hotels; you’ll find something to suit every budget. If you’re looking to meet like-minded travellers, then a backpacker hostel should be your first port of call, providing you with a cheap and convenient base from which to explore the city. Hostels in Newcastle include Euro Hostel Newcastle, Backpackers Newcastle, North Eastern YWCA Hostel and Albatross Backpackers.
Things To Do
Newcastle has lots of major events and festivals on throughout the year – with perhaps the most famous being the Great North Run sporting event – however whether you’re into music, art, sport or food and drink, there’s always something taking place for everyone to enjoy.
If you want to experience some olde worlde British charm – yet with a contemporary twist – then head to the High Bridge quarter of Newcastle. Brimming with independent retailers, bars and restaurants it offers the best of the modern world, but still offering a real historical allure. You’ll also find The Stand Comedy Club where you’ll find well-known acts mixed with the best in up-and-coming British talent.