10 Things To Look Forward To In Newcastle This April
We’ve been patiently waiting for the month of April ever since the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England was announced. April 12 holds a lot of promise with the reopening of retail, dining outdoors and saying goodbye to our lockdown locks. We’ve rounded up 10 things we’re looking forward to this month…
OUTDOOR HAPPENINGS >>
GREY STREET GATHERING
Greenery incoming! We're thrilled that our Grey Street Gathering is returning to its prime spot in the city centre this month and we can’t wait to check it out. Our lush Grey Street Gathering provides a tranquil place to chill out and take in one of the city's most spectacular streets. We’re well underway, gearing up for an early April launch, so whether you swing by on your lunch break, rest your legs mid-shopping trip, or meet your chums to soak up a bit of spring/summer sun in the city, we can’t wait to welcome you all.
REOPENING RETAIL >>
This Newcastle icon has built a huge following over the years and the High Bridge store is a landmark when it comes to indie shopping in the city. The Union gang have been keeping our wardrobes stocked thanks to their speedy UK next working day delivery and click & collect service throughout lockdown - a fabulous example of NE1 businesses adapting to the situation and keeping customers kitted out! Now we're back in the city, we can't wait to pop in, say thank you and shop some more - April 12 can’t come quick enough!
THE VINTAGE SCENE
Vintage shopping is the best way to elevate your wardrobe with unique pieces and save a few pennies in the process. Everybody say hello to The Vintage Scene - a brand new store setting up shop in NE1 this spring! This Ridley Place newbie is set to be ready for the city's retail reopening on 12 April and we can't wait to check it out! The Vintage Scene is all about designer labels and statement pieces from the 80s, 90s and 00s. If you’re looking to add to your collection of Lacoste t-shirts, McQueen-esque embroidered knits, printed Nike tees or a sweet denim jacket, this place will have you kitted out in style in no time!
Monday 12th is fast approaching and we can’t wait to shop until we drop! Style-conscious shoppers should make END. a shopping priority this spring. With killer deals on designer brands such as Stone Island, Stussy and Aimé Leon Dore, as well as all the latest collaborations from some super cool designers from across the world, END. is the place to shop if you’re looking to make a statement.
FOOD & DRINK DATES >>
A visit to UNO’s Trattoria is just what your April agenda ordered! Yes, that’s right, the Quayside favourite is getting set to reopen its outdoor seating area on 12 April. We’re drooling just thinking about tucking into our favourite Italian dishes. From their creamy spaghetti carbonara and fiery inferno pizza to their succulent chicken roma and incredible calzone - whatever you choose from their fresh and authentic menu, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling full, happy and satisfied!
Who else has missed sitting by the Quayside, feeling the warmth of the sun on your face and sipping on Pornstar Martinis? Us too! Come 12 April, we’ll be able to reserve a spot in Tiger Hornsby’s outdoor seating area and sip away on a cocktail menu bursting with flavour.
OLIVE & BEAN
Great coffee, incredible food and an all new outdoor seating area is what we can look forward to from Olive & Bean. Let us set the scene, you’re sitting outside watching people pass by, the sun is shining and you’re sipping on a cup of the good stuff. Sounds good, right? One latte to sit outside with please - we could get used to that!
POST-LOCKDOWN LOOKS >>
NEWCASTLE HAIR & BEAUTY CLINIC
Goodbye chipped varnish, hello gorgeous acrylics. It’s time to get those nails looking insta ready and what better way to do so than with a visit to Newcastle Hair & Beauty Clinic? Whether you're looking for a natural nail polish, gorgeous gels or stylish acrylics, the brilliant team at Newcastle Hair & Beauty Clinic on Northumberland Street will have you sorted in no time. Relax, unwind and be truly pampered this April.
HOUSE OF SAVANNAH
Put the kitchen scissors down, it’s time to let the professionals work their magic. House of Savannah is a sure bet when it comes to a post-lockdown haircut. Their online booking system is now open via the pop-up link on their website below and you can book yourselves in for hair and beauty appointments from 12 April. What are you waiting for?
Say hello to a new look this April. The team of experts at Mr Tilly’s are on hand to offer a first-class barbering experience and provide you with that post-lockdown glow. This uber-cool salon provides traditional barbering combined with cutting-edge styles and contemporary techniques. Go here for impeccable haircuts, wet shaving, beard styling, treatments and grooming necessities.