If there was an Instagram bucket list then we would definitely be adding these spots on the Toon to it! Newcastle has got some absolute insta-worldies for you to check out and we’ve narrowed down a list of our favourite 10, especially for you.
1. Banyan Newcastle, City Centre
We thought we’d start with the new kid on the block – Banyan, that opens its doors this weekend! With it’s totally adorable swing seat out the front, you can see why we had to include this on our insta list – inside you’ll find treats for your taste buds on the all-day menus as well as delicious drinks to choose from on the fab cocktail menus.
Plus, gals we know how it is, you’ll need to nip to the loo for a quick snap – well oh my, do they have all your selfie needs covered in the bathroom?! 😍
2. Breadpoint Ltd.
China Town Seriously, what can we even say about these waffle creations of dreams? You just need to get yourself down to China town and try one of the bubble waffles from Breadpoint Ltd. - fill it, snap it and feast on it! 🤤
So stack is a pretty funky concept and it’s hard to pick just one part of it to feature on your feed. Describing itself as a ‘creative social hub’ we can see why – not only is it practically a small village built from stacking shipping containers, it’s full of quirky little eateries, shops and bars and the setting is just cool af. Take a virtual tour on their website and see for yourself why you should definitely pay it a visit!
4. Coffee Yolo (part of Stack)
Housed within the gem that is Stack, Coffee Yolo made our list in its own right – I mean you just have to take one look at this hot chocolate of dreams to see that this place is something that came straight out of an insta-coffee-shop-handbook! Not only are the drinks pretty dam attractive, but the décor and of course the ‘YOLO’ sign is most certainly something we want featuring on our feeds!
5. Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
When you’re visiting an art gallery it’s expected you’ll find lots of amazing things for you to post on Instagram, but no one would expect that the welcome desk would be quite cool enough to make it’s own mark. The Baltic Centre is located on the South Bank of the River Tyne and without even visiting the exhibitions inside, the old flour mill building and views along the Tyne are enough to get your Instagram-juices flowing. So, get ready to have a whole host of insta posts dedicated to the Baltic if you’re heading that way!
6. By The River Brew Co
While you’re down by the riverside it would make sense to go and grab some refreshments down at ‘By The River Co.’ which is set just under the Tyne Bridge. Another container community, the River Brew Co. is not only buzzing all day and night, but at weekends is host to the Hawker Market – which includes street food and indie traders galore.
7. Lola Jeans
Lola Jeans was originally founded in Tynemouth, but Newcastle has recently welcomed her little sister. Filled with colourful wall murals, chandeliers, flamboyant furniture and award-winning food – Lolas is definitely one to add to your insta bucket list!
8. Quay Ingredient
If poached eggs on toast and good coffee are your bag, then Quay Ingredient is one for you to try. Not only is the food super pretty, it’s really good value and certainly a spot to cure a hangover with a decent cooked breakfast. I mean, who doesn’t like a good avocado on toast post on the ‘gram anyway?!
9. Central Arcade
The Central Arcade is full of pretty ceilings and building work, but we couldn’t help but get whisked up by the trend that is – a shot of shoes on the various mosaic patterns that line the walkways – I mean how cool does this look? So, if you’re looking for a bit of arty character to add to your profile – you should definitely jump on board this quirky trend and head down to the arcades for a shoe shot too!
10. Space Invaders
Remember the 80’s video game Space Invaders? Who we kidding, you probably don’t unless you found it in your dads loft. But you may have seen these little characters hiding around the city of Newcastle, and we can tell you that these are part of a bigger thing than the 80’s best-selling video game anyway! These little fellas have been created by an UIA un-identified artist who has travelled the world hiding these creatures in places as far and wide as Bangkok, LA and Melbourne.